Wet and windy wins in western derby by Vin Maskell


Winter arrived in style at the Warringa Crescent ground for the round seven FIDA western derby between home team Wyndham and ladder leader Williamstown.
The icy cross-ground wind and the frequent rain didn’t stop Williamstown from a bright three-goal start. The hosts got back into the game with a two-goal second quarter but were then shut right down in the second-half. Continue reading

Carnival to highlight inclusiveness by Vin Maskell


The 2014 National Inclusion Carnival kicks off on Thursday 19 June at Preston City Oval.
Hosted by the AFL and FIDA, the Victorian league for players with intellectual disabilities, the carnival is a great showcase for inclusiveness and all-abilities football.
This year the carnival features the best players from Victoria (metro and country), New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Several players from FIDA teams in Victoria are topping up the Tasmanian team.
Vic Country and Vic Metro will open the carnival with a 12.30pm game. This will be followed by clashes between New South Wales and South Australia, and Queensland and Tasmania.
Friday 20 June will be full of action, with six games to be played at the Preston ground, starting at 9am.
Saturday’s six games are at Pitcher Park in Alphington.
Finals will be played on Sunday 22 June at Ransford Oval, Parkville, from 9am.
The Grand Final will kick off at 11.20am.
More details at fida.org.au

FIDA Seagulls take the Bulls by the horns by ROB KLEMM

Rob Klemm is the coach of the  Seagulls….


Two of the toughest road trips in FIDA football are those to Ballarat to meet 2013 Premiers North Ballarat Roosters, and to Seaford to take on the powerful Kananook Bulls. After an outstanding win against the Roosters at home at The Fearon in Round 2, Williamstown Seagulls made the long journey down the Nepean Highway to face the club they have only beaten once previously – in the 2013 Semi-Finals.
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