- Nations League Division A Tournament
The power of sport despite adversity
The origins of amp football date back to the 1980s. Back then, a group of American disabled skiers, wanting to stay physically active even in the summer, decided to play football Soon amp fooball tournaments were held all over the United States and Canada, and it seemed that the new sport would grow stronger and stronger.
The following years, unfortunately, saw organizational problems that severely hampered the development of the sport. Despite attempts to rebuild it, it wasn’t until 2005 that the World Amp Football Organization was established. Two years later, the first official world championship was held in Turkey, and more and more national teams took part in each subsequent edition.
In an amp soccer match – lasting 2x 25 minutes plus a 10-minute break – teams of seven players (including a goalkeeper) compete. A player from the field can be a person with a unilateral amputation of the lower limb, and in the case of the goalkeeper, the upper limb.
Incredible emotions in Cracow
On June 16-18, the best European teams will come to Cracow. As part of the Sporting Side Event of the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023, the A Division League of Nations will take place.
The capital of Malopolska will host the national teams of Turkey (world and European champions), Spain (European vice-champions), England and Poland. The matches will be played at the Prądniczanka Stadium, and fans can already prepare for great emotions during the most important sports event of the year in Europe!
– To be a part of such a great event, while being the only disabled sports present here, is a big deal for us. We feel great gratitude. It’s a great promotion, but also another step in terms of our efforts to join the ranks of Paralympic sports – said the President of the Polish Amp Football Association, Mateusz Widłak.