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Pararoos Win Against Canada in Long-Awaited Home Match

Ottomin Foundation Charity Committee members, Richard Kovacs and Ross Pettaras attended the Pararoos’ first match on home soil since the 2000 Paralympic Games, playing against Canada in an international friendly match.

Pararoos marked their historic home clash in style, cruising to a 5-0 win at Cromer Park. More than 1100 fans were in the Cromer Park stands in Sydney to watch the Pararoos in action, including Socceroos coach Graham Arnold and ex-Socceroo Brett Emerton.

Led by Ben Roche and Connor Bunce, who scored braces, the Pararoos began the game on the front foot and did not let up until the final whistle at Cromer Park in Sydney. Captain David Barber also reached 100 caps at the Home Game, which is an amazing feat.

Richard Kovacs, Chairman of the Ottomin Foundation, said “We would like to congratulate the boys on the big win. It was wonderful to see such a large and supportive turnout and so many of families and friends watching the boys play for the first time in the green and gold on home soil (or since 2000 in David Barber and Chris Pyne’s cases).”

“There was some very exciting football being played, with fast tempo play throughout the Match and several cracking goals scored. The result was an added bonus too. All spectators in the stands had a fantastic afternoon. It was inspiring, great football to watch and all round a great success”, said Mr Kovacs.

“We are honoured to have been a part of this historic occasion. We look forward to spectating many more matches at home in the future and continuing our support towards the boys into 2020 and beyond.”