Essendon’s wheelchair football team is opening up the doors for new players via a 'come and try' night on Wednesday, March 16 at the NEC Hangar.

The Bombers are excited to welcome new faces to the club who want to have a go at wheelchair football before the season starts on April 10.

All abilities are encouraged to attend the night, which begins at 6pm, and meet the Bombers’ team, including captain Louis Rowe and forward Caleb Logan.

Disability Sport and Recreation will be supporting the evening by providing wheelchairs for people to participate.

The wheelchair Dons are heading into their fifth VWFL season and coming off the back of two consecutive grand final appearances.

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Rowe said the team was excited to be a part of the club as it celebrates its 150-year anniversary, and hopefully deliver the club the ultimate success in 2022.

“Over the last couple of years, the wheelchair team have come together and committed ourselves to don the sash in true Essendon fashion,” Rowe said.

“Taking on the 150 years of history that's embedded in the red and black jumper, we ride every bump, we make every contest, we strive for the glory and fame as every true diehard Bomber does.”

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Rowe encouraged all abilities to come along and give wheelchair football a go.

“Wheelchair footy is a game for everyone. The Victorian Wheelchair Football League is open to disabled and able-bodied players, males and females and people of all ages,” he said.

“This year will see the Bombers increase the squad size to 14 players and enter into the development league.

“We are very excited to connect with our new teammates, and if you want to be part of the team, come along to the club on March 16.”

If interested in the 'come and try' night, please express your interest via this form.

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