WAAFL Integrated Players to represent Western AustraliaTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:35 AM

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Sixteen players from across the WA Amateur Football League’s Integrated Program will represent Western Australia in the AFL National Inclusion Carnival to be held on the Gold Coast next week.

The week-long carnival which runs from July 24-29 will see for the first time all states and territories represented with Queensland, NSW/ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria Country, Victoria Metro, Tasmania and Western Australia fielding teams.

The Integrated Football Program run by the WA Amateur Football League (WAAFL) caters for players 16 years and over with intellectual disabilities.

The players representing WA were nominated by their clubs before participating in fortnightly training sessions where the team was finalised.

This year’s representatives come from six of the seven teams in the WAAFL Integrated Program with players from Coolbinia West Perth, Kingsway, High Wycombe, Wembley and Fremantle CBC Green and Gold.

WAAFL Integrated Football Coordinator Greg Gilbee said that the players are excited about representing Western Australia. “It is recognition of their terrific character, personal values, commitment and application” he said.

“The players understand they are representing the clubs who nominated them, the program and the wider community, so selection comes with a great deal of pride and responsibility” said Gilbee.

The players are only the second team to represent Western Australia in the AFL National Inclusion Carnival, with the previous team representing WA in 2015.

 

2017 State Integrated Team:

Barker

Jordan

Kingsway

Gould

Raphael

Fremantle CBC

Gregory

Robert

High Wycombe

Hallows

David

Coolbinia West Perth

Isenhood

Toby

Kingsway

McCrorie

Daniel

Fremantle CBC

McGowan

Sean

Fremantle CBC

Minervini

Jayden

Fremantle CBC

Nelligan

Rusty

Kingsway

Ranieri

Fillip

Fremantle CBC

Rogerson

Nick

Fremantle CBC

Seymour

Alex

High Wycombe

Stafford

Robert

Wembley

Timms

Kyron

Fremantle CBC

Turner

Brad

Kingsway

White

Jason

Kingsway

Coach: Jaime Wynne

Assistant Coach: Dave Wright

 

Hear from head coach Jaime Wynne and players Rusty Nelligan, David Hallows and Raphael Gould before they flew to the Gold Coast: