​Unified Football growing from strength to strength

​​The Unified Football competition is heating up with a growing interest this season.

From six teams last year, there are now 14 teams turning up to play every weekend at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

Level 2 Unified Football Coach for Special Olympics PNG, Willie Vaira, said teams include Cheshire Homes, Red Cross, Hanuabada Day Care, Wardstrip and Sogeri Primary.

“There’s a lot more interest this year from children and parents as well turning up every Saturday.

“Unified Football is all about bringing people with intellectual disabilities and able people together in sports.”

He said the finals for the competition will be held on October 7.

He added a team will be selected to represent PNG at the Australian Championships, with the aim to qualify for the 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Troy Taule