The AFL is supporting AFL Victoria as they take the lead in creating an adapted version of our great game for players with blindness and low vision. A project which has been funded through AFL’s partnership with VicHealth, we are striving to formalise how a competitive game of football can be played for footballers of all levels of vision.
How is AFL Blind Played?
A game of AFL Blind looks and feels like traditional Australian football, with slight adaptions to rules and modifications to equipment, it provides the support required to play a game of football.
Games are played indoors, which provides a controlled environment to allow players to utilise their hearing. The football has a USB charging port and an electronic beeper inserted to produce sound loud enough to assist with tracking the ball. And to assist with identifying the centre and location of the goals there are flashing lights behind the goals, high contrast backdrops hung behind the goals, and a Bluetooth speaker in-between the goal posts which is activated when players are in their scoring zone.
For more information around the rules and regulations please click on the below link.
How to get Involved
AFL Blind is in it's infancy and has gone through the development and testing phases in Victoria, and therefore opportunities across the country are limited. To enquire about what is available in your location we suggest you contact your AFL affiliated body. To find contact details please click on the link below.