Aussie Rules - Western Australia

Event date: 
11 April 2010

AFL Football for People with an Intellectual Disability

The Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) is providing an opportunity for people with integration difficulties to live their dreams and play AFL football.

The WAAFL have been working in partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Recreation and Sport Network to host its first lightning carnival to start the season on Sunday the 11th of April.

The aim of the day is to provide an enjoyable experience for those 16 years and over and determine the level of interest in forming a structured competition for 2010.

The AFL Football for people with an intellectual disability was trialled in 2009 with 4 'Come and Try Days'. The success of this has generated teams with the following WAAFL Clubs:

  • Lynwood Ferndale
  • Kingsway
  • CBC

To assist in making 2010 an even better year, we need to ensure all participants are aware of the following points:

  • Those participants that require supervision will require a parent / guardian or support worker to be present on the day at all times.
  • If a player is under 16 they will need their parents consent to participate.
  • The Lightening Carnival will consist of two group matches. When each participant registers they will be assigned to either group 1 or 2.
  • Players will have the option to nominate a club that they would like to play for. Please note that this request can not be guaranteed.
  • All fees will be paid directly to the player's club.
  • Each club requires volunteer support in order to participate in the league i.e. Team Manager, Goal Umpires, First Aid etc. Those interested can provide their information at the Lightening Carnival.
  • We encourage parents/guardians and support workers to be present for the duration of their child / clients game and to attend the information session in between the two games to gain valuable information about the upcoming season.

From the Lightning Carnival, teams will train as directed by their coach. The aim is to conduct a least one game per month during the season. This will accommodate all teams to play each other at least once.

As a team within a WAAFL club, you will become part of the successful AFL football community.

We welcome you for season 2010

Registration form