2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships unveils vibrant new brand identity, ticketing and Tournament Draw

2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships unveils vibrant new brand identity, ticketing and Tournament Draw

  • Brand identity evokes the distinctive spirit of Cerebral Palsy Football and Australia as a host nation

  • An Opening Day extravaganza will see the CommBank ParaMatildas take on Japan in a historic home international before the CommBank Pararoos commence their momentous tournament against Thailand at the “Home of the Matildas” at La Trobe University in Melbourne

  • Match tickets to go on sale on Thursday, 12 October with affordable prices from $10 for Children and $20 for Adults with concession and family tickets available

The countdown is on and to mark the milestone of 20 days to go, the 2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships has unveiled its vibrant and energetic new brand identity which underpins its vision to make an impact and be “More than a Game”.

In conjunction with the brand identity launch, the Tournament Draw and ticketing information has also been announced at footballaustralia.com.au.

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With match action kicking off on 4 November and the Championship Finals on 11 November, the 2023 Men’s and Women’s IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships will see Asia and Oceania’s top players fiercely contesting for the biggest prizes in the region.

Hosted at the world-class and recently completed “Home of the Matildas” at La Trobe University in Melbourne, the Opening Day of competition will see the CommBank ParaMatildas play a historic first-ever home international against Japan, before the CommBank Pararoos commence their first home tournament match since the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games against Thailand in the 25th anniversary year.

Further, Football Australia confirmed today that tickets for the tournament will go on sale from 12 October 2023, with a pre-sale for Football Account holders from at 12.00pm AEDT on Thursday via Ticketek.  

General Public ticket sales will be available from 12.00pm AEDT on Friday, 13 October with ticket prices for both phases starting at $10 for Children (aged 4 – 18), $15 for Concession, $20 for Adults, and $50 for a Family.  

Carly Salmon during the CommBank ParaMatildas game against Japan in Osaka, Japan. (Photo: Kevin Salmon/Active Photography)
Carly Salmon during the CommBank ParaMatildas game against Japan in Osaka, Japan. (Photo: Kevin Salmon/Active Photography)

“More than a Game”

Underpinned by the significance of the 2023 Men’s and Women’s IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships, the brand identity is uniquely infused with the spirit of CP football and Australia as a host nation. 

The Eucalypt Leaf (from the most common tree in Australia, covering 77% of Australia’s total native forest area) is incorporated in the bespoke Championships type style and represents the growth that this tournament will bring to the CP game. 

At the heart of the brand identity is a unifying sphere representing a football built from the leaf shapes that has a floral feel, angled lower left top right with the motif symbolising progression.  

Football Australia Head of Inclusion, Sarah Walsh, said: “This is a significant milestone on the hosting journey for a historic tournament in Australia.

“The 2023 IFCPF Asia Oceania Championships is a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate Cerebral Palsy Football in our region and to advance the game to new heights – on and off the pitch. 

“Our tournament brand identity speaks to the huge step forward for the respect and recognition of para footballers and enables the Championships to hero the stories of the players and their achievements. 

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“More than a Game” speaks to these stories and the aim of the tournament to elevate awareness of CP football (men’s and women’s), creating new sporting heroes and bringing together the wider community,” she concluded.  

Continuing the inclusive and progressive nature of the tournament, the brand colour ways utilises magenta, powder blue, deep blue and gold offset with a delicate calming cream background to produce an optimistic, vivacious, bold, modern and striking colour palette.  

As the 2023 tournament endeavours to be remembered as a landmark year for the sport, this makes the number 23 significant, and it is featured heavily throughout the branding elements. 

The 2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships will be the first time the Men’s and Women’s tournament will take place concurrently with five men’s teams and three women’s teams participating from the Asia-Pacific region.  

All the latest information on the tournament is available at Football Australia.  

2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships CommBank ParaMatildas Fixtures

Match Day 1
Australia v Japan
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2023
Venue: Home of the Matildas (Field 1)
Kick-Off: 3:00pm AEDT

Match Day 2
Nepal v Australia v
Date: Sunday, 5 November 2023
Venue: Home of the Matildas (Field 1)
Kick-Off: 6:00pm AEDT

Match Day 3
Australia v Japan
Date: Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Venue: Home of the Matildas (Field 1)
Kick-Off: 2:00pm AEDT

Match Day 4
Australia v Nepal
Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Venue: Home of the Matildas (Field 1)
Kick-Off: 4:30pm AEDT

Match Day 5
2023 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships Final
Date: Friday, 10 November 2023
Venue: Home of the Matildas (Field 1)
Kick-Off: 7:00pm AEDT