Waverley Toyota were proud to be supporting the Toyota Good For Footy Night ‘Waverley Toyota Challenge Cup’ at Mazenod Panthers Football Club, with JARRYN GEARY in attendance.
Marking this special occasion, the evening consisted of a ‘Junior Come and Try Scratch Match’ – 2 x 5 min halves, followed by an exhibition match between 2 ALL ABILITY local football teams, the Mt Waverley Demons and Mazenod Panthers. Both teams will competed for the prestigious Waverley Toyota Challenge Cup. There was a 15 minute warm up and 2 x 10 minute quarters with a mixture of division 1 and 4 from both sides.
During the game family, friends and supporters had an opportunity to play on the giant interactive inflatables (thanks to AFL Victoria) and feast on a free BBQ from our friends at Grill’d Chadstone.
After the match all players, family, friends, supporters, crowded into the Mazenod Club Rooms for speeches, Q&A session with Jarryn, presentations and Raffle.
Both teams are non-profit organizations whose purposes are to initiate access for people with an intellectual disability to the game of Australian Rules Football. Both teams are trying to make a difference in the local community by: Treating everyone equally, exercising for health, changing community attitudes and main stream integration of those with a disability. Both teams are part of FIDA (Football Integration Development Association). Participation in Australian Rules Football enhances life skills and develops self-esteem, confidence and improved health.
Dealer Principal, George Stefanou, added: “Waverley Toyota is a proud supporter of both the Mt Waverley Demons and Mazenod Panthers. We hope to raise awareness as well as encourage more players with all disabilities to be involved in football and hope that more companies come on board to support these great non-profit organizations that work so hard to provide players with an environment that promotes fitness, fun, friendship and a sense of belonging.”
We would love to thank the following:
- Michael Scammell, Phil Ryan, Nick Perry, staff and players, Mazenod Panthers
- Peter Willoughby, staff and players, Mt Waverley Demons
- David and Nikol from Waverley Toyota
- Scott Nicholas AFL Victoria
- Adam and staff Grill’d Chadstone
- Jarrod Marrinon DJ (flying all the way from Queensland)
- Michael Cole, Adrian Gallon, Jennifer and Barbara, Glenallen
- Karl, Fedele's Ristorante Italiano
- Mario's Artisan Butcher
- Sascha and Laura Gemba
- TMCA and SRO