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Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:40:35 PM »
A stunning two-point victory over last season’s premiers Collingwood has propelled Richmond to a second consecutive Victorian Wheelchair Football League Grand Final.

Richmond will meet Essendon or the Magpies again in the decider in a fortnight’s time, with the fellow big Victorian clubs to clash this weekend in a final-round clash to decide who makes the Grand Final.

Richmond’s Grand Final will be played on Sunday September 1 at Boorondara Sports Complex.

Read more: https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2019-08-20/tigers-qualify-for-second-consecutive-vwfl-grand-final
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Re: Tigers qualify for second consecutive VWFL Grand Final
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 05:05:17 AM »
'Best thing ever': Tigers and Pies clash in Wheelchair AFL grand final

Sumeyya Ilanbey
The Age
30 Aug 2019


It was a typical Sunday afternoon in the life of a typical 22-year-old before it ended in the brutal and cowardly assault of an innocent young man.

In the car with a few mates, Vincent Naidu was driving around Dandenong, in Melbourne’s south-east, when he was set upon by a group of strangers with pizza cutters, machetes and knives.

As he tried to flee on foot, one of the attackers stole Naidu's Holden Commodore and pinned him against a parked car.

The pain, he says, was excruciating. And “10 seconds later” he lost all sensation in his legs. Naidu is now a T12 paraplegic and in a wheelchair.

“First three years after that was just hell, literally hell,” the now 30-year-old says. “Negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts; I felt like no one mattered anymore, my life’s over.”

Alone with his dark thoughts, Naidu gained more than 50 kilograms within nine months. But eventually found resilience and strength within himself to do things he used to love, such as play sports.

Rules of Wheelchair AFL

* The game is played on an indoor basketball court divided into thirds
* A handball is the equivalent to a kick
* An underarm throw is the equivalent to a handball
* There are five players on court: two forwards, two defenders and a centre
* Men and women can compete on one team
* Up to two players without a physical disability are allowed on the squad
* Only one player without a disability is allowed on the court

First he signed up to tennis and played in national competitions at Hisense Arena. And then became involved with AFL Wheelchair – a league still in its infancy.

The game is an adapted version of the iconic Aussie rules, played between two teams of five (plus interchange players) and the court divided into thirds (like netball) with goal posts at either end of the court.

A handball replaces the kick and an underarm throw replaces the mainstream handball.

“It’s still footy,” Naidu says. “It’s just footy on wheels.”

The Lyndhurst man was drafted to St Kilda in the mid-season draft and picked up by Richmond earlier this year where he’ll be playing in the grand final clash with Collingwood on Sunday.

The 10-round competition kicked off on May 12 with Essendon, Hawthorn, Collingwood, St Kilda and Richmond the teams involved.

“It’s been awesome – seriously the best thing ever,” Naidu says. “Being affiliated with the club, you feel like you belong to a part of something.

“Richmond has made me feel so welcome, made me feel important and as an important member of the club.”

The Pies beat the Tigers in last year’s grand final, so Naidu, a forward, is hoping he and his teammates can reverse that result this weekend.

Richmond’s Yasmina McGlone and Collingwood captain Brendan Stroud battling it out.Credit:Nerissa Turner

AFL Wheelchair is still a relatively new concept and everyone – the clubs, players and the league – is "still learning", Naidu says.

An AFL Victoria spokesman said the game was created to provide more opportunities for people with a physical disability to take part in footy.

“Following on from the success of the first season of the league, the AFL is continuing to work with Disability Sport and Recreation, and the five AFL clubs involved to develop more opportunities for people to play,” the spokesman said.

“This will include more come-and-try opportunities and social programs as a pathway to the league.”

The AFL Wheelchair 2019 grand final between Collingwood and Richmond starts from noon, Sunday, September 1, at Boroondara Sports Complex, Balwyn.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/best-thing-ever-tigers-and-pies-clash-in-wheelchair-afl-grand-final-20190830-p52met.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

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Better news for our wheelies - they won the premiership!!!  :gotigers



2019 VWFL Premiers 🏆 💛
 
Congratulations, team! #gotiges


Bursting through the banner: https://twitter.com/ranahuss/status/1167982970449252352

Singing the theme song as premiers: https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1168017911165771778

 :clapping  :winner

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stuff yeah! The spirit they show is truly commendable. Massive congrats

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VWFL Tigers clinch premiership -

Tate Spiteri
AFL media
Sep 2, 2019 12:35PM


Richmond’s Wheelchair Football Team has overcome two early-season losses to claim their inaugural Robert Rose Cup as Victorian Wheelchair Football League premiers.

The Tigers, who fell one step short last season with a Grand Final loss to Collingwood, came out firing in the 2019 edition, to slam on four first-quarter goals to the Magpies’ one, eventually winning 9.7 (61) to 7.5 (47).

Vincent Naidu was everywhere, scoring three majors including a long-range effort that set the Richmond crowd alight.

But the second term didn’t go to plan, as Collingwood quickly diminished Richmond’s 19-point buffer with three goals in six minutes.

Tim Nield, who was fantastic all day in defence, was able to stem the flow with repeat intercept marks, but Richmond went into half-time seven points down.

Needing a spark after the break, Nield was again involved, weaving a beautiful pass to Chris Henderson, who was the eventual Robert Rose Medalist for best on ground.

Henderson marked strongly on the lead and slotted through the Tigers’ first major since the seven-minute mark of the first term.

As the Grand Final intensity turned up, Naidu won a contested ball and it spilt out to Nield, who again hit up Henderson, who from range put the Tigers back in front.

His third goal had the Boroondara Sports Complex buzzing, as the Tigers went into three-quarter time one goal in front.

The elusive Naidu slipped out the back to score the first goal of the final quarter, but Collingwood’s Brett Newman instantly responded, getting on the end of a brilliant long pass.

Again, the Tigers’ star forward pair, Naidu and Henderson, wreaked havoc for Collingwood. Naidu, with incredible speed, intercepted a Collingwood pass and put the football on a platter for Henderson.

Henderson made no mistake with his set-shot and Richmond opened up a 13-point lead with just six minutes to play.

The game was then almost put to bed, as ruckman Nathan Wilburn spiked the centre clearance to Henderson, who whipped the ball around his body on his non-preferred hand. But it trickled into the post.

The stadium let out a collective sigh as the Magpies then moved the ball forward to get the margin back to just eight points.

Tough nut captain-coach Matt Morris was knocked from his chair in a heavy collision with two opponents but stayed on the court for the frenetic final stages.

Fittingly, it was Henderson who scored the sealer, with the Tigers’ leading goal-scorer securing a 14-point win.

Speaking post-game, Morris described his emotions as “transcendent”, the skipper taken aback by the incredible atmosphere.

“I’m feeling so good, we’ve worked so hard for this…we’ve just got on so well this season, (there’s been) not one fight amongst us,” he said.

“We just said before this game, 'let’s do this for each other' and now here we are.

“There was unfinished business without a doubt, we used last season’s loss as motivation without a doubt this week.

"But mostly, we just tried to come into the game pumped and eager to just stick to our structures.”

Richmond    4.1   4.3   6.5   9.7 (61)
Collingwood 1.0   5.4   5.5   7.5 (47)

GOALS
Chris Henderson 5, Vincent Naidu 4

Premiership Team

3 Yasmina McGlone (VC)
4 Vincent Naidu
5 Tim Nield (VC)
10 Miranda Charlton
13 Nathan Wilburn
15 Adam Georgelin
18 Chris Henderson
22 Matt Morris (captain/coach)
41 Teisha Shadwell
43 Ben Milton

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2019-09-02/vwfl-tigers-clinch-premiership

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Hey #TigerArmy my friend and @Richmond_FC Wheelchair Premiership player Adam Georgelin is taking on the Vic Rail Trail in his chair to raise funds for Wheelchair Sports:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/657950141370593/

https://twitter.com/_theCAVman_/status/1191564755124666369

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2021, 04:00:45 PM »
The Community Award winners in 2021:

2. Access and Inclusion Champion – Adam Georgelin (Wallan)
Adam Georgelin, a Richmond Tigers Wheelchair Footy Player, defied the odds and pushed his wheelchair the entire length of the Great Victorian Rail Trail. His inspirational story connected with the community in a big way – and he wants to now use his platform as Champion to gain more interest in wheelchair footy from football clubs.

https://www.mcivortimes.com.au/news/2021/02/03/2890173/mitchell-comes-together-for-community-celebration

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2022, 04:13:00 PM »
Tigers into another Grand Final  :clapping.


The 2022 Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League senior premiership will be decided this Sunday, September 18 when Richmond and Essendon clash in the Grand Final at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, starting at 12pm.

Richmond earned its place in the decider after finishing on top of the ladder with 10 wins, one draw and a loss to proceed directly through to the Grand Final.

Read the full article about the team and GF info: https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/1221923/tigers-set-for-vwfl-grand-final


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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 06:41:43 PM »
Deserves far more coverage than it gets

VWFL daylights ahead of AFLW in every way

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2022, 04:01:17 PM »
We won both the seniors and development team VWFL flags. So that's two flags  :thumbsup.

Seniors:

Richmond   17.8-110
Essendon    12.8-80

                               G    B
V.Naidu                     9   2
C.Henderson             8   4
J.Antony                   0   0
A.Mavroudis              0   0
M.Stretton                 0   0
C.Arulnesathasan       0   0

https://websites.mygameday.app/round_info.cgi?a=MATCH&fixture=126434317&c=0-11774-0-606780-0&pool=1001


Development League:

Richmond   12.4-76
Essendon     9.4-58

                  G   B
C.Kotsanas  7   2
B.Parsons    3   0
F.Munzel      0   0
M.Morris      0   0

https://websites.mygameday.app/round_info.cgi?a=MATCH&fixture=126434313&c=0-11774-0-606779-0&pool=1001

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2022, 04:45:09 PM »
Congrats to all  :cheers

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2022, 04:10:40 AM »

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2022, 08:27:20 AM »
This is awesome. Congrats to vwfl team. They show tremendous ticker and I think a lot of our senior boys could learn a lot.

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Re: Richmond's VWFL wheelchair footy team [merged]
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2023, 06:26:44 PM »
Richmond will be out to defend their Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) premiership when they take on Hawthorn in the 2023 Grand Final at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sunday, September 17 from 1pm.

As a curtain-raiser to the VWFL decider, a Richmond side will also be in action against St Kilda in the Community Wheelchair Football League Grand Final.

Sunday 17 September 2023
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

11.00am - NAB AFL Wheelchair Auskick match

12.00pm - Community Wheelchair Football League Grand Final
St Kilda v Richmond

1.00pm - Victorian Wheelchair Football League Grand Final
Hawthorn v Richmond

Click here to secure your FREE tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2023-victorian-wheelchair-football-league-grand-final-tickets-716906415387

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/1431199/tigers-to-meet-hawks-in-vic-wheelchair-grand-final