The information below provides details of opportunities for people with integration difficulties to participate in Australian Rules Football;

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

AFLNT support the delivery of programs to students with special needs during school hours.

In the rural area an Auskick clinic is held after school hours for any interested young persons. In the next year it is planned to develop a clinic for children with special needs that will run alongside the current clinic.

For more information on Australian Rules Football in the Northern Territory, please contact:

Total Recreation
Telephone: (08) 8981 3686
Email: totalrecreation@bigpond.com
Web: www.totalrecreation.org.au


QUEENSLAND

Life Stream Foundation, in conjunction, with AFL QLD run a school based AFL Auskick program during Term 3 of the school year.

For more information on Australian Rules Football for people with integration difficulties in Queensland, please contact:

Life Stream Foundation
Telephone: (07) 3891 5466
Email: info@lifestream.org.au
Web: www.lifestream.org.au


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Since 1991 the South Australian Amateur Football League, in conjunction with SASRAPID Inc., has offered Australian Rules Football for people with integration difficulties in C7 (previously known as Division 12) of their competition.

The competition runs from May to August at various ovals with matches beginning at either 10:00am or 11:00am each Sunday.

Teams are nine-a-side for people with integration difficulties and players must be a minimum of 14 years old to participate.

The current clubs involved with the program competition are:

Gaza FC Goodwood FC Greenacres FC
Kenilworth FC Kilburn FC  

SASRAPID also works with the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) to provide support to Representative Teams, conduct coaching clinics during school holidays or at specific events.

Secondary School Sports - SA and SANFL with the assistance of SASRAPID hold a school carnival once a year, which attracts over 200 students with an integration difficulty.

For more information on Australian Rules Football for people with integration difficulties in South Australia, please contact:

SASRAPID
Telephone: (08) 8410 6999
Email: admin@sasrapid.com.au
Web: www.sasrapid.com.au


VICTORIA

F.I.D.A (Football Integration Development Association) is an independent organisation run in conjunction with the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) providing a competitive fixture with three divisions and 20 teams.

Currently teams are situated at;

Frankston Broadmeadows Waverley
Ballarat Port Melbourne Albury/Wodonga
Ringwood Werribee Moonee Valley
Northcote Sunshine Bulleen/Templestowe
Lara    

Similar programs are conducted in;

Geelong Gippsland Goulburn Valley

For more information about FIDA, contact:

Peter Ryan - General Manager 0417 372 070

To visit the FIDA website click here


Last updated: 16 April 2009