The AFL National Inclusion Carnival is an annual representative carnival for male athletes with an intellectual disability.

The week-long carnival not only gives some of Australia’s most talented footballers the chance to represent their State/Territory but it is also an opportunity to showcase the significant abilities of footballers with an Intellectual Disability to the broader community.

AFL NSW/ACT will send a team of 16 players to the 2018 AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Launceston, Tasmania from June 18-24.

Trials will be held at Blacktown International Sportspark on the following dates/times:
Monday, May 14 – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Monday, May 21 – 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Eligibility Criteria

  • Male 16 years or older
  • IQ 75 or below
  • 2 deficit areas of adaptive behaviour
  • Intellectual disability must be evident prior to the age of 18


  • A formal psychological assessment
  • A signed statement by a psychologist or doctor which confirms a diagnosis of intellectual disability
  • Proof of attendance at a special school/college for students with intellectual disability
  • Diagnosis by state or government receipt of support, clearly identifying the support required as resulting from intellectual disability

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