Vincent Naidu, Miranda Charlton, Judeland Antony, Matt Morris and Chris Henderson. Photo: Nerissa Byrne

Richmond VWFL players Vincent Naidu, Chris Henderson, and Judeland Antony played key roles in Victoria’s recent 2022 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships division one title.

The Vics were undefeated throughout the campaign, with a superb performance in the Grand Final against South Australia on Friday afternoon, capping an unbeaten run across the event.

After four days of competition at the Club’s subsidiary business, Aligned Leisure’s- Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre in Melbourne, Victoria Blue took out the trophy with a 62-point triumph in the decider, 13.9 (87) to 3.7 (25).

Victorian skipper Chris Henderson added to his glowing CV since taking up the sport in 2019 by holding the cup aloft for the Vics along with his Richmond and Victorian coach Matt Morris, a rare double for the Tigers pair.

Richmond players Vincent Naidu and Judeland Antony were also excellent for the winners and across the tournament, with both named in the Division One All-Australian team. It caps off stellar years for the Yellow and Black’s key forward and defender, with each winning VWFL premierships and state and national representative team honours.

The Tigers' VWFL Vice-Captain Miranda Charlton also tasted success, having been the assistant coach of the Victorian team.

Richmond General Manager- Aligned Leisure & Education, Shane Dunne, said it was fantastic to host an event that allows Australia’s most talented Wheelchair Australian Rules players to represent their state/territory against the best in the country.

“We saw a terrific standard of play across the week, and those in the Nillumbik and wider Melbourne community certainly supported it,” he added.

“Being able to host events like this at our facilities is something we take great pride in, and we are thrilled that Victoria was able to make the most of the home court advantage by claiming this title for the first time in Wheelchair Aussie Rules history.

“Congratulations to Matt, Chris, Judeland, and Vincent, who represented both Richmond and Victoria so well.”