22 August 2019



The Grand Final of the SANFL (South Australian National Football League) APM Inclusive League is being streamed live from Maughan Thiem Kia Oval in Adelaide.

Viewers can watch the action from 3pm (ACST).

 

APM is the naming rights partner for the league which builds on the former successful C7 competition run by Adelaide Footy League.

The inclusive league, established in collaboration with Inclusive Sport SA, offers people with disability to get involved in competition footy.

SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson said the goal was to expand the male league to 10 teams by 2021 with two divisions, as well as introduce a female competition in the future.

“We want everyone to have an opportunity to get involved in the game of footy no matter age, gender or ability,” Mr Parkinson said.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of work happen in recent years by volunteers who recognise inclusiveness in sport. Now we want to start building on those efforts to create a real football pathway for young players with disability and the expansion of the inclusive league is big step forward in achieving this.

“We’re also thrilled to have APM Employment Services – Australia’s largest provider of disability employment services – recognise the importance of everyone being involved in sport and come on board with SANFL as naming rights partner for this new league.”

APM Employment Services CEO Karen Rainbow said APM was proud to support the new league to give more people with disability a chance to get involved in sport to increase their fitness and social participation.

“Football is a very important foundation of Australian society and brings all types of people together,” Ms Rainbow said.

“But all too often people with disability are excluded from community and social activities, therefore we are very pleased to support the new league so everyone can get out and have fun while establishing new friendships and connections.

“This helps break down barriers and is an important step towards a more inclusive Australia.”

For more details on the new SANFL APM Inclusive League and to register at  sanfl.com.au/inclusiveleague

Author

Corey Stephenson

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