The Ringwood Spiders is a football team for people with disabilities and is based at Jubilee Park, sharing facilities with the Ringwood Football Club.
The Ringwood Spiders compete in the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA), a league of 14 teams, located in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Team development is always one of the strengths of the Ringwood Spiders and the results of this often become evident during the course of the season. Today the Ringwood Spiders achieved a tremendous on-field victory and were enthusiastically supported by its cheerleading squad.
Today’s match also included a sponsors day to provide acknowledgement to the many businesses and individuals that support players within the team. Sponsorship costs just $150 per year and helps fund uniforms and other accessories for the players.
It was great to see support from the Eastern Football League Umpires Association, with members umpiring the game. The support from associations such as the Eastern Football League and Ringwood Football Club reaffirms the aim of providing opportunities for people with disabilities.
The next Ringwood Spiders home game will be held on Sunday the 26th of July from 11am at Jubilee Park in Ringwood.