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Annual General Meeting 2019 Details

The Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association Annual General Meeting will be held on November 24 at Aquahub, 11 Civic Square, Croydon from 12.30pm.

We would particularly love to see our members attend, and like to invite anyone interested to come along. If you are interested in helping shape the future of VEWSA or lending your skills to assist us run the organisation, you can nominate for committee via contacting Adam Lloyd at secretary@vewsa.org.au

Notice AGM 2019

AGM Agenda 2019

Minutes of AGM 2018

Nomination Form 2019

Proxy Vote Form 2019

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: https://dsr.org.au/exhibitors-activities/

Find out how to get to the festival: https://dsr.org.au/getting-to-the-festival/
We encourage everyone to use public transport, if possible, to get to the festival.

Accessibility at the festival: https://dsr.org.au/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)

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

Victorian Pride Warriors 2019 Team Announced

We are pleased to announce the Victorian Pride Warriors team for the 2019 National Electric Wheelchair Sports (NEWS) event to be held in Sydney between April 13th – 20th. It will be the 34th National Championships and will feature teams from New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.

This year, NEWS will introduce Powerchair Football into the competition which will replace Balloon Soccer.

Players from our Victorian Powerchair Sports League (VPSL) were selected in a team consisting of 6 players. All 6 players will represent Victoria in Powerchair Hockey, Powerchair Football and Rugby League. The team will welcome back Jules North-Coombes who returns from retirement. Luke David retains the Captaincy while Shaun Mott will take the Vice-Captain role for a second year in a row.

The following players have been selected in the team: *Games played for Victoria at NEWS

  1. Michael Murdaca (69 Games)
  2. Jules North-Coombes (161 Games )
  3. Luke David (206 Games)
  4. Shaun Mott (24 Games)
  5. Daniel Maugeri (12 Games)
  6. Josh Rycken (86 Games)

Emergency Players: Craig Kilby, Julia Svaganovic

Head Coaches: Luke David & Rebecca Gulle

Team Manager: Adam Lloyd

Victorian Warriors

Victorian Pride Warriors proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility, Motion Wheelchairs, SuperSealing, Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Victoria at National Electric Wheelchair Sports:

  • ’86, ’87, ’91, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’02, ’10, ’12, 16′ Roger Melnyk Winners
  • ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’04, ’05, ’08, ’10, ’12, ’13, 16′, 17′ Hockey Champions
  • ’04, ’09 Balloon Soccer Champions
  • ’18, Powerchair Hockey Champions

Training Sessions:

10 Feb 2019 | Aquahub | 11am – 2pm
10 Mar 2019 | Aquahub | 1pm – 4pm
24 Mar 2019 | Aquahub | 1pm – 4pm
31 Mar 2019 | Aquahub | 1pm – 4pm

For more information, email luke.david@vewsa.org.au

Pride Cup 2018

Our annual ‘Pride Cup’ proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility will bring an end to our 2017/18 Summer Season. Dragons and Scorpions will clash in a best of three series, involving one game of each sport, Balloon Soccer, Powerchair Hockey & Rugby League.

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 what it is all about.

Dragons:
1. Youki Innes
2. Dominic Renye
3. Josh Rycken
4. Shaun Mott
5. Daniel Maugeri
6. Ryan Deayton

Scorpions:
1. Luke David
2. Michael Murdaca
3. Jülésÿ North-Coombes
4. James North-Coombes
5. Julia Svaganovic
6. Craig Kilby

Date: April 15th
Location: Aquahub, 11 Civic Square, Croydon

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

Rugby League
Rugby League

 

PRIDE CUP 2018 Poster

Powerchair Football Club Championship 2018

We are pleased to announce the Melbourne City Powerchair Football Team for the upcoming 2018 APFA Powerchair Football Club Championship to be held in Sydney between January 14th – 21st. The team will feature two new debutantes, with Josh Rycken and Daniel Maugeri making the squad for their first time. Shaun Mott has also been selected as Vice-Captain of the team, while Rebecca Gulle becomes the Head Coach after her success at the National Championships in October, 2017.

melbourne-city-logo

2. Josh Rycken
3. Shaun Mott (Vice-Captain)
7. Michael Murdaca
17. Daniel Maugeri
23. Luke David (Captain)

 

Head Coach: Rebecca Gulle
Assistant Coach: Luke David

Eight teams will be competing, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers, Central Coast Mariners, Newcastle Jets, Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory, Adelaide United and Melbourne City will battle it out for the third Club Championship trophy!

Club Championship 2018 Fixture
Club Championship 2018 Fixture

For more information on Powerchair Football, email luke.david@vewsa.org.au

Victorian Warriors 2017 Team Announced

We are pleased to annouce the Victorian Warriors team for the 2017 National Electric Wheelchair Sports event to be held in Sydney between April 16th – 23rd. It will be the 32nd National championship and will feature teams from New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. The Victorian Warriors will aim to retain the Hockey and Roger Melnyk Trophy from 2016.

Players from our Summer Season were selected in a team consisting of 6 players. All 6 players will represent Victoria in Hockey, Balloon Soccer and Rugby League. The following players have been selected in the team.

  1. Luke David (182 Games)
  2. Jules North-Coombes (149 Games)
  3. Michael Murdaca (90 Games)
  4. James North-Coombes (80 Games)
  5. Josh Rycken (77 Games)
  6. Shaun Mott (Debut)

Jules North-Coombes and Michael Murdaca will potentially reach milestone games, while Shaun Mott, will make his debut for Victoria.

Coaches: Hans Boers & Luke David

Two emergency players were selected, Daniel Maugeri (47 Games) and Dominic Renye (30 Games). If needed, they will step in for Victoria or compete for South Australia. Congratulations to the entire 8 players on being selected!

Victorian Warriors
Victorian Warriors proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility, Motion Wheelchairs, SuperSealing, Muscular Dystrophy Australia

For more information, email luke.david@vewsa.org.au

2017 iPRO APFA Club Championship Quick Recap

The 2017 iPRO APFA Club Championship was held in Sydney, from the 3rd – 8th of January, 2017. Four players from our Winter Season were selected to represent the Melbourne City FC Powerchair Team which featured six other teams from New South Wales and Queensland. Shaun Mott, made his debut for Melbourne City. As did Western Australian, Dylan Needham, who also played his first official match of Powerchair Football.

Team Members

Melbourne City Powerchair Team 2017
Melbourne City Powerchair Team 2017

Shaun Mott, James North-Coombes, Luke David (Coach/Captain), Jules North-Coombes (Vice-Captain), Dylan Needham

Day 1

Newcastle Jets 6 – Melbourne City 0

Sydney FC 2 – Melbourne City 0

Melbourne City vs Sydney FC
Photo by Rev Williams (http://www.pbase.com/wrs864/australian_powerchair_football_ass_ipro_club_championship_2017)

 

Day 2

Roar PFC 4 – Melbourne City 0

Melbourne City 1 – Central Coast Mariners 0 (Luke David ’40)

Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners
Photo by Rev Williams (http://www.pbase.com/wrs864/australian_powerchair_football_ass_ipro_club_championship_2017)

Day 3

Brisbane PFC 9 – Melbourne City 0

Brisbane PCF vs. Melbourne City
Photo by Rev Williams (http://www.pbase.com/wrs864/australian_powerchair_football_ass_ipro_club_championship_2017)

Day 4

Western Sydney Wanderers 2 – Melbourne City 0

Melbourne City vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
Photo by Rev Williams (http://www.pbase.com/wrs864/australian_powerchair_football_ass_ipro_club_championship_2017)

Day 5 (Championship Final)

Newcastle Jets 1 – Brisbane PFC 0

Club Champions 2017 - Newcastle Jets
Photo by Rev Williams (http://www.pbase.com/wrs864/australian_powerchair_football_ass_ipro_club_championship_2017)

A big thank you to our support crew, our athletes and Melbourne City! The team struggled with consistancy but continue to improve at each event. Team Captain and Coach had this to say after the event:

I cherish every moment I get to play sport. Not only do I get to do the thing I love, I also get to spend time with some of the best people! Powerchair Football struggles to get the attention it deserves in Victoria which makes it hard to train and compete against teams in NSW and QLD. We never gave up though, so proud of my team mates. We struggle with consistency but we pulled off an incredible win against the Central Coast Mariners. We battled hard against Sydney and Western Sydney Wanderers. A big thank you to our support crew and to Western Australian player Dylan Needham for coming down to play for us. You only just got your Strikeforce and hadn’t played a proper Powerchair Football match but you stepped in and played so well. It’s time to take this experience back and prepare for Nationals in October for both of our states. Onto bigger things for Powerchair Football in Victoria!

 

Summer Season 2016/17 Round 5 Results

Results


BALLOON SOCCER

Storm       3

Patriots    1

GOALS

Storm: Josh Rycken 1, Shaun Mott 1, Own Goal 1

Patriots: Jules North-Coombes 1

REFEREES

Rycken, Robson


HOCKEY

Storm        7

Patriots     1

GOALS

Storm: Luke David 4, Shaun Mott 3

Patriots: Ryan Deayton 1

REFEREES

Boers, Robson, Rycken


RUGBY (TOUCH RUGBY)

Storm        26

Patriots     24

POINTS

Storm: Shaun Mott 14, Luke David 12

Patriots: Ryan Deayton 16, Craig Kilby 8

REFEREES

Boers, Robson, Rycken

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 http://www.dsrf.org.au/ or search #DSRF2016 on Twitter.

Any questions? Contact Disability Sport & Recreation on (03) 9473 0133 or info@dsr.org.au.

DSR Festival 2015
DSR Festival 2015