PROGRAMS:

At Ringwood Spiders, we are proud of the programs we conduct.
Over the last few years we have grown from solely being a football club, to being a recreational club that fills the varying needs of people with a mild to medium intellectual disability - hence our name change to Ringwood Spiders All-Abilities Sports club.

One of the main aims of the Spiders is to provide everyone an opportunity to participate. Winning is great and always raises the spirits of the players, but it is not our main aim. Learning new skills - both physical and social, forming friendships and giving people an opportunity to be their best whatever level that may be and having fun; that's what's important at the Spiders.

Programs include:
  • Senior Squad: Depending on the number of participants, we field one or two teams in the Victroian FIDA Football League (VFFL). Where there are two teams, they are known as The Reds and The Blacks. The team trains during the season and in a structured pre-season program.
  • Junior Development Squad: Our skill development program for children aged approximately 5 to 14.
  • Netball Squad: As another example of our commitment, in 2012 we established a Netball program for girls and boys with mild to medium intellectual disability within the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
    It has now grown into Eastern All-abilities Netball.
  • Off-season and Recreation Programs: Activities during the year and out of season such as cricket, lawn bowls, indoor cricket, mini golf, tenpin bowling and educational activities. We also have functions throughout the year where special guests join us and share their experiences.
There is an eligibilty criteria to participate in all our programs, but not to support them. The Spiders are known for having a great supporter base and this creates a wonderful atmosphere, particularly at our Home games at Jubilee Park.
Click on the links to the left to find out more about the programs and acitivities at 'The Spiders'.