Football for all

Kyneton Football Netball Club has joined the FIDA League (Supplied)

Jessica Micallef

The Kyneton Football Netball Club is giving sporting opportunities to locals living with a disability.

The Kyneton Tigers have joined the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA) League to provide Victorians with an intellectual disability the chance to participate in AFL at a competitive level.

Club president Hayden Evans said they had been working hard on and off the field to build strong connections with the community to create inclusiveness among the club.

“Knowing we have wonderful organisations like Windarring and Cobaw Community Health in the Macedon Ranges, both of which do amazing work to support people with a disability and their families, we just knew this was a great opportunity to ensure anyone who wanted to play AFL could have a place to access it at the Kyneton Tigers,” he said.

The Kyneton Tigers FIDA team’s newest recruit Hayden Walsh has played in FIDA teams at Echuca and Bendigo for the last three years.

He said it was exciting to now have a local team close to home.

“It will bring the disability community together in our area and give them a chance to play footy and be part of a great sporting club.”

The club and FIDA are hosting are come and try day on Sunday, February 7 at 11am at the Kyneton Showgrounds to recruit players and volunteers.