Paralympics the goal on China trek
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.