Supporting the ADF at the inaugural Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Championship
We're proud to be sponsoring the Australian Defence Force (ADF) teams taking part in the 2016 Wheelchair Aussie Rules (WCAR) National Championships. The inaugural WCAR National Championship is a part of the ADF Australian Rules National Carnival which has been running from 3 - 9 April 2016 in Melbourne.
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 rules and played on a basketball court, this wheelchair sport is open to anyone to play! Importantly, WCAR is easy to play, and provides an environment whereby participation, enjoyment and safety are a priority.
Initially conceived by Kevin Faulkner, Sport Coordinator for Physical Disability Sport Tasmania, the development of Wheelchair Aussie Rules has been magnified by the partnership Disability Sports Australia has with the Australian Defence Force.
Based on AFL rules and played on a basketball court, this wheelchair sport is open to anyone to play. WCAR entered the national spotlight in 2015 when Prince Harry played with some members of Army's 1st Brigade in Darwin.
We are supporting the event with members of our Defence On-Base Health Services team on hand to provide any medical attention needed.