The seasons of the Victorian Blind Football League and Victorian Wheelchair Football League are set to kick-off this weekend.
The 2020 Round Robin Carnival will enable players across both leagues to showcase their talents, with the AFL Blind to commence on Saturday and AFL Wheelchair on Sunday.
The VWFL will be hosted at MSAC this year, while the VBFL’s venue is the Action Indoor Sports in Tullamarine.
Hawthorn’s inaugural Blind team won the 2019 premiership and will be hoping for similar fortune this season, while Richmond are the defending champions in the wheelchair competition.
Inside the draft room as the recruiters near go time
Jack Frost, the former Collingwood and Brisbane Lions defender and brother of current Hawk Sam, will head coach both sides.
The Robert Rose Foundation Victorian AFL Wheelchair Carnival will include AFL clubs Essendon, Richmond, St Kilda, Collingwood and Hawthorn with 43 games scheduled and over 50 players competing across the three Sundays.
The Victorian AFL Blind Carnival will include four teams, including Hawthorn and St Kilda, with 27 games scheduled and over 40 players competing.
Both carnivals will be live streamed in front of a national audience on the National AFL Inclusion Facebook page.
See below for the Hawthorn squad lists in both leagues.
Number 5 – Troy Hawkins
Number 7 – Antonet Pavilupillai
Number 13 – Joanna Argaet
Number 16 – Jaylen Brown
Number 23 – Jeremy O’Halloran
Number 24 – Alistair McNeil
Number 25 – Rosie Jenes
Number 27 – Luis Gonzalez
Number 30 – Will Firth
Number 1 – Beau Jones
Number 2 – Mel Edge
Number 3 – John Boland
Number 5 – Chris Gould
Number 6 – Zac Sheehan
Number 9 – Ned Brewer Maiga
Number 10 – Ollie Oglethorpe
Number 16 – Dale Alards
Number 20 – David Steeds
Number 33 – Cebby Johnson