AFL Wheelchair rolls into NSW and the ACT

AFL Wheelchair, one of the fastest growing wheelchair sports in the country, will be contested in four new regional competitions in NSW and the ACT.

AFL NSW/ACT has partnered with Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT to deliver AFL wheelchair competitions in Albury, Canberra, Illawarra and Newcastle. All equipment is provided at these competitions, and people of all ages, and any ability or gender are encouraged to register.

The competitions will be friendly and fun, and will provide a pathway for high performing athletes via the Club Challenge in September where teams will compete to be the best team in NSW and the ACT. The Club Challenge will also give selectors an opportunity to scout talent to play for the Rolling Rams, the NSW/ACT representative side, which will play in the 2023 Toyota AFL Wheelchair National Championships.

Hannah Davis, AFL NSW/ACT’s Diversity and Inclusion Manager, said: “This is a really exciting time for wheelchair AFL. Thanks to our partnership with Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT and support from our development team, we can deliver four new competitions in our region, connecting people of all ages, genders and abilities to a fast-growing and super fun variation of Aussie rules. It’s important to emphasise that AFL wheelchair is for people of all abilities – you do not need to be a wheelchair user to play AFL wheelchair – and chairs are provided.

Players with representative pathways ambitions will be grateful for this format, which gives the best players the chance to show their skills week in and week out, which will benefit them and the Rolling Rams’ prospects at the National Championships.”


People interested in playing wheelchair AFL at any of the below locations can register via this link.


LocationVenueStart dateTime
AlburyThe Scots SchoolMonday, 3 July6:30-8:00pm
IllawarraShellharbour City StadiumFriday, 7 July6:30-8:00pm
CanberraThe Dome, FaddenWednesday, 19 July7:30-9:00pm
NewcastleBroadmeadow Basketball StadiumSaturday, TBCTBC Updates here