AFL Inclusion Carnival 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

June 2018

 Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Minister for Sport and Recreation] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Acknowledges that the 5th annual National AFL Inclusion Carnival is currently being held in Launceston from 18th June to 23rd June 2018;

  • Congratulates New Horizons Club, AFL Tasmania and the City of Launceston for collaborating on their successful joint bid in bringing the carnival to Northern Tasmania;


  • Notes that the AFL Inclusion Carnival is a national tournament for male players over the age of 16 who are living with an intellectual disability;


  • Welcomes and congratulates all of the participants, coaches and supporters from the Northern Territory, NSW/ACT, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria Country, Victoria Metro, and Western Australia for their participation and support of this carnival;


  • Celebrates the fact that Tasmania’s participationhas grown every year of the annual event, having gone from forming part of a composite team with Victoria to competing as a stand-alone side;


  • Notes that the Carnival is a true indication of how sport builds opportunities and can be accessible to all;


  • Further acknowledges that the finale of the carnival will be the curtain raiser to the Hawthorn v Gold Coast match on Saturday 23rd June 2018 – a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance and significance of this Carnival to people living with disability; and


  • Wishes all participants the very best for the Carnival, and most of all – a lot of fun.


(20 June 2018)