Published on February 24, 2020 2:59 pm

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2020 Victoria Wheelchair Squad Announced

Victoria has named its squad ahead of 2020 Toyota National Wheelchair AFL Championships in April.

Nathan Wilburn and Vincent Naidu will make their first appearance for Victoria at the 2020 National Championships starting Thursday 2nd April in Hobart.

The squad will be led by Richmond premiership winning Captain/Coach Matthew Morris, and after leading his Tigers to victory in the second season of the VWFL, Morris has every intention of continuing that success at the National Championships.

“We’ve picked a well-balanced squad and have been training with purpose,” Morris said.

“We’ve put an emphasis on culture and mateship, as much as we have on practising our skills and structures. We can’t wait to get to Hobart and get started.”

The National competition has an open classification system in place allowing people with and without a disability the opportunity to participate. This year will be the second time that all Victorian representatives identify as having a physical disability or impairment, highlighting the strength of the Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League.

Victoria will be looking to go one better in 2020 after finishing runner-up to South Australia at last year’s Championships.

An extended group of players will continue to train with the squad in preparation.

The Victorian team is proudly supported by AFL Victoria, Disability Sport and Recreation and the Robert Rose Foundation.

2020 Victoria Squad
Caleb Logan (Essendon listed player in 2019)
James Leonard (Essendon)
Judeland Anthony (St Kilda)
Louis Rowe (Essendon)
Nathan Wilburn* (Richmond)
Patrick McKay (St Kilda)
Ryan Smith (St Kilda)
Vincent Naidu* (Richmond)
*Indicates debutant

Head Coach: Matt Morris
Assistant Coach: Scott Nicholas
Team Manager: Ayden Shaw

Round 1 of the VWFL is set for Sunday 24th May, to keep up to date with Nationals, the VWFL and all things AFL Wheelchair in Victoria, please visit the VWFL Facebook page.

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