The ParaMatildas, Australia’s national football team for women with cerebral palsy or acquired brain injury, has become Australia’s most successful national football team by reaching the finals of the IFCPF Women’s World Cup, which was held in Salou, Spain on 17th May.
The ParaMatildas were joined by eventually winners, the USA, in the final, which were the two best-performing sides in the round-robin tournament, with the USA finishing in top spot after their final-day 4-0 victory over Australia in the group stage.
The ParaMatildas had second chance to avenge their loss and pushed a strong USA squad to extra time in an exhilarating final before falling to the eventual champions, 4-2.
This is an amazing achievement for a team that had not existed two-and-a-half months ago or played a single game together as a team until last fortnight!
A replay of the match can be watched on the MyFootball YouTube Channel.
The Ottomin Foundation congratulates the ParaMatildas on their amazing feat and looks forward to many more successful results in the future. Go the ParaMatildas!