People with Disability in Football
This hub contains helpful resources for your club to support people with disability within a club environment.
These resources are here to help support you and your club to ensure you provide and inclusive and welcoming environment for people with disability to succeed at your club. Whether that be from a playing, spectator, or committee member perspective.
- Accessibility venue checklist - A checklist for your club to rate your accessibility
- Making a person with disability feel welcome - Tips to help make a person with disability feel welcome
- What an inclusive club can look like - The journey for a person with disability
- Understanding misconceptions and unconscious bias - Here’s some examples of how we might reframe the way we see people with disability and those with access needs
- How to talk to people with disability - The most important thing to remember about talking to anyone with a disability, is to be natural, and talk as if you would speak to anyone you meet.
- Supporting a person with disability to have a voice - A warm welcome and open communication will support the individual and their family to feeling valued and connected to your club
- Universal design - An approach to building an environment which is accessible to all
The AFL is proud to partner with Sport4All to support giving people with disability the opportunity to participate in Australian rules football when, where and how they choose. To take the next step in your journey to inclusion, please complete a FREE club inclusion assessment through Sport4All here.