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AFL Wheelchair

AFL Wheelchair, Wheelchair Australian Rules Football, or Wheelchair Football, is an adapted version of the Australian Football code from Australia, played between two teams of five players on wheelchairs. AFL Wheelchair is an accessible and inclusive sport that gives people with and without disability, males and females, the opportunity to play this great Australian game.

AFL Wheelchair is played between two teams of five on a rectangular indoor court divided into thirds with portable goal posts at either end of the field. Interchange players are allowed. The scoring is identical to traditional AFL, you score six points for a goal, one point for a behind. At the end of the match, the team with the most points is declared as the winner.

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There is no kicking of the ball - a handball is equivalent to a kick (for example if marked, play stops) and an underarm throw is equivalent to a handball (for example the ball is 'in play' and the player who receives an underarm throw can be 'tackled').

There are national competitions, in events coordinated by the AFL and Disability Sport Australia. The Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) is an AFL Wheelchair tournament held for the first time in 2018 in Victoria.

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