SANFL is continuing to develop programs and pathways for people with disability to get involved in football. The development of players and their social inclusion at clubs and in the community are the focus of our programs.
The SANFL Inclusive League is for males with disability. The league offers regular, competitive football to inclusive teams in a safe, fun and friendly environment. The focus is on the development of players and their social inclusion at community football clubs.
There are currently five clubs which field teams in the competition: Christies Beach, Eastern Park, Goodwood Saints, Kenilworth and Salisbury.
SANFL delivers the AFL Auskick program in South Australia to ensures children of all abilities have access to learn and experience our great game.
SANFL supports Disability Recreation and Sports SA (DRSSA) in the promotion of the growing sport of Wheelchair AFL in South Australia.
We welcome players with disabilities and able-bodied players to get involved in this high-intensity indoor game of footy (wheelchairs available to hire).
SANFL partners with Deaf Football SA to promote awareness and offer participation opportunities to hearing impaired and deaf participants.
For more information about Deaf Football please contact:
0423 142 277 (TEXT MESSAGE ONLY)
SANFL in conjunction with Inclusive Sport SA supports the South Australian representative team for footballers with an intellectual disability to compete at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival. The annual carnival not only provides talented footballers the chance to represent their state or territory, but is also an opportunity to showcase the significant abilities of footballers with an intellectual disability to the broader community.
AllPlay is a resource website established to create opportunities for all children to play sport, including the one in five children who experience developmental challenges or disability.
It offers 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.
SANFL actively engages with disability groups through its regular presence at school and community sports days held across South Australia.