To celebrate the end of the 2018 All Abilities football season, Football Federation Victoria hosted its annual Football for All Gala Day on Saturday 8th September at Knox Regional Football Centre.
The day brought together all FFV All Abilities football programs for a day of round robin games. Clubs from the All Abilities league, blind and vision impaired futsal and the Wheelchair football came ready for a day of fun and competitive competition.
The Joeys division of the All Abilities League filled the 5-a-side cages at KRFC with their enthusiasm and excitement for the games with the support of their parents and friends cheering them on the outside.
The vision impaired futsal team competed in their first ever 7-a-side match as preparation for their campaign to Nationals in January.
The team played two friendly matches against Kangaroos sides, Victorian Cerebral Palsy State Team and Glen Eira Rangers.
The Wallaroos division played on the main pitch, finishing the season playing each other for the last time for this season.
For the first time ever, a finals match was playing in the Kangaroos division which saw the Victorian Cerebral Palsy State Team go down against Glen Eira Rangers. Congratulations to Glen Eira Rangers who started and finished the season strong.
The South-East Wheelchair football competition moved their Round 18 games to KRFC to join in on the fun. It was the first time for players and clubs to play outside on synthetic grass. With the perfect weather, it was a great experience for all.
Football Federation Victoria would like to thank the following clubs, coaches, players and supporters who have made the 2018 season possible:
All Abilities League
- Barnestoneworth United JFC
- Berwick City SC
- Collingwood City FC
- Glen Eira Rangers
- Mitchell Rangers FC
- Northcote City FC
- Northern Falcons FC
- Point Cook FC
- Ringwood City FC
- Victorian Cerebral Palsy State Team (FFV)
Blind & Vision Impaired Football
- Glen Eira FC
- Knox United SC
- Whitehorse United Stallions
Geelong All Abilities League
- Barwon SC
- Bell Park SC
- Drysdale SC
- Geelong Rangers SC
- Lara United FC
- Surfside Waves SC
- Southern Special Sports School Association
- Northern Special Sports School Association
FFV would also like to thank our sponsors, partners, affiliated organisations and individuals who have assisted in the operations of the 2018 All Abilities Season:
- Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria
- Dave Connolly (Blind & Vision Impaired Football)
- Jenny Kemp (Wheelchair Football Coordinator)
- Latrobe Community Health Services
- Leisure Networks
- Michael Neziroski (Blind & Vision Impaired Football & Coach)
- SNAPP Sporting Network
- Special Olympics Victoria
- Springers Leisure Centre
- Westgate Indoor Sports Centre
- Yarra Valley Water
We look forward to working with you all in the 2019 season.
If you are interested in joining a club or competition in All Abilities 2019, please contact Sharon Wong on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9474 1805.