Fund boosts In­te­grated team pro­gram

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

Cre­at­ing a path­way for mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with dis­abil­i­ties to play AFL, the Warn­bro Swans In­te­grated Foot­ball Team is go­ing from strength to strength, with a re­cent fund­ing in­jec­tion from Rock­ing­ham Ro­tary a wel­come sup­port.

In­te­grated Foot­ball is an ini­tia­tive of the WA Ama­teur Foot­ball League and is a pro­gram of­fered to ama­teur foot­ball play­ers over the age of 16 who have an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity.

Now run­ning for nine years, the Warn­bro Swans team in­cludes 32 play­ers aged 16 and above.

In­te­grated team vice-pres­i­dent Wayne Hunt said the team al­lowed those with dis­abil­i­ties to be able to take part in a foot­ball club and team, and that the Warn­bro Swans catered for all ages and abil­i­ties, from AusKick up to Masters, as well as women.

The team was re­cently awarded $2000 by the Rock­ing­ham Ro­tary Club through its Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram.

As part of the In­te­grated team’s cel­e­bra­tions next year, a trip to Mel­bourne is be­ing or­gan­ised, which will in­clude tak­ing play­ers to a game at Marvel Sta­dium.

Part of the money will also go to­wards the on­go­ing run­ning of a com­mu­nity disco put on for the team and the wider com­mu­nity,

The next disco event will be a Hol­ly­wood-themed night and is set to be held on June 7.

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