Panthers win balloon football grand final


Big congratulations to VMCH’s very own Mt Waverley Panthers who recently won the Balloon Football League’s eastern region grand final for the second year in a row.

The Panthers are five people who attend VMCH’s adult day programs for people with a disability in Mount Waverley. Balloon football is played on a basketball court and uses a large balloon. Three footy fans with a disability created the Balloon Football League (BFL) and the game follows rules similar to the AFL.

Each week the Mt Waverley Panthers played against a range of competitors from other disability services in Melbourne’s east and fought tenaciously to score a place in the grand final against Pitt Street Heat. 

The Panthers ended up winning the grand final by 13 points, 50 to 37. Well done to the outstanding team of players: Hemna Prabhu, Aysa Dvash, Jenny Keys, Josh Harrison and Gina Daglas.

Each player received a trophy and Jenny was named player of the final after scoring six goals.

Also, thank you to the support workers and volunteers who helped during the game and throughout the season.

Balloon football offers people with complex physical and multiple disabilities the chance to enjoy a competitive and social team sport.  

If you would like to learn more about activities offered by VMCH’s adult day programs in Kew, Mount Waverley and Wantirna South please contact the SEEDS Customer Engagement Advisor on 1800 798 921.

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