The Ringwood Spiders, based in Jubilee Park in Ringwood, is a football team for people with disabilities and is one of the fourteen teams that form the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA) league.
Today’s game marked the final home match for the season, with the Ringwood Spiders facing the Maribyrnong Bulldogs. It was great to see some impressive football from the Spiders and their fantastic display of teamwork, leading them to a spectacular victory against their opponents.
The Ringwood Spiders played some of their best football this afternoon and it was amazing to see just how much the team had developed throughout this season. The Spiders will be playing in the first round of finals next week and I wish them well in these matches.
It is great to see the football community rallying around the Ringwood Spiders with umpires from the Eastern Football League offered to umpire the game. In addition the Ringwood Football Club has been an ongoing source of support by offering the use of club facilities at Jubilee Park for training, games and functions.
The Ringwood Football Club, known as the Ringwood Redbacks, has an impressive Ringwood based history and was formed in 1897.