AFL Wheelchair is an adapted version of our great game providing people with a physical disability the opportunity to play. AFL Victoria has partnered with Disability Sport & Recreation to expand the sport within Victoria.
The game is played between two teams of five (5), plus interchange players. The field is a rectangular court divided into thirds (like netball), with goal posts at either end of the field. Players are assigned to the position as either a defender, centre or to the forward line with the forwards the only players able to score.
There is no kicking of the ball in AFL Wheelchair, where a hand ball is equivalent to a kick and an underarm throw a hand pass as per mainstream Australian Rules football. The ball may not be thrown over arm.
For more details on the rules please CLICK HERE
AFL Wheelchair Program
We currently offer a number of sessions focusing on skill development. The program is free of charge and available to all skill levels, ages, male and female, with a physical disability. If you do not have a disability we also encourage you to get involved.
For AFL Wheelchair opportunities please CLICK HERE for further information.
You don’t have a sports wheelchair? No worries. Contact Disability Sport & Recreation to arrange a loan sports chair to get you started on (03) 9473 0133 or www.dsr.org.au
Disability Sports Australia in partnership with the Australian Defence Force annually coordinate the Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Championship, which brings together the highest quality players from around Australia.
Running since 2016, AFL Victoria in partnership with Disability Sport & Recreation has entered a Victorian representative team.
Year Premiers Runners Up Score Venue
2016 South Australia Victoria 72 – 52 Melbourne Sports Aquatic Centre
2017 South Australia Tasmania 102 – 44 State Netball and Hockey Centre
For more information please contact Tim Nield, FIDA Football & AAA Programs Manager at AFL Victoria on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 8341 6023.