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Victorian Pride Warriors 2020 Team Announced

We are pleased to announce the Victorian Pride Warriors team for the 2020 National Electric Wheelchair Sports (NEWS) event to be held in Sydney between April 18th – 26th. It will be the 35th National Championships and will feature teams from New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and a mixed-team featuring players from all over Australia.

Players from our Victorian Powerchair Premier League (VPPL) Pre-Season have been selected in a squad of six (6). All six players will represent Victoria in Powerchair Hockey, Powerchair Football and Rugby League. Chris Kessaris and Craig Kilby will both make their debuts for the Warriors, while Angus, Wendy and Shaun have been selected as emergencies for the first time.

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

  1. Chris Kessaris (Debut)
  2. Jules North-Coombes (173 Games)
  3. Luke David (218 Games)
  4. Shaun Mott (36 Games)
  5. Daniel Maugeri (24 Games)
  6. Craig Kilby (Debut)

Emergency Players: Angus Lloyd, Wendy Odgers, James North-Coombes & Shaun Millett

Head Coach: Luke David

Assistant Coaches: Craig Kilby & Rebecca Gulle

Team Manager: TBA

The team will participate in training sessions and VPPL Pre-Season matches in preparations for NEWS 2020.

Victorian Pride Warriors proudly sponsored by Pride Mobility and Motion Wheelchairs.

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, ’19 Powerchair Hockey Champions

For more information, email info@psv.org.au

State Coach (N.E.W.S 2020) Applications NOW OPEN

Expressions of interest for the position of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Victorian Pride Warriors at National Electric Wheelchair Sports (N.E.W.S.) 2020 are now being accepted. Applications close on Sunday the 10th of November. The role requires a person that is passionate, dedicated and eager to get involved.

N.E.W.S. 2020 will be held from the 18th – 26th of April 2019, at the Sydney Academy of Sports. The State Coach will be in charge of selecting a squad and running training sessions for the VPPL Pre-Season and will also require full attendance at the National event.

Applicants should contact the secretary, Adam Lloyd, via email (secretary@vewsa.org.au) to request the State Coach duties and responsibilities guidelines. Applicants must provide a brief explanation on why they would be suitable for the role and what they can bring to the team.


History of N.E.W.S

N.E.W.S. is specifically for people who use electric wheelchairs for their everyday mobility. It was created for people with neuromuscular disorders to compete on an equal playing field.

N.E.W.S, was the brainchild of Roger Melnyk, who had a type of Muscular Dystrophy and was the Executive Officer of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Victoria. He took his idea to the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of Australia and the sports were developed to give athletes an opportunity to compete for their state.

N.E.W.S is the showcase for electric wheelchair sports in Australia. It is an unique annual event which displays the all round skills of each athlete in the three sports of Powerchair Football, Powerchair Hockey and Rugby (Touch Football). Today, we have competing teams from, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The games are played in a highly competitive atmosphere.

The standard of play at N.E.W.S has improved every year since the first games in 1986.

Victorian Warriors 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, ’19 Powerchair Hockey Champions

Victorian Warriors (2018)