Pararoos documentary screening
SOME of Australia’s most inspiring athletes will be on show – not on the field, but on the silver screen.
A documentary about the Pararoos is being shown at Wesley College on August 19.
The Pararoos are our national soccer squad comprised of players with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries or stroke.
The film tells the personal stories of bullying and discrimination the players have felt throughout their lives and their campaign at the 2017 World Championships in Argentina.
The team’s funding was withdrawn before the tournament.
Director Tom Ferguson said this put immense pressure on the players.
“Every game in Argentina was a highstakes moment,” Mr Ferguson said.
“Every game had the potential to define the side’s future. And every game was a chance to prove themselves to the world.”
The screening is a ticketed event, with all funds going to the Pararoos.
For tickets, visit https://events.humanitix.com.au/pararoosmovie.