The first Junior Balloon Football League (BFL) Interschool Competition kicked off on the 29th March at Sportlink in Vermont South.

20 children from Nepean School and Glenallen were excited to take part in their first interschool sports game. There was plenty of competitive spirit on display as both teams gave it their all, but in the end Glenallen ran away with the win to the joy of a very enthusiastic cheer squad of students and teachers.

Nepean player Indiana enjoys playing in a team, saying “I like to play with my friends.”

Jemima Aitchison, from Scope’s Community Inclusion team was proud to see Junior BFL commence. “It’s great to see children with disabilities have the opportunity to engage in competitive sport.”

Cam West, one of the original founders of BFL was there on the day as an employed coach for Junior BFL. Cam has mentored the students and has shown them that they have a future in Balloon Football and that anything is possible.

Interschool sport is an important experience that almost every Australian child participates in, and Junior BFL creates an opportunity for children with disabilities to join in the fun.

Image: Students from the Nepean School take part in the Junior Balloon Football League launch.