Big win for Vic Country

The Victorian Country team won the National Inclusion Carnival in emphatic style when it defeated Vic Metro by 50 points at Ransford Oval Parkville on Sunday.

Vic Country had lost to the Metro team by seven points in the opening game of the Carnival, defeated Tasmania by just four points and had to draw on all its resources to defeat surprise packet New South Wales to qualify for the Grand Final.

The Metro team had no answers for Country’s blistering start, when it slammed on three goals in the first ten minutes.

Displaying expert team-work and keeping focused on the ball, Country extended their lead at every break.

“You stuck to the game plan, you stuck to the message,” said coach Rob Klemm. “You went out as boys, as teenagers, as blokes – you came back as men.”

Vic Country 3.1 5.2 7.3 8.4 (52)

Vic Metro    0.0 0.1 0.2  0.2 (2)


The National Inclusion Carnival is a carnival for footballers with intellectual disabilities. It featured teams from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.

More details, and pics, at Scoreboard Pressure.

Vic Country win Inclusion Carnival

Vic Country cherish the chalice of victory

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

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