2016 AFL National Inclusion Carnival

Monday, August 08, 2016

Teams from across Australia are set to compete in the 2016 AFL National Inclusion Carnival which starts this Wednesday in Melbourne and will finish on Sunday.  

For many years players with intellectual disabilities from Victoria and South Australia competed in an annual state of origin match.  

In 2013 players from NSW/ACT joined the carnival and Victoria was split into two teams (Metro and Country) to form a 4 team competition.  

Vic Country was victorious in the 2014 carnival which also saw the introduction of teams from Queensland and Tasmania.  

Western Australia participated in the carnival for the first time in 2015 where Vic Metro claimed the honours.

Round robin matches are held at VFL grounds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the Grand Finals on Sunday morning at Preston City Oval.

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

For results and live scores please visit http://www.fida.org.au/

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

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