Pararoos Head Coach Kai Lammert has named a 14-player squad for the 2018 Tri-Nations International Challenge matches which will be played in San Diego, USA from 18-21 July 2018.

Daniel Campbell (NSW), Constandinos Christodoulou (Victoria) and Augustine Murphy (NSW) are all in line to make their debut for the Pararroos.

Lammert is looking forward to the tournament which forms an integral part of the Pararoos’ preparations for the 2018 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships which will be played at Kish Island, Iran in November later this year.

“This tournament will give us vital matches and important exposure to international football for our new players,” said Lammert.

“We had to make some changes due to classification changes earlier in the year so we will see a mixture of young new faces and experienced campaigners in the squad.”

“This will be a great test for us with USA who are ranked 4th in the world and Canada who are 10th. Our long-term goal is to be back in the top 10, so these games are vital for our preparation to achieve this goal.

“We had a very successful World Championship last year, but with the classification changes it’s a new era in CP (Cerebal Palsy) Football and we are looking forward to the new challenge,” concluded Lammert.

The Pararoos assemble in Sydney on Friday 13 July and will then depart for the USA on Saturday 14 July.

Pararoos squad for 2018 Tri-Nations International Challenge matches

NameStateInternational Caps (Goals)
Ben AtkinsNSW56 (4)
David BarberQLD83 (69)
Daniel CampbellNSW0 (0)
Constandinos ChristodoulouVIC0 (0)
Matthew HearneVIC9 (0)
Alessandro La VerghettaWA1 (0)
Taj LynchNSW1 (0)
Angus MacGregorVIC1 (0)
Connor MarshNSW22 (1)
Augustine MurphyNSW0 (0)
Christopher PyneNSW90 (20)
Benjamin RocheNSW38 (14)
Benjamin SuttonNSW4 (0)
Christian Tsangas (GK)VIC2 (0)

2018 Tri-Nations International Challenge competition schedule

Pre – USA (R) v Pararoos (R)
Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 (Pacific Time)
Venue: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre, Chula Vista, San Diego, USA (trainatchulavista.com)
Kick-off: 3pm (Pacific Time)

Game 1 – USA v Pararoos
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018 (Pacific Time)
Venue: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre, Chula Vista, San Diego, USA (trainatchulavista.com)
Kick-off: 5pm (Pacific Time)

Game 2 – Pararoos v Canada
Date: Friday, 20 July 2018 (Pacific Time)
Venue: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre, Chula Vista, San Diego, USA (trainatchulavista.com)
Kick-off: 5pm (Pacific Time)

Game 3 – USA v Canada
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018 (Pacific Time)
Venue: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre, Chula Vista, San Diego, USA (trainatchulavista.com)
Kick-off: 5pm (Pacific Time)

By Football Federation Australia
Posted: 13/07/2018

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