Introduction

Wheelchair Aussie Rules has been developed to provide all Australian Football enthusiasts with or without a disability with an aussie rules experience that has strong parallels with the traditional game. Based on AFL rule and played on a basketball court, this wheelchair sport is open to anyone to play! Importantly, WCAFL is easy to play, and provides an environment whereby participation, enjoyment and safety are a priority.

Wheelchair Aussie Rules has many applications in the community, particularly in rehabilitation, school and social environments. Fundamentally, Wheelchair Aussie Rules enables people of all ages and disability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet. Wheelchair Aussie Rules is a totally inclusive sport.

How to PLAY WHEELCHAIR AUSSIE RULES

The game is played between two teams of five (5) with interchange players. The field is an indoor basketball or netball court (which can be modified depending on the age and ability level of participants) and is divided into three zones, a centre zone and two scoring zones. Teams’ score by hand balling (kick) or passing the football into their attacking scoring zone to the designated scorer who can score a goal or behind by hand balling the ball between the goal posts. A mark is awarded when the ball has travelled 3 metres.

Note: There is no kicking of the ball in Wheelchair Aussie Rules. A hand ball is equivalent to a kick as per Australian Rules Football and a thrown ball equivalent to a pass. The ball may not be thrown over arm. 

Basic Rules of WHEELCHAIR AUSSIE RULES

Click here to download the Rule Book

Who Can PLAY WHEELCHAIR AUSSIE RULES

Currently Wheelchair Aussie Rules is an open, fully inclusive sport, meaning that anyone with any ability or gender can play.

Get Involved

Wheelchair Aussie Rules is a fast-paced game, not for the faint-hearted, but can be modified for any skill level. Anyone is welcome to play! See contacts below for further information.

UPCOMING NATIONAL events

Head to the Events page for a list of any upcoming events for Wheelchair Aussie Rules

Who Runs the Sport?

AUSTRALIA

Disability Sports Australia
P: +61 2 8736 1220
E: jacob@drssa.org.au

STATE / TERRITORIES

New South Wales

Wheelchair Sports NSW
Contact: Mark Wilson
P: +61 2 9809 5260
http://wsnsw.org.au/sports/

Queensland

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
P: +61 7 3253 3333
mailbox@sportingwheelies.org.au
http://www.sportingwheelies.org.au/

South Australia

Disability Recreation and Sports SA
P: +61 8 8234 1533
jacob@drssa.org.au
http://www.drssa.org.au/

Victoria

Disability Sport and Recreation
P: +61 3 9473 0133
http://www.dsr.org.au/

Western Australia

ReboundWA (formerly Wheelchair Sports Association WA)
+61 8 6143 5800
admin@wheelchairsportswa.org.au
http://www.wheelchairsportswa.org.au

International

Wheelchair Aussie Rules is not an International sport.... yet!

Paralympic 

Wheelchair Aussie Rules is not a Paralympic sport.... yet!

Get in Contact

Jacob Gracey
Disability Sports Australia
Wheelchair AFL Coodinator
jacob@drssa.org.au

Kevin Faulkner
sports@pdstasmania.org

Videos

Resources

Rules of Play from Disability Sports Australia

Wheelchair Aussie Rules Hits The Court In Debut Game Between Diggers And Locals article from Huffington Post

Interview with Scott Mengel, Defence from Radio 5RPH Adelaide

Interview with Wayne McNamara 2016 Nationals Championships winning South Australian team from Radio 5RPH Adelaide