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Disability Sports Australia announces partnership with Victorian Government

woman in wheelchair playing AFL
Photo: Disability Sports Australia

Disability Sports Australia (DSA) is today pleased to announce a partnership with the Victorian Government through its Significant Sporting Events Program to support the upcoming 2022 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships.

Delivered by DSA in partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL), the National Championship provides an opportunity for people with a physical disability, and those without disability, to participate together.

Wheelchair AFL is a modified, all-inclusive game of Australian Rules Football which is played in a sports wheelchair.

The Game is played between two teams of five, plus interchange players, on a rectangular indoor court divided into thirds with portable goal posts at either end of the field. Scoring is identical to traditional AFL: six points for a goal, one point for a behind.

There is no kicking of the ball. A handball is equivalent to a kick (for example if marked, play stops) and an underarm throw is equivalent to a handball (for example the ball is ‘in play’ and the player who receives an underarm throw can be ‘tackled’).

This announcement continues the momentum the sport of Wheelchair AFL has been recently generating with the National Championship returning after an almost three-year pandemic hiatus.

Murray Elbourn CEO at Disability Sports Australia is delighted to have this event support saying “we are thrilled to have the Victorian Government recognising the importance of our upcoming Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships to the disability sport sector”

“Investment in National events such as this are an important step to supporting the outstanding partnership we have developed with the AFL which will create new participation opportunities for the sport nationally”

The event will be hosted at the newly re-opened, state-of-the-art Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre in Greensborough, managed by Aligned Leisure.

Kayo Sports will be streaming all Division 1 matches of the competition from Wednesday 23rd November and the Finals series of both Divisions on Friday, 25th November.

Matches will be streamed free via Kayo Freebies, with fans able to access the coverage via the Kayo Sports app or online Kayo Freebies are free with no

The 2022 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championship is a free ticketed event that will be open to the public to watch and support.

The 2022 Wheelchair AFL National Championship is proudly supported by Toyota as the naming Rights sponsor, the Victorian Government, APM, Australian Football League (AFL), AFL Victoria, the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Kayo Sports, and Aligned Leisure.

The event is also supported by B-Live Streaming, Nillumbik Shire Council, Quest Apartment Hotels, NDSP Plan Manager, Access Ability Australia, the Australian Sports Commission, Assemble Sports and Disability Sport & Recreation.

2022 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championship

Dates: Tuesday 22 November to Friday 25 November.

Venue: Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre

44 Civic Dr, Greensborough VIC 3088

Stay up to date with the competition at the official event website: