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Gold Fields Australia sponsors WA Paras Football Championship - Football West

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The inaugural Gold Fields WA Paras Football Championship took place on the weekend with the WA Paras Gold lifting the Pat Amato Cup.

After an entertaining 2-2 draw in Saturday's first game at E&D Litis Stadium, WA Gold defeated WA Black 5-3 at Hale School on Sunday.

Both games were live streamed on Football West platforms.

The WA Paras also announced their Team of the Decade on the weekend:

Goalkeeper: Chris Barty

Defender: Pat Amato

Defender: Alessandro La Verghetta

Midfielder: Nick Prescott

Midfielder: Brad Scott

Midfielder: Ben Tirabosco

Striker: Chris Minutillo

Sub: Connor Bunce

Sub: Rodrigues Niyongere

Sub: Sam McConnachy

Sub: Setha Chum

Sub: Andrew Staddle

Sub: Jordan De Stefano

Sub: Levi Saunders

Honourable mention: Conrad Morris

Football West Program Lead – Community Melissa Gmeiner said: "Congratulations to both teams and everyone involved who put on this fantastic event.

"With the National CP (Cerebral Palsy) Football Championships cancelled for the second successive year due to Covid, it was important that we were able to offer an alternative tournament for the WA Paras.

"The players, officials and organisers all got fully behind the Championship. We'd also like to thank Floreat Athena and Hale School for hosting the games."

The weekend also saw Special Olympics, United Reds Football League and Equal Footingball players compete in matches.


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