ParaSport Ontario and Football-7-A-Side

ParaSport Ontario is a not-for profit organization that “affiliates a variety of ParaSport Clubs and more than 1800 athletes (inclusive of OALASA, OBSA, OCPSA, and OWSA) on a yearly basis. These athletes are given the opportunity to compete in Regional and Provincial Level competitions. PO works in collaboration with Host Communities and 12 Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations and Provincial Sport Organizations in delivering Summer and Winter Multi-ParaSport Games as well as ParaSport Expos” (http://www.parasportontario.ca/About/WhoWeAre.aspx).

This weekend, May 30 – June 1, is the annual Ontario ParaSport Games, which is being hosted in Northumberland County. Events that are included in this years games are: para-equestrian, sledge hockey, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, blind golf, amputee golf, hand-cycling and boccia. For more info about these sports, click here.

Connectedly, there are a number of organizations that provide leagues, events, and/or information for disabled soccer players, which is typically called Football-7-a-side. See below for a short list of associations/events that do just that.

Canadian Paralympic Committee
Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association
TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games
Ontario Soccer Association
Canadian Soccer Association

Advertisements