Football 7-a-side has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1984. This Para sport is for Para athletes with cerebral palsy, and is played with modified FIFA rules, with 7 players making up each team rather than 11. The playing field is smaller than a standard football field, there are no offside rulings, and throw-ins may be made with just one hand. Matches consist of two halves of 30 minutes each.
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 112 Para athletes from 8 countries competed in 1 medal event.
For more information on Football 7-a-side visit the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football.
Football 7-a-side is not currently played widely in New Zealand, but register your interest now and we will help you to find a Para sport for you in your local area!