WORLD AMPUTEE FOOTBALL FEDERATION
The World Amputee Football Federation is the global governing body for amputee football (soccer).
The Federation's primary objectives are:
1: To promote social interactivity, self-esteem and self-confidence among adult men and women, and especially among veterans, new and youthful amputees through recreational and competitive amputee football programs, and
2: To help member nations develop their programs, educate their publics on disability issues through sport, and to train their athletes for representation in elite international and World competitions - and in Paralympic competition when the sport achieves that status.
The Federation was formed at a world Congress in Brazil in 2005. Its founding members were Argentina, Brazil, England, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, and Uzbekistan.
In the few years since then the sport has exploded in growth with the Federation now including more than 30 national associations on five continents.