St Kilda’s Blind Team has finished the 2022 season on top of the ladder after securing two straight wins last Saturday in the inaugural VBFL Pride Round.
The Saints faced off against the Hawks in the first of their two matches, storming away to a 104-point victory to start their day.
Ingrid McKenna and Lachlan Kosic were both impressive in the win, while Kate Aarons booted two goals in her role up forward.
Aarons continued where she left off in the following game against the Bulldogs, kicking two goals within the first five minutes to get her side off to the best of starts.
Stefan Nero and Sean Brown were excellent in defence and through the middle, while McKenna worked hard defensively to see the Saints home by 40 points.
In the lead-up to Pride Round, all clubs were involved in an education session run by Pride Cup to learn about the importance of creating safe and inclusive spaces for the LGBTQI+ community.
The day was rounded out by the first-ever All Stars Game, where Victoria took on the Allies to end the season ahead of the VBFL finals.
Both Brown and Nero were selected to represent the Allies, while youngsters Kosic and McKenna donned the big V for the Victorians, who emerged victorious by 22 points.
The VBFL Finals Series will commence in a fortnight at Action Indoor Sports Stadium on Saturday 20 August, with the fixture to be confirmed shortly.
Meanwhile, St Kilda’s Wheelchair Team will face off against Hawthorn and Collingwood in the VWFL Pride Round this Saturday.
The Saints will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Richmond two weeks earlier, going down by 49 points to the Tigers.
St Kilda will take on the Magpies from 11:15am at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, before facing off against the Hawks from 1:35pm.