The Ambarvale Sports Complex played host to an exciting women’s clash on Sunday 2nd of May as the Bradbury Bears Female All Stars took on the Macarthur Magic Female All Stars as part of their Football NSW Female Football Week celebrations.
In the spirit of the women’s game, both teams enjoyed what was a free-flowing event of football action.
The Magic got off to cracking start hitting the lead after taking full advantage of the “free play” rule.
They held the slender lead going into the break but the Bears had other ideas as they came out swinging in the second half scoring a couple of goals.
The Magic though held their nerve and secured victory but the winner on the day was the success both programs have played as well as promoting their female football stars.
The match itself proved to be rather monumental as special modified rules that were developed using rules from blind football, cerebral palsy football and all abilities football were utilised in this one-off match.
“We were delighted to have taken part in Football NSW’s Female Football Week of celebrations via this great match that was played,” said Bradbury Bears Vice-President Carl Baker.
“Speaking on the match, this will be a long-term view to have these game guidelines rolled out across Australia.
“Disability Football is still growing across Australia while Female Disability Football is the fastest growing segment of football worldwide.
“In recent years, the Pararoos have been able to form a female team.
“A long-time view of mine would be to establish a local disability competition in Sydney using some of the rules that we developed in our game last Sunday. There is certainly enough teams in Sydney to develop a competition.”