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Richmond VWFL captain, Matthew Morris, chats to Roar Vision about the upcoming season.

May 3, 2019  6:00 AM

Richmond’s wheelchair football team will take a new look line-up into 2019 as they aim to go one better than last season’s Grand Final loss. 

Richmond were permitted just two pre-draft selections which they promptly used on vice-captains Yasmina McGlone and Tim Nield.

Following the draft, Captain Matt Morris, Adam Georgelin and Nathan Wilburn also remained at the Club. 

The 10-round competition will kick off on May 12 with Essendon, Hawthorn, Collingwood, St Kilda and the Tigers again the teams involved.

Richmond will face Essendon in a Dreamtime clash on May 26 which will shape as a marquee match. The VWFL team, like their AFL counterparts, will wear a special Indigenous jumper.

The game will take place on May 26, a day after Dreamtime at the ‘G.

Among the Tigers’ new draftees is youngster Teisha Shadwell, who is in the mix for a spot in Australia’s Paralympic basketball team. 

Shadwell was a star able-bodied basketballer before a serious foot injury.

Ben Milton, Chris Henderson, Vincent Naidu and Miranda Charlton (able-bodied) have also been added to Richmond’s squad for 2019.

Download a copy of Richmond's 2019 VWFL fixture

Round 1 report

Hawthorn vs Richmond

Richmond finished the year in second, whilst Hawthorn finished the year in 5th without a win, but all of that meant nothing for this Round 1 clash.

Richmond got out to a quick start, scoring three goals to one in the first term. Hawthorn put on multiple runs throughout the match but couldn’t seem to reduce the margin any further.

New Hawks Joe Chivers and Brian Owens impressed in their VWFL debuts, but the cool heads of Richmond trio Morris, McGlone and Nield, and three goals from new Tiger Vincent Naidu meant the Tigers came away victorious by 13 points. 

Hawthorn         1.1.7    2.2.14  4.3.27              5.5.35

Richmond        3.1.19  4.3.27  6.4.40              7.6.48

HAW Goals 2 Ogunyemi, 2 Owens, O’Halloran
RICH Goals 3 Naidu, 2 Henderson, 2 Morris

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Our Stripes - VWFL team

In our next edition of Our Stripes, co-hosts, Richmond’s Diversity and Inclusion coordinator, Rana Hussain, and Richmond’s Multimedia Executive, Tiffany Cherry talk with Richmond VWFL players Yasmina McGlone and Teisha Shadwell.

4:08pm May 9, 2019

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My VWFL Footy Story: Yasmina McGlone

With today’s launch of 2019 Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League by AFL Victoria, Richmond player Yasmina McGlone documents her first year involved in the program.

6:00am Apr 8, 2019

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VWFL: McGlone to wear the big V

Star Richmond VWFL defender Yasmina McGlone will represent Victoria at the Invacare Wheelchair Australian Rules National Championships in Adelaide next month.

7:58am Mar 31, 2019

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Tigers confirm squad for Robert Rose VWFL

Richmond’s Wheelchair Football team will take a new look line-up into 2019 as they aim to go one better than last season’s Grand Final loss.

7:25am Mar 13, 2019

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McGlone Tigers' inaugural VWFL Best & Fairest

Yasmina McGlone was named Richmond’s inaugural Victorian Wheelchair Football League Best & Fairest at last night’s vote count, held in the Maurice Rioli Room at the Swinburne Centre.

10:15am Sep 13, 2018

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Tigers' spirited VWFL Grand Final defeat

Richmond fought to the very end but ultimately fell short of cross-town rival Collingwood in the inaugural Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League Grand Final on Sunday.

1:30pm Sep 3, 2018

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Tigers to face Magpies in VWFL Grand Final

Old foes Richmond and Collingwood will square-off in the inaugural Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) Grand Final this Sunday, September 2 at Boroondara Sports Complex.

10:15am Aug 31, 2018