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Hampden Hurricanes

 

The Hampden Hurricanes thank the following Sponsors for their support.

 

 

 

Sportspower

 

Subway Homemaker Centre

 

Peoples Choice Credit Union

 

Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak

 

WDEA

 

The Bowl

 

Star Printing

 

Southern Way Direct Care

 

McDonalds Central

 

Maddens Lawyers

 

South West Credit

 

PACE

 

South West Sport

 

Rural Access

 

Brian O’Halloran

 

Soulsby & Struth

 

Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre

 

Midfield Meats

 

Taits Legal

 

Sinclair & Wilson

 

Omni Healthcare

 

Mpower

 

Karingal

 

Mc Neils BP

 

Cooinda

 

 

 

 

 

Founded on May 8, 2013
  • Short Description
    Aim:
    To provide a sustainable football program for people with disabilities aged 14 years and over living in the south west of Victoria.
  • Long Description
    Objectives:
    • To develop a partnership approach to program provision
    • To run a series of ‘Come & Try’ football clinics for ...people of all abilities, with each clinic to include a range of drills, games and exercises
    • To link in with state-wide initiatives
    • To identify a modified rules format that could be tailored to individual needs
    • To promote club participation and develop pathways for participants to compete in mainstream competition and FIDA competitions
    • To promote healthy eating and active participation.

    The story so far…...

    In August 2012 a ‘Footy 4 All’ program was established to provide a sustainable football program for people with disabilities aged 16 years and over living in the south west of Victoria.
    The South West Disability Network (a partnership of south west Disability Support agencies) helped to identify a number of people interested in playing ‘Aussie Rules’ football. While opportunities existed for club involvement there were limited opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in training and to play competitively.
    Warrnambool City Council’s Rural Access program, in partnership with South West Sport, Hampden Football League, the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA) and local disability service agencies developed a steering group to progress the opportunity.
    Over 40 players aged between 17-65 years participated in the six one-hour training sessions held in August and September 2012. Sessions included training drills and modified games facilitated by local well-known football identities. The last training session concluded with a barbecue and medal presentation for participants and supporters. With family, friends and supporters in attendance, training sessions attracted over 100 people.
    In 2013 the ‘Footy 4 All’ program has continued with over 40 registrations received and a new team name introduced, the Hampden Hurricanes.
    On June 2nd 2013 the Hampden Hurricanes played their first game against the Coburg Tigers. The team managed to kick 7 - 9 (51) to Coburgs 13-10 (88).

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