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More wins on the board for inclusion

Sport is a source of joy and connection in communities across Australia.

Accessible sports programs, Paralympic sports and inclusive leagues showcase the talents and achievements of people living with injury, illness and disability.

These team activities play a significant role in creating a welcoming and inclusive social environment, strengthening social and life skills for all involved.

Inclusive sports help people of all abilities get out and about in the community, improving individual wellbeing.

APM sponsor several inclusive grassroots, state and national sports teams and leagues which bring together players, fans and organisers from all backgrounds.

South Australian National Football League's (SANFL) Inclusive League

Since the league's inception in 2018, APM have partnered the SANFL inclusive league as a naming rights sponsor.

Since their first full season in 2019, the inclusive league evolved from the former successful C7 competition run by Adelaide Footy League.

The competition has expanded and aims to increase participation in local clubs and gateways for inclusion.

"Sport inspires and brings people together as participants and supporters, the Hockeyroos through their success and player engagement within the community play an important role in supporting inclusion.”

National AFL Disability Inclusion Events

APM Employment Services are joining forces with the Australian Football League (AFL) to support the delivery of two National AFL Disability Inclusion Events in 2023.  

Leading on from APM’s partnership with Disability Sports Australia to deliver the Toyota AFL Wheelchair National Championships last year, the AFL will now manage this event in 2023, along with the Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival, with the support of APM.  

Queensland will host the 2023 Toyota AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Brisbane from October 8-13.

Melbourne will host the 2023 Toyota AFL National Wheelchair Championships from November 1-5.  

Perth Soccer Club Blind Football Team

Players for the Perth Soccer Club Blind Football Team are all geared up for another great season with support from APM.

Blind Football is an internationally recognised, Paralympic sport competed by the legally blind and visually impaired.

The sport is growing rapidly in Australia and across the world, with Blind Football Australia becoming the recognised national pathway for people to play Blind Football for Australia.

APM are delighted to continue sponsoring the team in 2023.

Reds Volleyball All Abilities and Sitting Volleyball program

The All-Abilities Program is an adaptive volleyball program targeted at athletes with an intellectual, sensory or physical disability. 

This Sitting Volleyball program is a sport for all. It is played on a smaller court and lower net.

This program is targeted at all athletes looking to try sitting volleyball, including athletes with various types of physical impairment.

Players must move around the court in a seated position on the floor and participants will have fun, laugh, develop and enjoy.