The Ballarat Bulldogs will be looking to cap off their first season in the Football Integration Development Association western conference in style by taking out the premiership this Sunday.
The mixed gender side made up by people with an intellectual disability have gone through their four home-and-away fixtures undefeated to finish on top of the ladder.
They will now get the chance to face off against the Hampden Hurricanes at North Park in Stawell for the inaugural western conference flag.
Bulldogs coach Tom McCarthy said the program gave participants a sense of belonging, given people with intellectual disabilities were often overlooked in sport.
“It’s great to give these people the chance they deserve to participate in football, and it also gives them the opportunity to be leaders in a team environment which is an opportunity they often don’t get.”
The side had previously played under the name the Ballarat Knights.
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