The clash of wheelchairs could be heard all over Moonah on the 14th of February as the North Melbourne kangaroos football club took on Tassie’s best wheelchair Aussie rules players. Participation numbers were high as the game attracted a number of new faces.
The game started and it was full on from the first ball up. The Roos kicked 4 quick goals through silky smooth ball movement. But the Tassie team was up for the challenge, cutting the margin to one goal at the quarter time break. From there, the tempo lifted into top gear. Richard Jones broke through the pack, received a pass on the outside of the right pocket and drilled a goal home over the top of his defender. Kirby Parsons kicked a superb goal from the middle third of the court to electrify the crowd and bring about a huge roar of applause.
For the Kangaroos, Josh Christian provided a stand out performance. The mark and goal of the game was taken by Josh in the same passage of play. After a juggling effort behind the back mark, Josh rolled into goal unopposed to kick his fifth goal and kill any chance of the Tassie team coming away with the win.
The ParaQuad association would like to thank the North Melbourne football club for their time and involvement and we look forward to working with them in the future.