BFL meets St Kilda FC
Balloon Football stars Adam Barry and Cam West shared footy stories and discussed BFL with Saints players at their training centre in Seaford
Over 20 years ago Adam and Cam (along with another footy mad friend) invented BFL for people who couldn’t participate in typical sporting activities.
Both Cam and Adam have cerebral palsy and approached Scope to help them develop their idea for Balloon Football – a modified version of AFL.
Stars from both versions of the game collided at the St Kilda training facility when Cam and Adam went down to join the Saints players at a training session.
Both Adam and Cam were very excited to have the Saints players sign their jumpers and have a bit of a chat.
The players exchanged footy tips with stars including captain Nick Riewoldt, Leigh Montagna and Sam Fisher and explained a bit more about the way BFL works.
- There are currently about 200 men and women playing BFL in 20 teams across five different leagues in Victoria. It is available to anyone with a disability who wants to play.
- As with AFL, there is a strong sense of community and camaraderie amongst BFL players and it is a great way to build leadership skills, make friends and enjoy some healthy competition!
To find out more about Balloon Football please read the fact sheet, or to get involved please contact us.