Carnival highlights inclusiveness

All roads (and public transport) lead to Preston City Oval this Thursday afternoon for the start of the the 2014 National Inclusion Carnival.

Hosted by the AFL and FIDA, the Victorian league for players with intellectual disabilities, the carnival is a great showcase for inclusiveness and all-abilities football.

This year the carnival features the best players from Victoria (metro and country), New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Several players from FIDA teams in Victoria are topping up the Tasmanian team.

Vic Country and Vic Metro will open the carnival with a 12.30 game. This will be followed by clashes between New South Wales and South Australia, and Queensland and Tasmania.

Friday 20 June will be full of action, with six games to be played at the Preston ground, starting at 9am.

Saturday’s six games are at Pitcher Park in Alphington.

Finals will be played on Sunday 22 June at Ransford Oval, Parkville, from 9am.

The Grand Final will kick off at 11.20am.

Pop in if you you get a chance: you’ll see some spirited, entertaining state footy.

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About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

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