The Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival is an annual representative carnival for male athletes with an intellectual disability.
The carnival not only gives some of Australia’s most talented footballers the chance to represent their State or Territory, but it is also an opportunity to showcase the significant abilities of footballers with an Intellectual Disability to the broader community. Click here to check out the 2018 National Inclusion Carnival video.
Player Eligibility Criteria
Sport Inclusion Australia administers the player eligibility process. To compete in the Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival, a player must be:
– 16 years of age, at day one of the Carnival; and
– Have an intellectual impairment
Sport Inclusion Australia will determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability based on the Sport Inclusion Australia Athlete Registration and Primary Eligibility Guidance Notes. AFL NSW/ACT will be able to assist with this process if necessary.
For further information about Sport Eligibility for Athletes with an Intellectual Impairment please click here.
2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival
The 2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival will be held from October 8 – 14 in Brisbane, Queensland attracting teams from every state and territory in Australia.
AFL NSW/ACT is committed to sending a team of 16 players to the carnival to represent the AFL NSW/ACT Rams Inclusion side.
AFL NSW/ACT Rams Training and Trial Sessions
Training and trial sessions are open for all people and no prior AFL experience is required. However, to be eligible for the Inclusion Rams team, players must meet selection criteria. See below details for our Training and Trial sessions:
Canberra: Phillip Oval, Phillip, ACT
Monday 7th August and Monday 14th August from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Sydney Harbour: Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills
Monday 7th August and Monday 14th August from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Greater Western Sydney: Greenway Park, West Hoxton
Friday 4th August and Friday 11th August from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Hunter/Central Coast: Pasterfields Oval, Cameron Park
Monday 14th August from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
To express your interest in being selected for the AFL NSW/ACT Inclusion Rams and to attend the training and trial sessions, please click here. Please fill in the EOI even if you can’t attend any of the training sessions.
If you would like more information, please contact Marianna Konidaris at Marianna.firstname.lastname@example.org