SANFL is dedicated to ensuring people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to be part of our supportive community and experience Australian Football.
Regardless of the form of participation, SANFL supports players, coaches, umpires and officials with various programs and competitions modified to cater to individuals with disabilities.
SANFL engages at school and community sports days along with providing AAA Auskick programs that are designed to meet the needs of children with a disability.
The C7 Football Competition, AFL National Inclusion Carnival, Wheelchair AFL and Deaf Football are just some of the many programs available for people with a disability.
SANFL aims to be active in the community, engaging disability groups through a presence at school and community sports days run across South Australia.
If you would like to discuss having SANFL support your event, please contact Nathan Pepper, Community Programs Coordinator – People with Disabilities,
C7 Football Competition
The C7 division is a football competition for males with a disability or integration difficulty, suitable for those aged 15 years and over.
Currently there are four clubs involved in the competition: Eastern Park, Goodwood Saints, Kenilworth and Salisbury.
For more information, please contact Nathan Pepper, Community Programs Coordinator – People with Disabilities [email protected] or 0422089865
AAA Auskick centre
SANFL AAA NAB AFL Auskick program is designed to ensure that Auskick centres are as inclusive as possible and that children of all abilities have access to learn and experience our great game.
AAA NAB AFL Auskick Centres are designed to cater for children with a disability. The centres have been created through a community need and are designed with the needs of the participants in mind.
Visit aflauskick.com.au and search for AAA programs for more information.
SANFL support Disability Recreation and Sports SA (DRSSA) in the promotion and awareness of Wheelchair AFL in SA.
This Wheelchair Footy program is open to anyone who wants to get involved. The program invites players with disabilities and able-bodied players (wheelchairs are available to hire).
For more information about the program please contact Michael at DRSSA on 8234 1533, or visit: http://drssa.org.au/sports-and-recreation/sports/#WCFOOTY
SANFL partners with Deaf Football SA to promote awareness and build capacity in order to offer participation opportunities to hearing impaired and deaf participants.
For more information about Deaf Football please contact:
0423 142 277 (TEXT MESSAGE ONLY)
AFL National Inclusion Carnival
SANFL in conjunction with Inclusive Sport SA support the South Australian team for footballers with an intellectual disability to compete at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival.
The 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 to showcase the significant abilities of footballers with an intellectual disability to the broader community.
AllPlay was established to create opportunities for all children to play sport, including the one in five children who experience developmental challenges or disability.
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.
Visit the AllPlay Footy website here: https://allplayfooty.org.au/