The AFL and Disability Sports Australia are hoping to broaden the appeal of wheelchair football. The partnership is promoting Wheelchair Australian Football as a ‘sport for everyone, whether the person has a disability or not.’
“This is part of our commitment to take the best game in the world to every aspect of the community,” said AFL, chief executive, Gillon McLachlan (pictured). “It’s a game for everyone and although it is only three years old we will invest in it. Our game is for everyone.”
In this modified version of the game, a handball is effectively a kick and the ball must travel as least three metres for a mark to be paid. An underarm throw is effectively a handball.