Two days of football for everyone: the first finals on June 18

June 18 will be the date chosen for the first day of the DCPS finalthe Paralympic and Experimental Football Division dedicated to athletes with mental and cognitive disabilities. After the two years characterized by continuous stops due to the health emergency linked to COVID-19, the FIGC has organized two days dedicated to the finals of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level competitions: the first will be, in fact, the June 18 for the Center-North areawhile the second will take place on the day June 25 by the Center-South. The first appointment will be on the stage of the Novarello Villaggio Azzurro sports center.

Sassuolo will be one of the teams that will go out on the field to win the title of champions of the Center-North

The two appointments will serve to best conclude the current season, which began in March already preparing the environment for which the 2022/2023 vintage will bewith the hope that the fields can be lived during the season.

Below is the press release issued by DCPS with all relevant information:


The appointment is for Saturday, June 18 and for Saturday, June 25, 2022 with the National Final Stages of the Paralympic and Experimental Football Division of the FIGCthe first national event to attend after two long years of absence and the forced cessation of football activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The cities of Novara and Rome will be the scene of the last exciting event of the 2021/22 season of the DCPS. A moment of celebration and sharing for the whole movement, with the aim of reliving the emotions of football together, waiting to project ourselves with enthusiasm for next season.

“These finals represent a new beginning – says the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina – and they will be a real sports party. After two years in which the pandemic has inevitably slowed down the development of the Federation’s Paralympic and experimental activity, the joy of our partners has once again polluted sports fields and facilities half of Italy. Then it’s time to dump her and move on the true meaning of footballpracticed with passion also thanks to moments of great sharing for athletes and their families ”.

“This event,” said the president of DCPS Franco Carraro– acquires a fundamental importance because it will be a moment of real exaltation of values and feelings. We will be in the field after two long years of pandemic and it will be the seal of our reboot to look forward to next season. ”

The formula of the sporting event – which will have the active participation of the main components of Italian football and the institutional world – will be divided into two phases.

The first official act, the “Final DCPS Center-North“, will be held Saturday 18 June in Novara at the “Novarello Villaggio Azzurro” Sports Center.. The event will be presented by Claudio Arrigoni, journalist of the Corriere della Sera and the Gazzetta dello Sport and will be protagonists are the eleven winning teams involved in three levels (1st, 2nd and 3rd) of the Regions Veneto, Piedmont-Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna I Sardinia who will compete for the title. He start is on schedule at 11, with the direction of the parties in charge of the referees of the CAN made available by the AIA, the Italian Association of Referees, a member who has always been close to the project. In Novara will be Gianluca Manganiello, referee of the CAN since 2017, 75 direct matches in Serie A, while in Rome Fabio Maresca, referee of the CAN since 2013 and FIFA International since 2020, will whistle 101 direct matches of the Series A.

It will be repeated in Rome on Saturday 25 June with the “DCPS Center-South Final”At the“ Giulio Onesti ”Olympic Preparation Center and where the ten winners of Laci, Abruzzo, Marches, Pulla I Tuscany. Along with the Paralympic and Experimental Football Division, Radio Italia, the national radio station only for Italian music, the official media partner of the FIGC and the National Teams, which will be the soundtrack for the ‘event presented. by Sergio Labruna, voice officer of the national team. A combination, between music and sport, with a strong commonality of positive and unifying values ​​with the unique power to excite and unite.

On the occasion of the National Final, the Paralympic and Experimental Football Division will support the campaign against discrimination #UNITIDAGLISTICOLORI promoted by all federal components and has seen the DCPS represented by athlete Mònica Tatiana Pinilla Martínez (SSD Minerva for Tukiki) as a witness. The banner will enter the fields of Novara and Rome “United of the same colors” and the teams will wear the campaign t-shirt to highlight how all Paralympic and experimental football is against all forms of discrimination and thank those who promote understanding and tolerance.

The 2022 activity
From gradually restart and progressive the DCPS football event that took place from March 19 to June 12, 2022 (Regional Finals), went out on the field 109 teams inserted in three levels of play different for football skills, for a total of 89 clubs involved and about 2,000 athletes who have played 300 games so far. DCPS tournaments are organized regionally with the support of NLD Regional Committees and there are 10 competition venues: Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont (which also involves the companies of the Liguria), Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Laci, Abruzzo, Marches, Pulla I Sardinia.

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