All Abilities Footy

Access All Abilities Footy

AllPlay was established to create opportunities for all children to play sport, including the one in five children who experience developmental challenges or disability.

On the Play AFL website you’ll find information, practical tips and strategies, footy stories and videos for coaches, clubs, health professionals, parents and players of all abilities. These strategies have been developed using the best available evidence and by talking to people in the community, including individuals with disabilities, families, coaches, and experts.

Contact Darwin-based AFLNT Participation Coordinator William Warren ( email for any questions you may have.

AFL Wheelchair

AFL Wheelchair was created in partnership with Disability Sports Australia and the Australian Defence Force to provide footballers the opportunity to play a competitive game of football, with or without a disability. Games are played between two teams of five in wheelchairs, plus interchange players. It’s played on a rectangular indoor court divided into thirds (like netball), with goal posts at either end. Similar to AFL Nines, positions include defenders, centres and forwards, and forwards are the only players who can score. A handball is equivalent to a kick, while an underarm throw — below shoulder height — is comparable to a handball.

We partner with Disability Sports Australia to host the Toyota National Wheelchair AFL Championship, which gives the country’s top players an opportunity to represent their state or territory.

Local Competitions/ Come and Play Dates below: 

  • Come and Play - Friday 17 May 2024 - Territory Netball Stadium (Marrara)
  • Season Commences - Friday 31 May 2024 - Territory Netball Stadium (Marrara)

What is AFL Wheelchair? Why footy is so important for Jude | AFL Media

Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival

The Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival is an annual representative carnival for athletes with an intellectual disability, with every state and territory represented. The carnival not only provides Australia’s most talented footballers the chance to represent their State/Territory, but is also an opportunity for personal development and growth as a leader within their community.

Through partnership between AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) and Total Recreation the Northern Territory has competed at the National AFL Inclusion Carnival since 2017. The travelling players find the experience very rewarding, worthwhile and enjoyable as they form close bonds while playing some impressive football together.

2019 National Carnival - NT Premiers