The Maryborough Ravens are ready to swoop for 2019 and are on the look out for players, prospective umpires and equipment to help them through the season.
After a successful maiden season last year, the Ravens had their season launch last month ahead of their first game of the season with Melton last Wednesday.
The Ravens are a Reclink Australia team in the Central Victoria division, open to anyone who may not be included in mainstream sport for a variety of reasons.
The team is open to people of all genders, ages, cultural groups and abilities who are experiencing disadvantage, are unemployed or who struggle with mental or physical health issues.
Reclink Australia founder Peter Cullen said teams like the Ravens provide a supportive environment for those who can sometimes be excluded.
“I started Reclink 30 years ago and it’s about including the un-included,” he said.
“In every town and community, there are people who are not accessing mainstream life and it can be in multiple forms, but certainly in sport and recreation.
“We’ve created a social league set up to respond to social issues in the community. We see it as more than a game of footy, we believe we save lives with every one of these teams that we set up.
To get in contact with Reclink about donations or partnerships, phone 0421 442 340 or for more information head to www.reclink.org.
The Ravens’ next game is on Wednesday, May 1 and training has already started on Wednesdays from 4 pm at Jubilee Oval.
To contact the Maryborough Ravens phone Cindy on 0499 920 678.
For more on this story see Page 28 of The Advertiser, Thursday, April 18