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 2022.

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 McDonald’s 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.

The AWD Competition in 2021 will run similarly to previous years, with both a competition and a gala day being run.

AWD Competition: Tuesday 5th July to Friday 8th July

Teams competing in the AWD competition will take part in tournament matches on Wednesday and Thursday against other teams in the competition. The top four teams at the end of the two days will progress to the semi-finals, with the winners playing off in the grand final.


AWD Gala Day: Monday 4th 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.

Games are played in the spirit of fun – the Gala Day provides a chance for players to meet new players and enjoy a day of football with players from other states.

Games: TBC based on number of teams and players available

Teams participating in the AWD competition are automatically registered for the gala day.

Teams wishing to just enter the gala day will be charged $20/player to cover insurance. Any individuals registering for just the Gala Day will also be charged $20/player.