Capital Football’s Football-Connect
The Football-Connect All Ability Football, Futsal and Kanga Cup are all local Canberra football competitions created by Capital Football. Along with their club partnerships and player pathway programs Capital Football have helped to build the capacity of local football clubs. The non for profit organization has provided a services to players of all abilities the opportunity to play local football. Football-Connect provides a safe, pressure free and enjoyable football environment to all players and trains and recruits players with a disability in order to connect them to their local clubs. In 2016 Football-Connect continued to show its commitments to removing barriers to participation in football for people of all abilities. The program continues to foster diversity, helps participants to build resilience and engages local clubs to build their capacity by becoming a more inclusive, equal and welcoming footballing community. The difference this program has made to the lives of many disabled children in the community is enormous and has a resounding impact on not only the child themselves but also their peers.