The Victorian Country team won the National Inclusion Carnival in emphatic style when it defeated Vic Metro by 50 points at Ransford Oval Parkville on Sunday.
Vic Country had lost to the Metro team by seven points in the opening game of the Carnival, defeated Tasmania by just four points and had to draw on all its resources to defeat surprise packet New South Wales to qualify for the Grand Final.
The Metro team had no answers for Country’s blistering start, when it slammed on three goals in the first quarter.
Displaying expert team-work and keeping focused on the ball, Country extended their lead at every break.
“You stuck to the game plan, you stuck to the message,” said coach Rob Klemm. “You went out as boys, as teenagers, as blokes – you came back as men.”
The National Inclusion Carnival is a carnival for footballers with intellectual disabilities. It featured teams from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.
Vic Country 3.1 5.2 7.3 8.4 (52)
Vic Metro 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 (2)