Star Richmond VWFL defender Yasmina McGlone will represent Victoria at the Invacare Wheelchair Australian Rules National Championships in Adelaide next month.
McGlone’s selection comes after a stellar debut season at Richmond that saw her receive both All-Australian honours and the Tigers’ best and fairest.
She is the only Richmond player, and the only female, in the eight-person squad that includes three national level debutants.
An excited McGlone said she was very proud of herself.
“I have been working and training hard so it’s amazing to now be given the opportunity to represent Victoria,” she said.
“Being the only female player, I am determined to show that I can add value to the team.”
The Scottish-native McGlone, who moved to Melbourne in 2014, hopes to make her adopted state proud at the three-day tournament to be held at the St Claire Recreation Centre on April 11-13.
“I am looking forward to playing next to some amazing athletes who I have gotten to know on and off the court, I believe we have strong team,” she said.
The National competition has an open classification system in place which allows people with and without a disability the opportunity to participate.
This year, however, all Victorian representatives identify as having a physical disability or impairment, an impressive milestone for the AFL Wheelchair program in the state.