The Athletes with a Disability (AWD) Division was introduced at the Kanga Cup in 2012 and will continue to be a welcome addition to the competition in 2018.
The AWD division provides people with para and/or intellectual disability the opportunity to be a part of a unique and unrivalled week of football and fun in the Capital. This division at the Kanga Cup is the perfect option for those who are not interested in or may not yet be ready to play mainstream football and allows AWD athletes of any age the chance to play teams from other states without needing to be at a representative level.
AWD Competition: Tuesday 10 July to Friday 13 July
Teams competing in the AWD competition will take part in tournament matches on Tuesday and Wednesday against other teams in the competition. The top four teams at the end of the two days will progress to the semi-finals on Thursday with the winners to play in the grand final. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games from Tuesday-Thursday.
Grand Final will take place on Friday at Southwell Park with the rest of the Kanga Cup grand finals.
Team registration: $500/team
Gala Day: Thursday 12 July
Registered teams are mixed up to create new teams to take part in matches. Individuals are able to register and will be added into teams. Teams will change throughout the day to give players the chance to play with other people as well.
Fun friendly games are played – chance for players to meet new players and enjoy a day of football with players from other states.
Games will be 20 minutes in length – 2 x 10 minute halves
Teams participating in the AWD competition are automatically registered for the gala day.
Teams wishing to just enter the gala day will be charged $10/player to cover insurance. Any individuals registering for just the Gala Day will also be charged $10/player.