On the back of a strong performance in the Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League 2021 season, Bendigo's Caleb Logan has been named as a key member of the Victoria Country squad that will compete this weekend.
In light of the National Inclusion Carnival being cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, states will be holding their own competitions.
The Victorian tournament will see a metropolitan, country and RSL based squads go head-to-head this Sunday in a round-robin competition.
"After the loss on Sunday in the grand final, I am hoping to back it up with a good performance to set some history this weekend," Logan said.
Logan said the metropolitan side was bound to be tough competition on the day.
"Metropolitan is stacked with depth and have even loaned some of their players to RSL," he said.
"They are bound to put on tough competition."
The representative matches on Sunday are a once-off for now to fill in for the cancelled nationals, however, Logan was eager to see the state-level teams expand."
"I'd also be keen to see a Victoria Country team compete at nationals next year."
This weekend's matches will be held at the Boroondara Sports Complex starting at 11am, with all games to be live streamed via https://www.facebook.com/AFLInclusion/
Deb Ensor's nearly 30 years of hardwork behind the scenes at the Bendigo Fighting Miners has been recognised by the club with a prestigious life membership.
Ensor is the first female to be awarded life membership in the club's 51 years of rugby history.
"I am extremely privileged and honoured to receive such a distinguished award," she said.
"It is something I never even dreamed of. It is wonderful that our club appreciates not only players but also those behind the scenes and for that to be recognised."
There's barely a role that Ensor hasn't taken on at the club, which includes working in the canteen on game days and several years on the committee.
The stalwart is currently serving as the club's treasurer, exclusivity and publicity officer.
Ensor said she was extremely proud to be inducted as the Fighting Miners' 22nd life member.
"It still feels quite surreal. I hope I can live up to the reverence the club has for life members," she said.
"To now be a part of those special members is very humbling."
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