REGISTRATIONS are open for the winter season of Football West’s inclusive league aimed at competitively disadvantaged players.
Equal Footingball provides an inclusive environment for people with a competitive disadvantage, such as a physical or intellectual disability, to get started in sport.
It is designed for players who may have difficulty playing a full-size game at full speed and no scores, goal scorers list or competition ladder is recorded.
There are currently seven clubs throughout the Perth metropolitan area that offer teams.
Football West inclusive participation officer Gordon Duus said the culture that developed among the participating clubs was like no other.
“It’s bringing back the sport to its genuine roots, cheering on opponents, getting to know other families and appreciating a lot of people involved in sport who have started out in different challenging positions and overcoming them,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity for anyone with disability or competitive disability to have a chance to play.
“People who didn’t realise they could participate in sport have an outlet which isn’t difficult for them to commence.”
Equal Footingball’s Perth clubs
Cockburn City Soccer Club, Beale Park, Spearwood
Kalamunda United FC, Maida Vale Reserve, Maida Vale
Lynwood United Football Club, Hossack Reserve, Parkwood
Peel RFC, Bortolo Park, Greenfields
Tuart Hill Junior SC, Woodchester Reserve, Nollamara
Western Knights Soccer Club, Davis Oval, Mosman Park
Whitford City FC, Warrandyte Park, Craigie