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The Warnbro Swans Integrated Football Team has received funding from Rockingham Rotary.
Camera IconThe Warnbro Swans Integrated Football Team has received funding from Rockingham Rotary. Credit: Pierra Willix

Creating a pathway for members of the community with disabilities to play AFL, the Warnbro Swans Integrated Football Team is going from strength to strength, with a recent funding injection from Rockingham Rotary a welcome support.

Integrated Football is an initiative of the WA Amateur Football League and is a program offered to amateur football players over the age of 16 who have an intellectual disability.

Now running for nine years, the Warnbro Swans team includes 32 players aged 16 and above.

Integrated team vice-president Wayne Hunt said the team allowed those with disabilities to be able to take part in a football club and team, and that the Warnbro Swans catered for all ages and abilities, from AusKick up to Masters, as well as women.

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The team was recently awarded $2000 by the Rockingham Rotary Club through its Community Grants Program.

As part of the Integrated team’s celebrations next year, a trip to Melbourne is being organised, which will include taking players to a game at Marvel Stadium.

Part of the money will also go towards the ongoing running of a community disco put on for the team and the wider community,

The next disco event will be a Hollywood-themed night and is set to be held on June 7.

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