Disability

AFL DISABILITY INCLUSION

AFL NSW/ACT is committed to supporting the rights people with disabilities to actively engage in all aspects of Australian Football. We are committed to ensuring that opportunities to play the game are accessible to all.

Australian football has a strong history of leading and advocating positive and proactive change in community attitudes and social policy.

Accordingly the AFL is dedicated to making it easy for people with disabilities to participate in Australian football including playing, coaching, officiating and administrating the game.

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

Kickability

Developed by AFL NSW/ACT, Kickability is a specialised Aussie Rules program designed to allow boys and girls with a disability the opportunity to be involved in Australia’s game.

The sessions, available for children aged 5-17 years, are conducted by trained coaches with an understanding of the limitations that each child may encounter.

The focus is on the development of fundamental movement skills as well as teaching the players basic AFL skills.

The children are grouped according to their ability and will participate in skill-based activities aimed at improving their skills, co-ordination, fitness and teamwork.

Contact

Phone: 8333 8014

AFL Inclusion Carnival

The AFL Inclusion Carnival is the national championships for players with an intellectual disability. Held annually the carnival gives players the opportunity to represent their state and play on professional ovals.