Category: Events

Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2019!

VEWSA is returning to the VDSR Festival for 2019!

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival offers Victorians with, and without, disability the opportunity to explore and experience accessible and inclusive sport and recreation through hands-on activities and information sharing.

Featuring over 30 exhibitors and three activity zones, you can come and try different inclusive sport and recreational activities and learn about programs you can get involved with in your community.

Find out who’s exhibiting at the festival and what activities will be available:

Find out how to get to the festival:
We encourage everyone to use public transport, if possible, to get to the festival.

Accessibility at the festival:

Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active!

When: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank (between Queensbridge Street and Rockpool Bar & Grill)

VPPL 2019 Championship Round Details

The VPPL season comes to an end with the Championship Final on October 6

The Victorian Powerchair Premier League (VPPL) Championship Final is gearing up to be an epic match up in Powerchair Football and Powerchair Hockey.

Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team will take on South Melbourne FC Powerchair Team in Powerchair Football. Melbourne City go in as slight favourites after an impressive run but South Melbourne have shown they can match it throughout the season. Most matches have only been settled by a goal difference so the Championship is certainly up for grabs for both teams!

The Powerchair Hockey Championship sees the Melbourne Ducks as heavy favourites. As of now, the Melbourne Ducks are undefeated in 12 matches and are +46 in goal difference against the Melbourne Hunters. Can the Melbourne Hunters turn it around on the big day? 

Date: October 6
Location: Aquahub, 11 Civic Square, Croydon
Entry: Gold Coin Donation

12:00pm – Barbecue
1:15pm – Melbourne City v South Melbourne
2:10pm – Powerchair Football Championship Presentation
2:30pm – Melbourne Ducks v Melbourne Hunters
3:20pm – Powerchair Hockey Championship Presentation

It’s the best time to check out powerchair sports and meet Victoria’s best powerchair athletes. If you know of anyone that might be interested in either participating in powerchair sports or perhaps volunteering, please feel free to invite them along as this is the perfect opportunity to see the sports in action.

Please RSVP either by Facebook (, phone (0424 160 174) or email ( If you can’t attend, don’t worry, you can catch all the action with our livestream on our Facebook!

Winter Season 2018 Grand Final Details

Our 2018 Winter Season comes to a close this Sunday, September 16th!


Aquahub, 11 Civic Square, Croydon

1:30pm | Powerchair Football | Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team vs. South Melbourne FC Powerchair Team
2:30pm | Powerchair Hockey  | Penguins vs. Rangers


South Melbourne: Shaun Mott, Chris Kessaris, Jules North-Coombes, James North-Coombes, Craig Kilby, Michael Murdaca
Melbourne City: Luke David, Daniel Maugeri, Josh Rycken, Julia Svagnovic, Youki Innes, Dominic Renye, Gavin Thorneycroft

Rangers: Shaun Mott, Josh Rycken, James North-Coombes, Youki Innes, Dominic Renye, Chris Kessaris
Penguins: Luke David, Craig Kilby, Jules North-Coombes, Daniel Maugeri, Julia Svaganovic

Premiership Table

After 11 rounds, South Melbourne claim the Premiership in Powerchair Football while the Rangers took the last two rounds to clinch the Powerchair Hockey on goal difference. How will the Championship finals play out?

Winter Season 2018 Ladder

Goal Scorers:

Winter Season 2018 Goal Scorers

Australia lands Powerchair Football World Cup for 2021!

The FIPFA World Cup is coming to Australia in 2021! 🐨

Australia vs. Ireland | FIPFA World Cup 2017














The APFA Executive would like to give thanks to everyone who has helped make this a reality. Special thanks must go to our patron, Mr Rale Rasic, CEO of Football NSW Stuart Hodge and Head of Community Football Peter Hugg, CEO of Football Federation of Australia David Gallop and Head of National Teams Luke Casserley and NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Ray Williams MP.

This is a major boost for Powerchair Football in Australia and is an amazing opportunity for our country to host a major sporting event. Congratulations to all involved!

The event is set to be held in Sydney’s Olympic Park precinct. This is a major boost for Powerchair Football in Australia, congratulations to Australian Powerchair Football Association Inc. and all involved!


Run Melbourne 2017 Success!

Luke, Tim and Shaun took part in Run Melbourne 2017 on July 30 to raise awareness and fundraise for Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association. Joined by twenty thousand other runners/wheelers, they made the most of a beautiful winter’s morning in the city. It was decided early on that the group of three would attempt the 10km event and aim for a finish under 50 minutes. A fundraising goal of $1,000 was set and we are very proud to announce that the group raised $1,165. A terrific effort!

At the finish line!

We had many donations from friends, family members and supporters of VEWSA. Luke also received huge support from Pride Mobility Products Australia who installed new motors and tyres on his powerchair, in the hope that it would increase his speed. His finish time ended up being 45:39.7! Way in front of his goal! Support Your Way also contributed with a very generous donation.

Support Your Way

Tim, loving a good run and having a ton of experience with competitive running finished in 37:32.1. Shaun experienced battery problems mid way through the event and had to pull out with a few kilometres to go. Next year Shauny!

The three members had a fantastic time and received heaps of encouragement and support throughout the course. VEWSA would like to thank everyone who shared, donated, supported and encouraged Luke, Shaun and Tim.

Run Melbourne 2017
Run Melbourne 2017

We’ll be back next year! Interested in joining us? Let us know!

Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2016!

The 2016 Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is back, and it’ll be even better than ever before with a new location, Crown Riverwalk!

VEWSA will be at the festival on Crown Riverwalk on Friday 2 December from 10am to 3pm.

So, join us on the banks of the Yarra at the biggest free, community event of its kind to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Learn all about how to introduce more exercise into your life and what accessible and inclusive sport and recreation choices are open to you. It’s the perfect opportunity to come and try a new activity and make new friends.

This family-friendly day features activities for all ages and abilities, as well as give-aways, and the popular Wheelchair Basketball Corporate Challenge starring sporting legends and Paralympians.

So come on down and have some fun, we look forward to seeing you!

Date: Friday 2 December 2016
Time: 10am-3pm
Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank Melbourne
Cost: FREE

For more information, go to the official Festival website or search #DSRF2016 on Twitter.

Any questions? Contact Disability Sport & Recreation on (03) 9473 0133 or

DSR Festival 2015
DSR Festival 2015

Open Day 2016/17

This Open Day is a great opportunity for new players to have a go, have some fun and see what our sports have to offer! The summer season consists of three sports – Hockey, Balloon Soccer and Rugby League. These sports were specifically designed for electric wheelchair users and is open to anyone who uses an electric wheelchair. Beginners and spectators always welcome!



Broadly based on field hockey rules, but played with either a: Light-weight plastic Unihoc stick or Plastic ‘T’ bar fitted to the wheelchair as well as using a light-weight Unihoc ball.



Balloon Soccer

Score goals by hitting a large balloon with your head or wheelchair.



Rugby League

A tennis ball is used to commence play and to convert a TRY into a GOAL. The game is played by imagining the flight of a ball between numbered players who call the number of their team mate who is intended to receive the ‘ball’, subject to ‘Tackles’ by opposing players.



VEWSA aims to provide a social but competitive experience for all players. Players, volunteers and general members can register on the day.

For more information, please contact: