In 2018, the Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) was launched, providing Victorian’s with a physical disability the opportunity to play AFL in a regular competition.
An exciting opportunity for participants/players who want to participate in a modified version of Australian Rules Football played in a wheelchair through ensuring there is a pathway from introductory programs through to an elite competition.
See below the leagues Purpose, Pillars and programs offered.
Governed by AFL Victoria, the Victorian Wheelchair Pathway Programs and Competitions exist to offer opportunities for participants/players who want to participate in a modified version of Australian Rules Football played in a wheelchair through ensuring there is a pathway from introductory programs to an elite competition.
The Victorian Wheelchair Pathway Programs and Competitions are defined by 3 focus areas to ensure we give participants with physical disabilities the chance to play our sport.
AFL Victoria have established three (3) defined pathways of wheelchair football:
Programs & Competitions
Based on our three pillars, the following programs and competitions will exist for 2023:
Check out the video below, created for International Day of People with Disability featuring Judeland Antony (St Kilda), which explains how the game is played and what you can expect from Wheelchair Football.
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