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Fri, 03 Nov


State Netball Hockey Centre

2023 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships - School Program

We invite you to participate in the Wheelchair AFL National Championship Schools Program - a fun an enriching experience for students to understand the benefits of diverse and inclusive communities. Aligning with key VCAA criteria, places are expected to fill quickly. Register now!

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2023 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships - School Program
2023 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championships - School Program

Time & Location

03 Nov 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

State Netball Hockey Centre, 10 Brens Dr, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

About The Event

Are you looking for an exciting way to teach your students about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and disability awareness? Look no further!

AFL and Disability Sports Australia are inviting you to participate in the 2023 Toyota Wheelchair AFL National Championship Schools Program - a unique and enriching experience for students aligning with key criteria in the Victorian Curriculum.

Explore the benefits of promoting disability awareness at a local, state and national level. See how valuing diversity and inclusion supports societal health and wellbeing.

Date: Friday 3 November, 2023

Time: 10 AM to 1 PM

Location: State Netball Hockey Centre, Parkville

Program Highlights:

  • Experiential learning: students will get a hands-on experience of Wheelchair AFL.
  • Meet and greet: students will interact with select athletes to learn more about their stories and the sport.
  • Disability awareness: students will learn the health benefits of promoting diversity inclusion in the community.
  • Support elite athletes: cheer on your assigned team, creating a sea of colours, posters, and chants to support.

Educational Integration:

This event aligns with key criteria on the Victorian Curriculum (VCAA Code: VCHPEP132):

  • Examining the benefits of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity.
  • Exploring kinship and extended-family structures supporting health and wellbeing.
  • Investigating the influence of respecting diversity and challenging disability discrimination on health and wellbeing.
  • Examining values and beliefs about cultural and social issues, including disability.
  • Researching how stereotypes and prejudice are challenged locally, nationally, and globally.

Day structure

  • Students will be divided into smaller class groups (approximately 20-25) upon registration.
  • Skilled coaches and community organizations will facilitate 4-6 interactive stations that all groups will rotate through.

A detailed run sheet will be provided one week prior to the event.

Bring the energy!

A part of your day will involve cheering on the nation's best Wheelchair AFL athletes on the second day of the national tournament. Following your registration, a staff member will contact you prior to the event to let you know which team your class will be supporting. A sea of colours, posters, and chants will help get your team over the line!

The formalities of the day will finish at approximately 1 PM. Schools are welcome to stay at the event to watch the final matches until 2 PM. 


In the registration form there will be an offer of financial support towards transport. Transport support will be available upon request by organisers.


There will be videographers and photographers capturing content of the event with the intentions of promoting disability inclusive sport. A media consent form will be sent across. On the day, participants wishing to not be captured will be given a coloured wristband.

Places are expected to fill quickly, register today!

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