MEMBERS of the Yooralla Hawks balloon football team were recognised at John Bowen Awards Night in October following their premiership win earlier this year.
The Hawks players, from the Noble Park Community Hub, have been participating in balloon football for the past five years.
A number of players from the Yooralla Hawks received awards on the night, as they celebrated the end of the season with their families and staff.
Balloon football is a fun, social and competitive sport for people with disability to play that follows similar rules to Australian Rules Football. It takes place on an indoor basketball court where players use either manual or electric wheelchairs as they aim to put the large orange balloon through the goals at either end of the court.
Winners from the Yooralla Hawks were:
– Sean: John Bowen Medal (Best and Fairest), Best Ruckman
– Francis and Natalie: Best Back players
– Ben: Best New Talent
– Mark and Ben: Best Forward Line players
– Ollie: Most Enthusiastic Player
Congratulations to all the players, staff and volunteers.
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