PARAROOS coach Kai Lammert announced on Wednesday his Australian 14-player squad, including Callala Bay's Ben Atkins, for this month's international friendly against Canada at Cromer Park - the Pararoos' first official match on home soil in 19 years.
Lammert's squad features two potential debutants - youngsters Jeremy Boyce (15) and Timothy Blowes (17) - as well as one player - captain David Barber - who is set to make his 100th appearance in the green and gold on home soil.
The Pararoos, who are Australia's national men's football team for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury or symptoms acquired from stroke, will assemble in Sydney a few days prior to the match which will kick-off at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 30.
The fixture is open to the public, with 100 per cent of ticket sales invested back into the Pararoos' programme to assist with future opportunities.
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"We notified the players a couple of weeks ago about their selections in the squad and all the boys were thrilled with the news," Lammert said.
"Since then the players have been working hard with their own programs and with their respective clubs to ensure that they arrive in camp as ready as possible to make the most of this great opportunity against Canada.
"Fans that come to the game on November 30 will see a team made up of a range of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences.
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"Seven of our 14 squad members are in their teens, highlighting our focus on youth, however we also have some extremely experienced Pararoos who lead our team including captain David Barber, goalkeeper Christopher Pyne, attacker Benjamin Roche and defender Ben Atkins."
Australia's squad for the match against Canada combines players from four states, with New South Wales having eight representatives, Victoria three, Western Australia two, and Queensland one.
The Pararoos' match against Canada will assist preparations for the IFCPF Nations Championships to be held in Sant Cugat, Spain next June.