Disability Program

AFL Sydney Disability Program

In 2019 AFL Sydney will run the inaugural AFL Sydney Disability Program.

With six clubs from the AFL Sydney competition initially involved, the Disability Program invites children with disabilities to play Australian Football. The program is on the lookout for highly mobile participants and is open to both boys and girls ages 9-16 years old.

The program is suitable for participants with (but not limited to):

  • – Autism
  • – Fragile X Syndrome
  • – Down Syndrome
  • – Cerebral Palsy

AFL Sydney is open to hearing from everyone with a disability. If your disability is not listed above, please reach out to nicole.greentree@afl.com.au to discuss.  Children with various other physical and intellectual impairments are welcome to be a part of the program.

The program will involve six gala days over a period of three months, with the first official day of the program scheduled to take place on May 26, 2019 at Five Dock Park in Sydney’s Inner-West. Grey Gums Oval in Penrith and Blackman Park in Lane Cove will also host events across the three months.

With a focus on fun and skills development, the inaugural AFL Sydney Disability Program will look to provide junior participants with an opportunity to play Australian Football with their peers in a safe and inclusive environment.

As the AFL NSW/ACT Rams Inclusion side going from strength to strength in the National AFL Inclusion Carnival, the program will also look to provide a talent pathway for the younger generation of Australian Football players with an intellectual disability.



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AFL Sydney Disability Program dates


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