Wheelchair AFL

 Wheelchair AFL

Wheelchair AFL is one of the fastest growing Wheelchair sports in Australia. A unisex game that is open to all abilities, Wheelchair AFL is a great way for people living with disabilities and those not living with disabilities to play sport alongside each other. Wheelchair AFL has been developed to provide all Australian Football enthusiasts with a disability with a match play experience that has strong parallels with the traditional game. Wheelchair AFL is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment whereby participation, enjoyment and safety are a priority. Fundamentally, Wheelchair AFL enables people of all ages and disability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.

Read the rules of the game here

Try

Everyone, of all abilities, is welcome to Come and Try Wheelchair AFL with us at our weekly training sessions around the state. Coaching and equipment will be provided.

Sessions are from February – November unless specified. (Sessions do not run in School Holidays- Promotional flyers attached in each hub venue below) 

DAY

VENUE

TIME

Commences      Registration    
Monday Illawarra- Illawarra Hockey Stadium 18:30 - 20:00 13th May 2024 Register Here
Tuesday Canberra - Tuggeranong Archery Club 17:30 - 19:00 13th February 2024 Register Here
Tuesday Sydney - Bankstown Basketball Stadium 19:30 - 21:00 6th February 2024 Register Here
Wednesday Wagga Wagga- Bolton Park Stadium 18:30 - 20:00 1st May 2024 Register Here

If you can't see your local area and you're keen to get a program started near you, please email Johnathon Liapis at johnl@wsnsw.org.au

Co-delivered with AFL NSW/ACT

More information is also available on the AFL NSW/ACT Website here

Play

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT organises regional and state-based competitions throughout the year. Once you have joined a local training program, entry to these competitions are open to you. 

Players will get the chance to compete in a team environment and will form the foundation for competitive Wheelchair AFL match play. Wheelchair AFL's competitive Club Challenges will start in April 2024. (Promotional flyers attached in each event link below)

EVENT       

DATE

VENUE

TIME  

Registration    
Wheelchair AFL Club Challenge- Canberra Saturday 13th April 2024 Australian Institute of Sport Basketball and Netball Hall 12:30pm- 4:30pm Completed
Wheelchair AFL Club Challenge- Sydney Saturday 22nd June 2024 The Y Ryde Community Centre 9am- 1pm Completed
Wheelchair AFL NSW/ACT State Selection Trial- Canberra Saturday 24th August 2024 Australian Institute of Sport Basketball and Netball Hall 10am- 2pm Register Here

Co-delivered with AFL NSW/ACT  

More information is also available on the AFL NSW/ACT Website here

Selection for our Wheelchair AFL NSW/ACT Rolling Rams team will occur in August 2024, leading into the 2024 Toyota AFL Open in Brisbane, Queensland.

Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT, alongside AFL NSW/ACT, will co-deliver the NSW/ACT Rolling Rams training sessions before the 2024 Toyota AFL Open in late November.

The AFL and Disability Sports Australia in partnership host the 2024 Toyota AFL Open, which is an annual representative carnival for the nation’s best inclusion and wheelchair athletes from across the country. 

The Toyota AFL Open provide Australia’s most talented footballers the chance to represent their state/territory and showcase their abilities to the broader community.

2024 Toyota AFL Open:

Location: South Pine Sports Complex in Brisbane, Queensland
Dates: 21st-26th November 2024

COACH WANTED: NSW/ACT Rolling Rams

AFL NSW/ACT and Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT is calling on the best coaches our territory and state has to offer to coach the NSW/ACT Rolling Rams at the 2024 Toyota AFL Open.

We’re looking for coaches with:

  • Coaching degree, accreditation or equivalent
  • Extensive coaching experience
  • An adaptable coaching style
  • Highly energetic and enthusiastic
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • No prior experience needed in Wheelchair AFL or disability inclusion carnivals required.

If you believe you meet these requirements, click on the coaching description below and email khobi.devine@afl.com.au with a cover letter outlining why you want a coaching position in the diversity and inclusion space, as well as a coaching CV.

Position Description

EVENT       

DATE

VENUE

TIME  

 More Information    
NSW/ACT Rolling Rams Training Sessions October 2024 Canberra October 2024 2023 FAQ Here
2024 Toyota AFL Open

21st-26th November 2024

South Pine Sports Complex in Brisbane, Queensland Period 2024 By-Laws

Co-delivered with AFL NSW/ACT

More information is available on the AFL Website here

Contact:

Sport Coordinator

Johnathon Liapis
E: JohnL@wsnsw.org.au
P: 0407 682 545


PARTNERING ORGANISATIONS

AFLNSWACT | Sydney NSW               

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