Many of you will have seen Ryan O'Rouke behind the camera over the last two years. He volunteers his time as our photographer, capturing moments from ESBA season games, tournaments, and prize givings.

Ryan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 3 when he was 5 years old. At this stage in the progression of his condition Ryan has the ability to drive a vehicle, but this will require hand controls to be installed. Being able to drive will allow Ryan to be an independent member of our community and find a part-time job to start saving for university, where he would like to study accountancy.

We're looking for past and present players from the Gore A & B grade mens and womens competitions to compete in a privately run tournament helping raise funds towards installing hand controls in Ryan's van. This is not an ESBA run event - please send any enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2020
Where: Archer Stadium, Gore
Cost: $150 per team
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Entries close Friday 23th October 2020

Rules: 5min warmup before game. 18min running clock halves. 3min half time. 1 time out per team in 1st half, 2 in second. 7 team fouls per half. All other rules as standard.

All profits from this tournament will go towards purchasing and installing hand controls in Ryan's van.

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Street Address: 21 Avon Street, Gore, 9710
Postal Address: PO Box 130, Gore, 9740


Phone: 027 600 ESBA