AFL National Inclusion Carnival Wrap

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The best footballers with an intellectual disability from around Australia came together to compete in the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival held on the Gold Coast from 24 – 30 July. 

The AFL National Inclusion Carnival see’s teams from the Northern Territory, NSW/ACT, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria Country, Victoria Metro, and Western Australia compete in a week long round robin carnival.

Throughout the week players also participated in education sessions with the Gold Coast SUNS, delivered football clinics to students at Special Schools, participated in water/beach safety education with Gold Coast lifeguards and attended an AFL match at Metricon Stadium where they completed a lap of honour. 

AFL General Manager Inclusion and Social Policy, Tanya Hosch, said the carnival is a true indication the AFL is committed to ensuring opportunities to play our game are accessible to all.

“The AFL supports and promotes inclusion of our game at all levels and the AFL National Inclusion Carnival provides an opportunity for players to play the game they love, socialise with their friends and be a part of a national event playing for their State or Territory,” Ms. Hosch said.

Vic Metro claimed its third consecutive AFL Inclusion Carnival title after defeating AFL NST/ACT in the Division 1 Grand Final by 53 points in a hotly contested match. 

TEAM

Q1

Q2

Q3

FULL TIME

Vic Metro

0.1 (1)

2.4 (16)

7.5 (47)

9.7 (61)

AFL NSW/ACT

1.0 (6)

1.1 (7)

1.2 (8)

1.2 (8)

South Australia took out the inaugural Division 2 title in an extremely close match against Tasmania with the final result coming down to the last kick of the day. 

TEAM

Q1

Q2

Q3

FULL TIME

Tasmania

1.1 (7)

2.6 (18)

4.8 (32)

5.10 (40)

South Australia

1.0 (6)

3.1 (19)

5.2 (38)

7.2 (44)

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