Beekes’ Victorian Paralympic soccer team in award contention

Victorian Paralympic soccer team member Joshua Beekes.
Victorian Paralympic soccer team member Joshua Beekes.

THE Victorian Paralympic soccer side featuring Bendigo’s Joshua Beekes is in contention to be named the Team of the Year at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.

The team, which earned a silver medal at the 2017 National Paralympic Football Championships, is among three vieing for the honour when the awards are held in Melbourne on August 1.

Also nominated as part of the category are the Melton Lions All Abilities cricket team and Casey Gymnastics Special Olympics athletes.