The Ringwood Spiders, based at Jubilee Park, is a football club for people with disabilities and is part of a 14 team league organised through the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA).
Tonight’s function provided an opportunity to meet both current and new football players who will be representing Ringwood throughout the season. Players have been busy training to prepare themselves for matches against clubs such as Moonee Valley Magpies, North Ballarat Knights and Maribyrnong Bulldogs.
As a community based club the Ringwood Spiders is seeking assistance from the local community. While Council does provide some support, the club is exploring innovative ways and increasing their resources while also strengthening connections with the local community.
The club has recently launch the ability to sponsor a player allowing businesses and individuals to support the club for just $150 per annum.
The Ringwood Spiders are playing four home games this season with all games commencing at 11am.
The enthusiasm, excitement and comradely from the team has never been stronger and I am certain that the Ringwood Spiders will do extremely well this season!