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C7 Football Finals Time

After 10 rounds of quality football, the Adelaide Footy League C7 Division enters the finals series. There have been many great stories in the season so far and hopefully many more to unfold.

Eastern Park Demons, who in their inaugural season of C7 finished on top of the ladder, have earned the right to host Kenilworth Kookaburras in the Major Semi Final on Saturday at 5.15pm. They have notched up impressive wins against all teams in the competition and look set to continue their dominance in the finals series. The Kookas have surprised many teams this season after being winless for a number of years. They will be hoping the fairytale continues against the dominant team in the competition.

Goodwood Saints have once again shown improvement this year and only just missed out on a top two finish. They have the biggest squad on paper and will be hoping that depth carries them a long way into the finals. They will be hosting Henley Sharks this Saturday at 5.15pm. Last year’s Grand Finalists, Henley have had a challenging year with the loss of a couple of key players, but will be hoping to recapture some of the form from their inaugural year in 2016.

Salisbury Magpies had a tough year in 2017 finishing with the wooden spoon. Unfortunately their coach was unavailable in the second half of the season, so credit must go to those that helped out with the team for the remainder of the season.

PUT THIS IN YOUR DIARY!!

The Adelaide Footy League GRAND FINAL will be taking place on Saturday 19th August at Aldi Arena (Thebarton Oval) kicking off at 5.15pm. This year the Grand Final day’s festivities will also include the presentation of Brian Prestwood Medal for Best on Ground in the Grand Final, the presentation of the Leading Goalkicker Medal, Alan Statton OAM Medal for Most Improved Player and of course the Marie Little OAM Medal for the C7 Best and Fairest Player for the Season!

2016 Adelaide Footy League C7 Division Premiers – Kilburn Football Club

5RPH interview 8th July 2017

LISTEN to Leisure Link on 5RPH 1197am and Peter Greco chat with our Sport and Recreation Coordinator Nathan Pepper about State sporting pathways for cricket, football and netball.

 

The full Leisure Link podcast can be found here: Leisure Link (Adelaide) – Peter Greco – 08 July 2017

 

2017 State Football Trials

Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Program Funding

The Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Program provides financial support for people living with a disability to participate in local, State and National sporting events and activities. Through the fundraising efforts of Inclusive Sport SA, each year, athletes living with a disability and State Sporting Organisations can apply for financial support to assist them with the costs of participation.

Submissions for the current round of funding are due by COB Friday 28th April.

To download the application forms, please click on the appropriate link below:

Local Athlete Support State Team/Athlete Support International Athlete Support

For more information and terms and conditions please visit www.inclusivesportsa.com.au/marie-little-oam-athlete-support-program

Any further questions please contact Nathan at Inclusive Sport SA on 8122 6732 or npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

Database Upgrade and Eligibility Update

We have recently upgraded our database and there have been updates to eligibility requirements for our supported sport programs. This should not affect the majority of current participants however new participants must provide evidence of their eligibility to participate.

We aim to give people an opportunity to play sport, who may not otherwise have had the chance. However there are some minimum requirements for a player to meet in order for them to be deemed eligible to participate.

For a player to be eligible to play in an Inclusive Sport SA supported sport they must meet two (2) of the following requirements:

  • Have attended a Special Education School (disability unit/supported learning centre)
  • Have attended a Mainstream School with an aide
  • Receive a disability support pension
  • Be registered with a disability service eg Disability SA

Where a person is unable to meet the above requirements, Inclusive Sport SA may meet with them to decide if they are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions with any of the above please contact us on 8122 6730.

Football Coaches Wanted

Inclusive Sport SA are seeking footy coaches and a team manager on behalf of the Kilburn Football Club C7 Division team.

The C7 Division is for players with a disability and is a modified 12-a side format.

More information about the competition can be found at www.inclusivesportsa.com.au/afl-football

Other C7 Clubs (Eastern Park, Goodwood, Henley, Kenilworth and Salisbury) are always on the lookout for more helpers too. If you would like to put your name forward please get in touch with us today!

To apply, please send your resume to npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

Experience coaching people with disabilities is desirable but not essential. Potential for professional development opportunities.

Any further questions, can be directed to Nathan Pepper on 0422 089 865 or npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

2017 C7 Football Registration

Football competition for players with a disability. For males only, 15 years and over.

Players must be registered with Inclusive Sport SA to participate. Please read through and complete the form below.

NEW CLUB

Eastern Park Football Club are interested in entering a C7 Division team. The club is located on Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park. This will make the C7 Division a six team competition.

FIXTURE CHANGE

Matches will be played on Saturdays at approximately 5.15pm to 6.15pm. The home team will play at their own club. This means no back to back matches. Reasons for the change include:

  • Ground availability for clubs
  • Greater social inclusion for players at their club
  • Increased exposure of the C7 Division – more spectators, potentially more volunteers

Inclusive Sport SA Registration for C7 Division Football

***Players who played in 2016 will be given priority to play with the team they played for in 2016.  New players and players wanting to move clubs will be placed in their preferred team where possible, however this cannot be guaranteed.***

To register, please fill in the form below:

What club do you wish to play for in 2017?:
Eastern ParkGoodwoodHenleyKenilworthKilburnSalisbury

 

2017 SANFL Inclusive Football Team Training

The SANFL Inclusive Football Team coaches are inviting players to a training and information session to kick off 2017!

The session is open to players with an intellectual disability who have represented SA before and also to any players who would like to opportunity to get involved this year!

It will be a light fitness session and a chance for the coaches to get to know all the players, and for players to find out more information about the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival.

WHEN: 6.15pm till approx 7.15pm on the following dates:

Friday 24th February

Friday 10th March

Friday 24th March

Friday 7th April

Friday 21st April

WHERE: At the end of Grange Road in front of the Grange Sailing Club (MAP)

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Sport clothes, running shoes, water

Players must register their interest. Fill out the form below or contact Nathan at Inclusive Sport SA on 8122 6732 or npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

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2016 All Australian Football Exhibition Match

Top Representative Teams Showcasing Football for All

Article written by Chris Hunt (AFL Queensland); Photos by Damien Briggs

The All Australian Inclusion team from the National Inclusion Carnival came together on the weekend to play the winners of the 2016 NSW Bachar Houli Cup, Granville Boys High School. The teams played the curtain raiser to the Greater Western Sydney v Richmond game on Saturday in Canberra.

13641085_1243165445715824_2746286335531993572_oThe AFL National Inclusion Carnival is for players with an Intellectual Disability and sees teams from across Australia play each other in the game they all love. The All Australian team is made up from stand out players at the Carnival. Selection in the team is usually honorary, but this year history was made when the players got the chance to play together in front of a sell-out crowd at Manuka Oval.

Their opponents where the winners of the 2016 Bacher Houli Cup. The Cup is a major AFL NSW competition for Islamic and public schools from across Sydney. Named after Richmond mid-fielder, Bachar Houli, the Cup seeks for foster skills and character in the next generation of Muslim players and getting them engaged in football at all levels.

The All Australian team had representatives from across every state with the team gathering in Canberra on the Friday night. The Granville Boys High School team travelled down on the day from Sydney. After a cool start to the day the game was played in perfect conditions with no wind and Manuka Oval gave the teams the best possible playing surface.

13641032_1243162009049501_4082753929777414205_oThe match was going to be a test of the skills and game sense of the All Australian team against the speed and agility of Granville. This was borne out in the early stages by control of stoppages by the All Australian ruckman David Hallows and on-ballers Jordan Rene and Damien Parry quickly resulted in a strong mark to Luke Miles.

The first goal was on the board. Granville were under early pressure and showed their best when combining across half back through chains of handball with Mohamed Alssaje and Ahmad El-Hage being stand outs along with  Shadi Ghazal who was excellent at fullback.

Strong play from All Australians Luke O’Neil and Scott Crowden through the centre of the ground set up running goals for Kennedy and McQueen. Alsajje was again prominent and Zafir Ali and Ezadine Dib were very good contributors across the wing for Granville and the main break saw the All Australian team with a six goal lead.

13913656_1243163422382693_3738830288533516475_oAfter half time Ali Moussa and Khaled  Zreika worked the ball forward with some very skilful ball use, but a costly turn over saw Cameron Fraser get out the back of Granville’s defence for an easy goal. Luke Miles combined well with Michael Scholz to give Graydon Poulsen a running shot on goal from 40 metres.

Granville responded from the centre with a series of handballs that gave Bassil Kassem a chance on goal and his outstanding snap was true. Kassem was again on the end of some great play by Granville, this time showing precise kicking skills through Mohamad Saadeddine and Rabii Kaiache and Granville had back to back goals.

The Granville team was now starting to put their best passages of play together and looked very good on rapid transition through the centre of the ground. The All Australians regained some control of the football and running play from Rene, O’Neil and Drowley saw Lyndsay Ashworth steady and kick a wonderful goal.

The All Australian team emerged winners in what was a quality game for the big crowd and the teams got together after the match for presentations, food and drink.  Both teams acknowledged the tremendous work of Greg Brown in getting the match set up at such a great venue and appreciative crowd at Manuka.

Final Score:

All Australian Team:   15  10  100

Granville Boys High School:   3  1  19

All Australian team – 1. Jordan Rene (NSWACT), 2. Lyndsay Ashworth (WA),  3. Chris McQueen (SA), 4. Michael Scholz (Vic Country),  5. Luke O’Neil (Qld),  6. Graydon Poulsen (Qld),  7. Lindsay Drowley (SA),  8. Scott Crowden (Tas),  9. Bayley Kennedy (Vic Country),  10. Michael Wade (NSWACT),  11. Shane Smith (SA),  12. Luke Miles (Vic Metro), 13. Damien Parry (Vic Metro),  14. Cameron Fraser (NSWACT),  15. David Hallows (WA)

Granville Boys High School – 1. Ahmad El-Hage (VC),  2. Ezadine Dib,  3. Zafir Ali (C),  5. Khaled Zreika,  6. Jacob Alameddine,  7. Bassil Kassem,  8. Mohaned Alssaja,  9. Rabii Kalache,  10. Ali Moussa,  11. Mohamad Saadeddine,  13, Kili Tufua,  14. Kareen Galil,  5. Shadi Ghazal

Coaches Awards – David Hallows and Ahmad El-Hage

Players Awards – Jordan Rene and Mohamed Alssaje.