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Victorian Pride Warriors Powerchair Hockey Champions!

It was the time of year again where Powerchair Athletes across Australia competed in the National Electric Wheelchair Sports competition. It ran from the 13th to the 20th of April with some intense days of competition concluding with the finals on Good Friday. The Victorian Pride Warriors team consisted of:

  1. Michael Murdaca (126 Games)
  2. Jules North-Coombes (173 Games)
  3. Luke David (218 Games)
  4. Shaun Mott (36 Games)
  5. Daniel Maugeri (83 Games)
  6. Josh Rycken (113 Games)

Assistant Coach: Rebecca Gulle

The squad also consisted of two emergencies; Craig Kilby and Julia Svaganovic. The team arrived on the 13th and the 14th and were ready to go for Day 1 of competition.

Day 1 | Powerchair Football

Day 1 saw the first ever game of Powerchair Football at N.E.W.S in its 34-year history. Victoria played its first game against the Western Wasps which was a hard fought game for both teams. The Wasps managed to score early into the second half to take a 1-0 lead. The Victorians tried their hardest to score an equaliser and had most of the play but they couldn’t get a goal on the board with the Western Australians holding on to win by a goal. In the second game we took on the South Australian Scorpions and much like the first game it was hard and intense. Neither team could score a goal, before a controversial call gave the Victorians the lead late in the game. After a lengthy discussion the goal was overturned and the scores remained 0-0. While disappointed, it appeared the right decision was made as both teams were happy for the disallowed goal. It then ended in a 0-0 draw. Our final match of the day was against the favourites in New South Wales. The Strikers managed to gain a 2-0 lead early in the game through some great plays. The game took a bit of a turn as the Victorians became more attacking to try and get back into the game. The second half saw the Warriors have most of the control as they kept pushing and pushing. Unable to get a goal back, the Warriors ended the day with a 2-0 loss. Although disappointed not to get a win on the first day of competition, the Victorians took a lot out of it and were confident of getting a win in the 3rd place playoff in the finals against Western Australia.

WA 1 def. VIC 0
VIC 0 drew. SA 0
NSW 2 def. VIC 0

Day 2 | Powerchair Hockey

The second day was Powerchair Hockey, the sport that many of the Victorian players love to play. It started off with a dominant display against the South Australian Scorpions. It was a rocky start with the Scorpions able to score the first goal of the game against the run of play. From there the Warriors took control and never looked back. Some awesome blocking and great shooting saw the Warriors score the next seven goals to take their first win of the competition. Next up the Warriors took on the Strikers. A very early goal saw the Warriors take the lead and from there were able to hold on. The Strikers made the Victorians work for every minute of the game and pushed them right to the end. Two late goals from the Warriors gave them a comfortable lead in the final few minutes. The margin may have been 3 goals but New South Wales were no easy opponents. The final game saw the Western Wasps come up against the undefeated Warriors. With a Grand Final spot already sealed and the Wasps desperate to make the final, the Victorians had a chance to check out a potential grand final opponent. A great start saw the Warriors jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Wasps then took control and managed to get one back, before the Warriors wrestled back the momentum and took complete control. Another 5 goals were to follow as the Victorians claimed another 7-1 victory. The Western Wasps managed to scrape through to the second grand final spot on goal difference.

VIC 7 def. SA 1
VIC 3 def. NSW 0
VIC 7 def. WA 1

Day 3 | Powerchair Rugby

The third day of competition was a very disappointing one for the Victorians as they were dismantled in all three games of Rugby League. The first game was a great opportunity to see where the team was at as they took on NSW. It was a horrible start as the Strikers capitalised on poor defence and made the most of the Warriors turnovers. It was much the same for the rest of the match as the Strikers ran away with a massive 44-0 win. In the second game the team was hopeful for a better showing but it was yet another disappointing display as the defence was no match for the Scorpions attack. The day went from bad to worse when a big tackle saw Luke David’s chair break down. The Warriors never looked like scoring for the second game in a row as the Scorpions took a comfortable 32-0 victory. The final game was against the Wasps who also missed out on the final. The Wasps jumped out to an early lead and it looked like another heavy loss was to follow for the Warriors. It appeared things weren’t going to get any better when the team was forced to play four players when another big knock forced another player to the sideline. A great act of sportsmanship followed as the Western Wasps decided to play only four players aswell. The second half saw Luke David return to the field and the game returned to a 5v5. Unfortunately, it didn’t change the outcome as the Western Wasps were able to take a 22-4 win to end a dark day for the Warriors.

NSW 44 def. VIC 0
SA 32 def. VIC 0
WA 22 def. VIC 4

Day 5 | Grand Finals

The big day had finally arrived with the Victorians aiming to win all three of their clashes with the Western Wasps. The first game was the 3rd place playoff for Powerchair Football. The team entered the game with a fresh line-up and different strategy. The Warriors had control for the majority of the game with an early goal to Josh Rycken gave the Warriors the lead and the momentum. It was much the same in the second half with Josh Rycken claiming his second goal which gave the Warriors a handy 2-0 lead. From there the Victorians kept up their attacking pressure while maintaining a strong defence. They held on to take out 3rd place for Powerchair Football with a 2-0 result.

Straight after it was the Powerchair Football Grand Final which saw a close contest as NSW won 1-0 against the Scorpions. The same two teams then competed for 3rd place in hockey with the strikers winning again 1-0. Next up it was the Grand Final. The Warriors took the favourites tag after a dominant Day 2 in Hockey. The Western Wasps came out with a heavier focus on defence and it showed as the Warriors were unable to find a goal in the first half. The intense game continued in the second half with both teams pushing to find a goal. The Warriors were able to hit the scoreboard after a Luke David shot finally got past the defence and the goalkeeper. The Warriors were desperate to gain a bigger lead but couldn’t find another. It then got into the final minutes and the Wasps were fighting hard to get an equaliser. They pushed the Victorians right to the end, and almost found a goal in the final 10 seconds but the keeper Michael Murdaca had other ideas. A 1-0 win gave the Victorians their second Powerchair Hockey title.

The team then had to put celebrations on hold to face the West Australians again in the 3rd place playoff for Rugby League. The team were confident they could turn the tide and claim a win. But it was much the same as the Wasps forced many gaps and created a number of try scoring opportunities. While it felt like the Warriors had improved, it was ultimately for very little as the Wasps managed to take a big 36-6 win to claim 3rd place. The final match of the day saw NSW win their 11th Rugby League title in a row as they beat SA Scorpions in a tight struggle 12-4. All in all, it was another great day as the attention turned to the dinner and presentation. A fun night was had as everyone got the chance to celebrate another successful week at N.E.W.S. It was then time to head home with many memories and aspirations for the future. Another successful week was had by all and we all can’t wait to come back again. For the Warriors we will celebrate our successes while also learning from our defeats with the aim to come back even better in 2020.

3rd Playoff Powerchair Football: VIC 2 def. WA 0
Grand Final Powerchair Hockey: VIC 1 def. WA 0
3rd Playoff Powerchair Rugby: WA 36 def. VIC 6

Victoria won the Powerchair Hockey Championship at NEWS for the second year in a row!

Victorian Pride Warriors 2019
Victorian Pride Warriors 2019

Thank you to our sponsors, Pride Mobility, Motion Wheelchairs and Support Your Way for your amazing support. Also to our support crew and carers who attended the week and helped our players participate. Congratulations to our Victorian team for a fantastic effort in all three sports. Congratulations to all participating teams and players. Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who helped make this week what it was. See you all again in 2020!

Champions:
Rugby League: New South Wales
Powerchair Football: New South Wales
Powerchair Hockey: Victoria
Roger Melnyk Trophy: New South Wales

Individual Victorian Awards:
Best & Fairest: Shaun Mott
Michael Baptiste Encouragement Award: Shaun Mott
All-Australian Selection: Luke David (Vice-Captain), Shaun Mott

Shaun Mott claims Best & Fairest for Victoria
Shaun Mott claims Best & Fairest for Victoria

Warriors Gear Up For NEWS 2019

The Victorian Pride Warriors team of 2019 have finalised their preparations for the 34th National Electric Wheelchair Sports (NEWS) event in Sydney next week, April 15th – 19th. The competition will feature teams from New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

This year, NEWS has introduced Powerchair Football into the competition which has replaced 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

What the coaches had to say:

Luke David: Everyone in the squad has trained hard over the last couple of months, in recent years we haven’t had the opportunity to train as a team prior to the competition so it has been great for us as a group to really work on our game plans. We chose the squad based on performances in all three sports throughout the VPSL season and it was really encouraging to see how well everyone played at Pride Cup 2019. I believe we have a squad that will be competitive in all three sports next week and I look forward to seeing how we match up against the other states.

 

Rebecca Gulle: It has been great to watch the senior and junior members of the club come together to train for this competition. The team comradery is at its peak and hopefully that shows at this competition.

Warriors NEWS 2019 Fixture
Warriors NEWS 2019 Fixture – Victorian Pride Warriors proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility Australia, Support Your Way & Motion Wheelchairs

Livestream:

All Victorian Pride Warrior matches will be livestreamed through the VEWSA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VEWSA/

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

 

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:

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)

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

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!

VPSL 2018/19 RD 2 Results

We welcomed two new volunteers and a new player at Round 2 of the Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018/19 Season. It was a fantastic round filled with nail-biting games between the two teams.
 
🏒 #PowerchairHockey | The Scorpions took an early 3-0 lead before a Dragon comeback saw the scores tied at 3-3. The game then went into a goal for goal shootout with a late equaliser from the Dragons giving the game a fitting result.
 
📋 Goal scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (6)
Scorpions – J. Rycken (3), L. David (3)
 
#PowerchairFootball | No goals were scored but there was plenty of action as both teams created chances that neither team could capitalise on. A lot of encouraging plays will give both teams plenty of hope ahead of Round 3
 
📋 Goal scorers:
Nil
 
🏉 #RugbyLeague | Another game another close finish. An intense game of rugby saw the Scorpions take a 20-10 lead with only minutes remaining before the Dragons scored two late tries and a conversion to salvage an unlikely draw.
 
📋 Point scorers:
Dragons – S. Mott (10), C. Kessaris (4), M. Murdaca (4)
Scorpions – J. Rycken (8), L. David (8), D. Maugeri (4)
 
NEXT ROUND: VPSL Season 2018/19: Round 3 (Open Skills Session #2)

VPSL 2018/19 RD 1 Results

Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association held the first round of the Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018-19 today at Aquahub. The Dragons and Scorpions battled it out in the three sports of #PowerchairFootball, #PowerchairRugby and #PowerchairHockey.

🏒 The Scorpions took advantage of having a full team to play with, winning 6 – 1. We welcomed back Luke David and Shaun Mott who returned from international duties and their Europe trip earlier this morning.

📋 Goalscorers:
Scorpions – L. David (6)
Dragons – S. Mott (1)

⚽ The Dragons took an early 2 – 0 lead and managed to hold off an array of shots from the Scorpions in the 2nd half to take the win 2 – 1.

📋 Goalscorers:
Dragons – C. Kessaris, S. Mott (1)
Scorpions – L. David (1)

🏉 The Dragons put up a brave fight with a man down but it was the Scorpions who came home with the win 36 – 14.

📋 Goalscorers:
Scorpions – L. David (26), J. Rycken (8), C. Kilby (2)
Dragons – S. Mott (10), D. Renye (4)

NEXT ROUND: VPSL Season 2018/19: Round 2 (Open Skills Session #1)

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