The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program (BPFP) commenced operations in 2006, initially offering a welcoming community for children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy to engage in football games, drills and training. Over the past twelve years BPFP has continued to flourish and evolve, welcoming children and young adults of all abilities who have a diagnosis of any disability. BPFP is run entirely through the support of dedicated volunteers and program founder Jay Larkins, who work collaboratively to enhance the participation of young individuals with a disability to participate in the meaningful leisure pursuit of football, facilitating their social participation, health and wellbeing. The BPFP is fully supported and endorsed by Football QLD and The Queensland Christian Soccer Association.

Position Description

Volunteers are placed into areas/activities depending on their experience with a person with a disability. If the volunteer is a student studying in a specific area such as Occupational Therapy, all attempts are made to allow that student to use their studies to benefit any participant of the BPFP. Football coaching clinics are available in 2019 for all volunteers, as we realise that not all volunteers have a knowledge of football/soccer or sport. It is very important that all volunteers enjoy their participation and are able to use the skills they are learning.

Operating dates and times

The BPFP runs in line with the QLD school terms throughout the year.

The program commences on Sunday 3rd March 2019 and finishes on Sunday 1st December 2019.

Sessions start at 1.30pm for Seniors and Intermediate Squads.

Sessions start at 2.00pm for Juniors and Mini Squads.

All Squads finish at 3.00pm.

Places available

100

Position Requirements

  • Current Blue Card
  • Complete the BPFP Volunteer Registration form (provided upon applying)
  • Registration with PlayFootball (BPFP will provide details)
  • It is requested that ACU students wear ACU shirts related to their course. BPFP shirts are available at a discounted rate of $20 (please inquire). If any student requires a shirt and the cost is a barrier, please contact the ACU Engagement team.
  • Wear appropriate enclosed footwear and a hat

Location

Westside Grovely Football Club: Hanran Street, Keperra 4054

Programs are run in various locations from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast.

Website

https://www.bpfp.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/BPFP1/

https://www.instagram.com/brisbane_paralympic_football_/?hl=en

Process

Contact ACU Engagement expressing your interest and confirming:

  • You fulfil (or are willing to fulfil) the position requirements
  • The ACU unit you are studying and your course
  • Your availability which complies with the operating dates and times
  • Read the relevant ACU policies and procedures

After confirming the above, the Engagement team will then connect you with BPFP via email.


Contact

ACU Engagement

acuengagement@acu.edu.au

 

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