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Life Without Barriers have partnered with Perth Football League, as a major sponsor of Integrated Football — an exciting competition specifically for athletes with an intellectual disability, allowing them to showcase their Australian Rules Football skills and competitive spirit, and possibly kick start a few new careers! By joining forces, Life Without Barriers are aiming to grow the competition in the state and promote inclusion across all sports. Life Without Barriers WA State Director, Jennie Burns, said it made sense that one of Australia's leading social purpose organisations partners with a leader in the all-inclusive sport. This new partnership is.. University finished second on the ladder with Fremantle CBC finishing third as the finals series saw reigning premiers Scarborough bow out in straight sets. University made their way into their first grand final since defeating Fremantle CBC and Scarborough in the finals series. Shane won the League fairest and best in and is a recipient of the clubs Borg Memorial Trophy.
Australian rules football in Western Australia is the most popular sport in the state. Back then though rugby union was the dominant football code. Only one senior club, "Unions", played Australian Rules. In a second club, "Swans", emerged, but Australian Rules' growth remained much subdued compared to that of Victoria and South Australia. However, in those days many young men of Perth's wealthier families were educated in Adelaide , the capital of South Australia. On returning home from there they naturally wished to play the sport they'd grown up with and no doubt exerted some influence on their less affluent peers as to such. Coincidentally, the press at the time reported there was a growing dissatisfaction with rugby as a spectacle.