VIC Metro take out Inclusion Carnival

Monday, August 15, 2016

Last week, teams from across Australia competed in the 2016 AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Melbourne which culminated in Grand Finals on Sunday August 14.

The AFL National Inclusion Carnival saw footballers with an intellectual disability from across the country take part in a round-robin carnival with teams representing South Australia, NSW/ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, Vic Metro and Vic Country. 

In a thrilling finale, VIC Metro (10.5-65) proved too strong and claimed the Peter Ryan Cup with a brilliant performance over a gallant South Australian team (2.5-17).

AFL General Manager, Game and Market Development, Mr Simon Lethlean said the carnival is a true indication that the AFL is committed to ensuring that opportunities to play our game are accessible to all.

“The AFL supports and promotes inclusion of our game at all levels and the carnival provides an opportunity for players to play the game they love, socialise with their friends and be a part of a national event playing for their State,” said Mr Lethlean

“To have the opportunity to pull on their State jumpers is a dream for them but the personalities we see on the field and stories we hear outshine the results, which really captures the true spirit of the carnival.”

Players also had the opportunity to play McDonald’s AFL 9s on Etihad Stadium at half-time of the St Kilda v Sydney Swans match on Saturday and attended the Richmond v Geelong Cats match at the MCG on Sunday.


Wednesday 10 August – Punt Road Oval

9.30am  Vic Metro 8.5-53 def. SA 6.5-41
10.40am QLD 8.7-55 def. TAS 4.0-24
11.50am Vic Country 5.6-36 def. NSW/ACT 4.6-30
1.00pm  SA 11.11-77 def. QLD 0.0-0
2.10pm VIC Metro 15.6-96 def. Vic Country 2.3-15
3.20pm NSW/ACT 5.9-39 def. TAS 4.1-25

Thursday 11 August – Preston City Oval

9.00am Vic Country 3.8-26 def. QLD 3.3-21
10.10am Vic Metro 15.7-97 def. NSW/ACT 2.2-14
11.20am SA 13.9-87 def TAS 0.1-1
12.30pm Vic Metro 15.9-98 def. QLD 2.0-12
1.40pm VIC Country 15.11-101 def. TAS 0.1-1
2.50pm SA 12.9-81 def. NSW/ACT 1.0-6

Friday 12 August – Whitten Oval

9.00am SA 9.6-60 def Vic Country 2.2-14
10.10am NSW/ACT 4.10-34 def. QLD 1.1-7
11.20am Vic Metro 16.5-101 def. TAS 6.3-39

Sunday 14 August – Preston City Oval

9.10am 5th place playoff - QLD 3.10-28 def. TAS 1.7-13
10.20am 3rd place playoff - VIC Country 6.11-47 def. NSW/ACT 1.2-8
11.30am 1st place playoff - VIC Metro 10.5-65 def. SA 2.5-17




The AFL National Inclusion Carnival is supported by the Victorian Government.

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