Par­a­lympics the goal on China trek

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

SUC­CESS res­i­dent Ben Rowe is just a few steps away from rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the 2020 Par­a­lympic Games.

Rowe, who is vi­sion im­paired, will join the Aus­tralian goal­ball team in China next week, where they will play against the best in the world in the penul­ti­mate com­pe­ti­tion for Par­a­lympic Games qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

The win­ners then head to the re­gional qual­i­fier in Tokyo at the end of the year, which is the fi­nal qual­i­fier for the Games.

Rowe has been play­ing goal­ball for 10 years and said it was sim­i­lar to many ball sports.

“The key is to pre­vent the other team from scor­ing a goal but the big dif­fer­ence is that all par­ti­ci­fol­lowed closely by Jake Florenca with 27.

Ma­son Shaw was the top scorer with six goals.

Bren­don Ah Chee for the Ea­gles had 32 dis­pos­als.

Bai­ley J. Wil­liams, Fraser McInnes, Matthew Allen, Josh Smith all con­trib­uted pants are blind­folded and all they can hear are bells in­side the ball,” he said.

“The ball weighs 1.25kg, mak­ing this sport one of power, strength, guts and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“It’s helped me ac­cept that my dis­abil­ity is only a small part of my life and doesn’t de­fine who I am.”

He was ex­cited at the was the top goal scorer.

Mor­gan Davies and Mi­lan Mur­dock had the high­est num­ber of dis­pos­als with 24 and 22 apiece.

Fal­cons play­ers Michael Lourey and Kee­gan Knott led their team with three goals each at New Choice prospect of play­ing on the big stage. When he’s not busy play­ing goal­ball, Rowe works with APM in Suc­cess, where he helps peo­ple with dis­abil­ity ac­cess the NDIS.

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