HAMILTON has a new football team and it is set to win the hearts of the local community.
The Hamilton Kangaroos have opened their arms and hearts to help form an all abilities football team to be known as the Hamilton Boomers and are looking for players, male and female, who are over 14 years of age with an intellectual disability to become a part of the club.
It will give the players a chance to be able to play Australia’s own unique sport in a safe, supportive environment and have the chance to make new friends and play in some friendly matches.
Chairman of the Board of Management for the Hamilton Kangaroos, Paul Block, launched the new team alongside club secretary, Marcus Lowerson, football director, Keven Quinn, trainers Peter Taylor and Ray Harman as well as Judi Mutsaers, program manager with South West Sports on Tuesday.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our club to be involved in a really great project for Hamilton and the community,” Block said.
“To give people the opportunity to play sport, no matter whether they can try it, or play or if they’ve played before in this particular program is just terrific.”
“I think it goes to show that the Hamilton Kangaroos really wants to be seen as an all inclusive club,” Lowerson said.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, March 20, 2014.