Look, a footy to light up Ballarat Swans

The Ballarat Swans have trialed glow-in-the-dark ahead of the Swans clash with Melton today at Simonds Oval in Alfredon.

On Thursday night the Simonds Swans used glow-in-the-dark footballs provided by Melbourne based company, Charge, during training.


The Football's designer Nick Martino, said the Swans invited him to provide the balls to be tested by their players.

"I got in contact with Sean O'Loughlin, the senior coach from last year.

"From there I got the club to test the footballs at their training session on Thursday night" Martino Said.

The glow-in-the-dark footballs were developed by Martino.

Prototypes for the product have been created and are now being used for testing.

The Swans' Adam Sewell, who had first hand use of the fluorescent balls, said they were a great idea and weren't too different to kick than a normal football.

"They felt lighter than usual," Sewell explained.

"Because the ball was a Sherrin and we train with Burley footballs it was hard to get an accurate idea of the difference.

"The idea of glow-in-the-dark footballs is great and it worked very well," Sewell said.


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