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Dragons go back-to-back!

Dragons are Pride Cup Champions for the second year in a row! Dragons took the series 2-1 after a penalty shootout victory in Powerchair Hockey. The Dragons went in as hot favourites after an impressive campaign in the Victorian Powerchair Sports League (VPSL) 2018/19 season, claiming both the Powerchair Hockey and Powerchair Football premierships.

In three heated matches, Dragons came back from a shock Game 1 defeat in Powerchair Football, to take Rugby League and Powerchair Hockey in nail-biting fashion. The 6th Pride Cup was the first Grand Finals for the revamped VPSL competition and proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility Australia. Well done to both teams for putting on a brilliant display of skill, sportsmanship and passion.

VPSL 2018/19 Ladder
VPSL 2018/19 Ladder

Game 1: Powerchair Football

It was another close contest of Powerchair Football as both teams created plenty of chances but neither could capitalise in regulation time. Both teams defences held strong with some close calls throughout the match. With the scores level at 0-0 at the end of full-time, the Scorpions came out and scored an early goal in extra time. From there they maintained control before the Dragons managed one last chance. With only seconds left the Dragons won a corner and managed to sneak the ball though the goals but were beaten by the siren, which gave the Scorpions a thrilling win.

Final Score: Scorpions (1) def. Dragons (0)

📋 Goal Scorers
Dragons –
Scorpions – J.Svaganovic (1)

Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 1 - Powerchair Football
Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 1 – Powerchair Football

Game 2: Rugby League

In the second game of the day, both teams were desperate to get a win. It was tight all the way through with the biggest lead of the game just 4 points. The momentum swung back and forth with the Dragons gaining the lead with 3 minutes left. In another contentious finish the Scorpions were just inches from the try line before a game saving tackle in the dying stages gave the Dragons a crucial victory and more importantly send the Pride Cup into a deciding game.

Final Score: Dragons (22) def. Scorpions (20)

📋 Point scorers
Dragons – C.Kessaris (8), S.Mott (6), R.Deayton (4), C.Kilby (4)
Scorpions – L.David (16), J.Rycken (4)

Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 2 - Powerchair Rugby
Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 2 – Powerchair Rugby

Game 3: Powerchair Hockey

The deciding game of the Pride Cup saw yet another exhilarating finish. The first half saw a tight contest with both teams desperate to gain the ascendancy as the Dragons took a slight one goal lead into half-time. In the second half it went goal for goal and blow for blow as both teams fought right to the end. The Scorpions responded to every Dragons goal which eventually resulted in the game going to extra time. The Dragons scored a goal early on in extra time with the Scorpions able to respond yet again to send the game into a penalty shootout. It took until the seventh round of penalties before a goal was scored by the Dragons. The Scorpions were unable to score on return, which secured the Victory for the Dragons and ultimately the Pride Cup.

Final score: Dragons (7) drew. Scorpions (7) AET
Dragons won 1-0 on penalties

📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – S.Mott (8)
Scorpions – L.David (7)

Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 3 - Powerchair Hockey
Photos provided by Ian Spence | Pride Cup 2019 Game 3 – Powerchair Hockey
Photo: Paul Kertes | www.pkphotography.net

Awards:

Powerchair Football Best & Fairest: Shaun Mott
Rugby League Best & Fairest: Luke David
Powerchair Hockey Best & Fairest: Luke David & Shaun Mott
Overall Best & Fairest: Luke David & Shaun Mott
Most Valuable Player: Luke David & Shaun Mott
Rising Star: Chris Kessaris
Rookie of the Season: Jackson Easterbrook

Top Scorers:

Scorers of VPSL 2018/19
Scorers of VPSL 2018/19

Victorian Pride Warriors 2019 Team:

The Victorian Pride Warriors will travel to Sydney for the 34th National Electric Wheelchair Sports (NEWS) competition to compete against New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. We wish the team the best of luck as they strive to go back-to-back in Powerchair Hockey and claim the first Powerchair Football championship at NEWS.

  1. Michael Murdaca
  2. Jules North-Coombes
  3. Luke David (Captain/Coach)
  4. Shaun Mott (Vice-Captain)
  5. Daniel Maugeri
  6. Josh Rycken

Assistant Coach: Rebecca Gulle
Team Manager: Adam Lloyd
Emergencies: Craig Kilby, Julia Svaganovic

Thank You:

A big thank you to everyone who attended today and supported our players. Special mentions to Richard from Disability Sport & Recreation, Sharon from Football Victoria, Michaela from Hockey Victoria, Skip from South Melbourne Football Club and Andrew from Pride Mobility Australia. It was a great turn out overall and the atmosphere was electric. Also a special thank you to Paul, Ian and Stuart who were our photographers for the day and to Associated Trophy Distributors Pty Ltd for organising the trophies!

None of this would of been possible without the amazing support of our volunteers, committee members and major sponsor, Pride Mobility Australia. Your support gives our players the opportunity to do what they love which is to play sport!

Join Us Next VPSL Season!

Expression of Interest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPSL201920_EOI

VPSL 2018/19 RD 10 Results

VPSL Round 10 saw the Dragons and Scorpions face each other for the last time until Pride Cup 2019!
 
🏒 #PowerchairHockey | The Scorpions started strongly and were consistent throughout the game. Three early goals saw them gain control before taking a 3-1 lead into half time. The second half saw a brutal encounter as the Dragons pushed hard to get back into the game. They were able to hit back and score to get within a goal before the Scorpions sealed the game with a late goal and taking their second win for the season.
 
Final score: Scorpions (4) def. Dragons (2)
 
📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – R. Deayton (1)
Scorpions – L. David (4)
 
⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | After five draws throughout the season, it was only fitting for the final game of the season to be close. Both teams created equal opportunities early with the Dragons getting a penalty in the first half to lead 1-0 at half time. The second half saw the Scorpions take control for most of the half with eventually a goal half way through. Neither team were able to find a winner as the scores ended 1-1. Hopefully another thrilling game is to come for Pride Cup.
 
Final score: Dragons (1) drew. Scorpions (1)
 
📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – S.Mott (1)
Scorpions – J.Svaganovic (1)
 
🏉 #RugbyLeague | The Scorpions claimed their 6th Victory for the season in a hard fought encounter. The scores remained fairly close throughout the game with the Scorpions taking a slight edge with a late first half try to take a 18-14 lead. The margin was increased early in the half as the Scorpions took a 24-14 lead. The Dragons managed to score a try back to make things interesting before both teams scored a late try with the Scorpions prevailing with the win.
 
Final score: Scorpions (30) def. Dragons (26)
 
📋 Point scorers
Dragons – R. Deayton (16), S. Mott (6), Jules North-Coombes (4)
Scorpions – L. David (18), J. Rycken (4), D. Maugeri (4), J. Svaganovic (4)
Final Ladders:
VPSL Ladder 2018/19

Goal Scorers:

Pride Cup 2019

VEWSA celebrates 30th Anniversary with Pride Cup 2019, the epic finale to the Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018/19 season!

Pride Cup 2019 proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility is the culmination of the 2018/19 VPSL season! Dragons and Scorpions will clash in a best of three series, involving one game of each sport, Powerchair Football, Rugby League and Powerchair Hockey. The Dragons go in as favourites after claiming the Powerchair Football and Powerchair Hockey premierships but the Scorpions have won 4 out of 5 Pride Cups. Which way will it go at Pride Cup 2019!?

It’s the best time to check out powerchair sports and meet Victoria’s best powerchair athletes. The Pride Cup is our most exciting and most competitive event on our calendar. 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.

You will also get the opportunity to meet our representative team Victorian Pride Warriors who will be travelling to Sydney for the 34th National Electric Wheelchair Sports event the following week.

Date: April 7
Location: Aquahub, 11 Civic Square, Croydon
Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Schedule:
12:00pm – Barbecue
1:00pm – Powerchair Football
2:00pm – Rugby League
3:00pm – Powerchair Hockey
3:45pm – Presentation and Awards

Please RSVP by April 5, either by Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/304826090293511/), phone (0424 160 174) or email (luke.david@vewsa.org.au) If you can’t attend, don’t worry, you can catch all the action with our livestream on our Facebook!

Pride Cup 2019

Dragons:
1. Michael Murdaca
2. Jules North-Coombes
3. Ryan Deayton
4. Shaun Mott
5. Chris Kessaris
6. Craig Kilby
7. Angus Lloyd

Scorpions:
1. Dominic Renye
2. Gavin Thorneycroft
3. Luke David
4. Julia Svaganovic
5. Daniel Maugeri
6. Josh Rycken
7. Jackson Easterbrook
8. James North-Coombes

VPSL 2018/19 RD 9 Results

It was the Scorpions final chance to make a move on the Powerchair Football ladder at Round 9 of the Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018/19 season. With only one more round until the Pride Cup on April 7, all three sports ladders have now been decided but will it play out the same way at Pride Cup 2019!?

🏒 #PowerchairHockey | The Dragons got off to a great start as they dominated the early play and scored three quick goals to take a 3-0 lead into half time. The second half was a lot tighter as both teams battled to score a goal. The Dragons eventually scored late in the half to ensure a 4-0 victory.

Final score: Dragons (4) def. Scorpions (0)

📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – S.Mott (4)
Scorpions –

Powerchair Hockey Ladder (Round 9)

⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | It was a tight game as both teams failed to score in the first half as both defences held strong. It was much the same in the second half with the Scorpions having most of the play late, but couldn’t find a winner.

Final score: Dragons (0) drew. Scorpions (0)

📋 Goal scorers
Dragons –
Scorpions –

Powerchair Football Ladder (Round 9)

🏉 #RugbyLeague | Another big margin in Rugby, but this time it was in the Dragons favour. Good ball movement and untidy defence by the Scorpions saw the Dragons take a handy lead into half time. The second half was more intense as some good defence from the Dragons kept them well ahead before adding a few more tries to take a big win.

Final score: Dragons (32) def. Scorpions (8)

📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – M. Murdaca (16), S. Mott (12), C. Kessaris (4)
Scorpions – D. Renye (4), J. Rycken (4)

Rugby League Ladder (Round 9)

VPSL 2018/19 RD 8 Results

VPSL Round 8

🏒 #PowerchairHockey | Another close game saw another win for the Dragons. They took a 1-0 lead in a highly defensive first half before the Scorpions scored two quick goals after half time. It then went goal for goal late in the game, before the Dragons scored the winner and were able to hold on to win by a goal.

Final score: Dragons (4) def. Scorpions (3)

📋Goal scorers
Dragons – S.Mott (3), R.Deayton (1)
Scorpions – L.David (3)

⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | A fast start from the Dragons saw them score in the first minute. The Dragons then took control of the first half adding three more goals to take an Impressive 4-0 lead into the break. The second half was a much more even contest as the Scorpions put up a better performance but the damage had already been done.

Final score: Dragons (4) def. Scorpions 0

📋 Goal scorers
Dragons – S.Mott (3), C.Kessaris (1)
Scorpions –

🏉 #RugbyLeague | It was victory at last for the Dragons as there defence was greatly improved and they were able to score a few tries for themselves. The Scorpions started well with the first try before the Dragons hit back to take a 12-10 lead into half time. A tight second half saw the momentum go back and forth as the Scorpions started the half well before the Dragons fought there way back. A late try for the Scorpions gave them a chance to draw the match but a missed conversion gave the Dragons the win.

Final score: Dragons (26) def. Scorpions (22)

📋 Point scorers
Dragons – C. Kessaris (12), S. Mott (6), J. North-Coombes (4), M. Murdaca (4),
Scorpions L. David (14), D. Maugeri (4), J. Easterbrook (4)

VPSL 2018/19 RD 7 Results

VPSL Season 2018/19: Round 7 saw both teams battle the heat as well as each other. The Scorpions decided to forfeit Powerchair Rugby, but Powerchair Hockey was extended to 30 minute halves.

🏒 #PowerchairHockey | An extended game of hockey saw a high scoring, fast paced game. It was goal for goal in the first half as both teams managed to take the lead before the other team would fight back. The game opened up more in the second half as the Dragons scored a couple of quick goals to gain a handy lead. It was then goal for goal, before two late goals gave the Dragons a four goal victory.

Final score: Dragons (14) def. Scorpions (10)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (10), R. Deayton (4)
Scorpions – L. David (10)

⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | It was a low scoring and intense game of Football this week as the Scorpions took control of most of the game. They took the lead in the first half and never looked back, as they created more chances throughout the game but couldn’t quite extend their lead. The Scorpions held on to claim their first win in Powerchair Football this season.

Final score: Scorpions (1) def. Dragons (0)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons –
Scorpions – G. Thorneycroft (1)

🏉 #RugbyLeague | No game of Rugby played this round.

VPSL 2018/19 RD 5 Results

Round 5 of the Victorian Powerchair Sports League saw the competition get live-streamed for the first ever time. It was a great opportunity to showcase Powerchair Sports in Victoria. Thank you to Disability Sport and Recreation and My Sport Live! You can re-watch the live-stream below.

🏒 #PowerchairHockey | The final game of the round saw another exciting game of Hockey. The Dragons got an early 3-1 lead but two missed penalties kept the Scorpions in the game. A goal for the Scorpions midway through the second half ensured there would be a tight finish as the Dragons held on to win by a goal.

Final Result: Dragons (3) def. Scorpions (2)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (3)
Scorpions – L. David (2)

⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | The season of draws for Powerchair Football continued as the Dragons started strong scoring a goal and a penalty in the opening five minutes. The Scorpions got themselves back into the game with two second half goals and were unlucky not to score a third.

Final Result: Dragons (2) drew. Scorpions (2)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (2)
Scorpions – J. Svaganovic (1), L David (1)

🏉 #RugbyLeague | The Scorpions continued their winning ways as they made the most of the Dragons bad mistakes and poor defence. The Scorpions applied pressure right throughout the match despite having one less player. The Dragons have a lot of work to do in the second half of the season.

Final Result: Scorpions (46) def. Dragons (26)

📋 Point scorers:
Dragons – C. Kessaris (12), S. Mott (10), M. Murdaca (4)
Scorpions – L. David (30), C. Kilby (8), D. Maugeri (8)

 

VPSL 2018/19 RD 4 Results

Round 4 of the Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018/19 was another impressive display of powerchair sports!

🏒 #PowerchairHockey | It was a tight contest where neither side dominated the match. The Dragons scored the opener before two quick goals put the Scorpions ahead, but a very late goal in the first half from the Dragons made it 2-2. Both teams managed a goal in a very close second half which ensured another draw.

Final Result: Dragons (3) drew. Scorpions (3)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (3)
Scorpions – L. David (3)

⚽️ #PowerchairFootball | Another even game of Football resulted in the third consecutive draw as both teams showed promise. A goal half way through the opening half gave the Dragons the lead before the Scorpions managed a reply only a few minutes later.

Final Result: Dragons (1) drew. Scorpions (1)

📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (1)
Scorpions – J. Rycken (1)

🏉 #RugbyLeague | In what was the first real blow out of the season, the Scorpions jumped out of the blocks as they capitalised on the Dragons poor offence and defence as they took a commanding lead. The Dragons managed a few tries either side of half time to stem the flow, but a late flurry of tries gave the Scorpions an impressive victory where they remain undefeated.

Final Result: Scorpions (56) def. Dragons (16)

📋 Point scorers:
Dragons – C. Kessaris (8), S. Mott (6), R. Deayton (2)
Scorpions – L. David (28), J. Rycken (20), C. Kilby (4), D. Maugeri (4)

Next Round: VPSL Season 2018/19: Round 5 (Transfer Period #1) will be live-streamed by My Sport Live, make sure you tune in!