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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

Launching the Victorian Powerchair Sports League!

Want to be part of the inaugural season of Victorian Powerchair Sports League?


What is Victorian Powerchair Sports League?

Victorian Powerchair Sports League (VPSL) is a new and exciting competitive league for people with a physical disability.

VPSL is the showcase for powerchair sports in Victoria. The league displays the all-round skills of each athlete in the three sports of Football/Soccer, Hockey and Rugby. The league is open to all ages, genders and disabilities.

All rounds will be played at the Aquahub in Croydon on Sundays. Rounds will be fortnightly and will run from 1pm – 4pm.

Once the league commences on October 14, there will be new opportunities to learn about the rules and try the different sports at:

  • Open Skills Session – October 28 at Aquahub (12:30pm – 2pm)
  • Open Skills Session – November 11 at Aquahub (12:30pm – 2pm)

What’s the format of the competition?

The season will begin in October and conclude with the annual ‘Pride Cup’ in April. There will be 10 rounds consisting of a best-of-three series, one match of each sport. The winner of the best-of-three series will claim victory of the round. The team with most series wins will be deemed ‘League Champions’, while the two best teams of the season will meet in the Pride Cup.

  • Each sport will have two 15-minute halves.
  • There is a 10km/h speed-limit in all three sports.
  • A team must have a minimum number of 4 players, no more than 8.
  • Two transfer markets (December & February) will give teams the opportunity to draft, trade or loan players.
  • A junior/development program will run alongside the VPSL for any new players who join up throughout the season.
  • A team of six will be picked to represent Victoria at the National Electric Wheelchair Sports event held in Sydney each year.

What are the sports played?

There are three sports played during the VPSL.

A metal guard is mounted onto a player’s powerchair which is then used to push and ‘spin-kick’ a 330mm Football.

Powerchair Football is a very tactical sport that requires skill, team work and communication. The sport is strictly non-contact and features at two National competitions as well as Internationally with a World Cup held every four years.

Powerchair Hockey is broadly based on Ice Hockey/Floorball. A barrier surrounds the court which allows players to rebound the ball. It is a competitive, high intensity sport. It is a fast-paced, tactical game and thus an excellent spectator’s sport! Powerchair Hockey is relatively new in Victoria but with two Victorian in the current Australian Team, the sport is bound to grow! The sport is played Internationally with a world championship held every four years.

The sport 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. This is to make the sport as fair as possible, where players only need a voice and good driving skills to compete. A tennis ball is used to commence play and to convert a TRY into a GOAL. It is a contact sport and players are required to have a foot-guard on their powerchair.


Who can play?

Anyone in a powerchair can play in the league. VPSL is a mixed competition open to all ages and abilities.

What equipment is needed?

Those who are interested in trying out the sports can attend any round to have a look at the sports in action. If a player decides to join, a metal guard is required for both Powerchair Football and Rugby. VEWSA can loan guards out but we will encourage players to make their own guards which best suits their powerchair. We can also point you in the right direction on where to get some made up!


How can I join or express interest?

Whether you’re an interested player, coach, referee or volunteer, please get in contact with us through our EOI form linked below!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VictorianPowerchairSportsLeague

For more information about the league, the sports, and to discuss your suitability please contact VEWSA’s President, Luke David on 0424 160 174 or luke.david@vewsa.org.au


What’s next? What’s after VPSL?

A squad of 6 will be selected from the VPSL to represent Victoria at the National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S) event held interstate in April, 2019. Following N.E.W.S, VEWSA will start its club championship competition in May which features both Powerchair Football and Powerchair Hockey.


How else can I help out?

VEWSA is unable to adequately promote the sports to the public, beyond our Facebook page and website. Despite VEWSA’s important role in providing sporting and recreational opportunities for players with a disability, and our participation in national events, we receive little official or financial sport.

Our mission is to grow and take our sports all over Victoria, to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. VEWSA is seeking any support, whether it be by donating, volunteering, sponsorship or promoting. Our lack of funding and resources has a direct impact on our capacity to run programs and provide opportunities to our members. Support received could be used for much needed sports equipment, modifications to wheelchair guards, starting more leagues around the state and/or transport players to games/events. We believe our sports have a positive impact on people with and without a disability. Get in contact with us if you’re looking to volunteer, sponsor, donate or promote our sports!


Calendar of Events

ROUND 1 – Sunday, October 14th, 2018
ROUND 2 – Sunday, October 28th, 2018
ROUND 3 – Sunday, November 11th, 2018
ROUND 4 – Sunday, November 25th, 2018
ROUND 5 – Sunday, December 9th, 2018
ROUND 6 – Sunday, January 20th, 2019
ROUND 7 – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
ROUND 8 – Sunday, February 17th, 2019
ROUND 9 – Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
ROUND 10 – Sunday, March 17th, 2019
PRIDE CUP – Sunday, April 7th, 2019
N.E.W.S – Saturday, April 13th – Saturday, April 20th, 2019

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

Pride Cup 2017 Report

Scorpions claimed their fourth Pride Cup championship in a row, taking the best-off-three series 3-0 on Sunday 9th of April, 2017. A clear victory in game 1 put early pressure on the Dragons who lead by two goals in Balloon Soccer early in the 1st half. The Scorpions fought back well and took the lead with a minute to go. Game 3 was also decided by one goal and bought about a very exciting finish to the series. Well done to both teams!

Game 1: Rugby League
Scorpions (38) def. Dragons (22)

Scorpions: Luke David 18, Dominic Renye 8, Craig Kilby 4, Daniel Maugeri 4, Michael Murdaca 4
Dragons: Shaun Mott 14, , Ryan Deayton 4, Josh Rycken 4

Game 2: Balloon Soccer
Scorpions (4) def. Dragons (3)

Scorpions: Luke David 3
Dragons: Shaun Mott 2, Josh Rycken 1

Game 3: Hockey
Scorpions (8) def. Dragons (7)

Scorpions: Luke David 8
Dragons: Ryan Deayton 4, Shaun Mott 3

Scorpions Team Photo 2017

Awards:
Rugby League Overall Best & Fairest: Luke David
Balloon Soccer Overall Best & Fairest: Luke David
Hockey Overall Best & Fairest: Luke David
Most Valuable Player: Luke David

Top Scorers (Summer Season 2016/17):

Hockey:

Luke David 94
Shaun Mott 31
Ryan Deayton 20
Josh Rycken 4
Michael Murdaca 1

Balloon Soccer:

Luke David 23
Shaun Mott 11
Jules North-Coombes 9
James North-Coombes 8
Dominic Renye 7
Ryan Deayton 7
Craig Kilby 5
Michael Murdaca 5
Josh Rycken 4
Daniel Maugeri 3
Jason Crocker 1

Rugby League:

Luke David 314
Ryan Deayton 164
Shaun Mott 106
Josh Rycken 42
Craig Kilby 28
Jules North-Coombes 28
Michael Murdaca 28
Daniel Maugeri 20
Dominic Renye 20
James North-Coombes 16
Toby McKain 4

A big thank you to everyone who attended today and supported our players. It was a great turn out!

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

The Pride Cup bought an end to our Summer Season but there is plenty more electric wheelchair sport action coming up! A team of 6 have been selected to represent Victoria at the National Electric Wheelchair Sports event next week in Sydney. We wish them the best of luck!

Our Winter Season will begin on May 7th. We will be introducing a new form of Hockey called Powerchair Hockey. You can find out more information here