The Australian Defence Force Australian Rules (ADFAR) Association encourages and promotes the sport of Aussie Rules among ADF members and provides the opportunity for service men and women to participate at all competition levels.

Our program includes men’s and women’s interservice competition, best of ADF All Stars ANZAC cup competitions, Indigenous football development, and wheelchair ‘Aussie Rules’ for our members undergoing rehabilitation and recovery from injury and illness.


ADFAR would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support in 2016

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  • Chairman’s Update

    What another exciting year for ADF Australian Rules Football. In 2016 our program is expanding, with a highly competitive National ADF Carnival, an indigenous development program, the inaugural National Wheelchair Aussie Rules Carnival, and our ADF All Stars ANZAC Cup representative games all taking place......


National Carnival

Game 1 Sun 12 Mar, 11:00 Navy vs Army (Women)
Linnen House Centre, Seaford
Game 2 Sun 12 Mar, 13:30 Army vs RAAF (Mens)
Linnen House Centre, Seaford
Game 3 Wed 15 Mar, 11:00 Army vs RAAF (Womens)
Frankston FC, Frankston
Game 4 Wed 15 Mar, 13:30 Navy vs Army (Mens)
Frankston FC, Frankston
Game 5 Sat 18 Mar, 11:00 RAAF vs Navy (Womens)
Richmond FC, Punt Rd Oval
Game 6 Sat 18 Mar, 13:30 RAAF vs Navy (Mens)
Richmond FC, Punt Rd Oval

Victoria 12th – 18th March 2017
Wheelchair ‘Aussie Rules’ National Carnival

Tues 14 Mar (AM) –  Umpire Training and Venue Set-up (PM) Competition Starts
Wed 15 Mar  Competition Matches All Day
Thu 16 Mar Competition Matches All Day
Fri 17 Mar Finals, VIP/Celebrity Match & Grand Final PM

State Netball and Hockey Centre, Markville VIC 14th – 17th March 2017
ADF Mens All Stars v ACES

(Curtain Raiser to AFL, Port Adelaide v Carlton)

Adelaide Oval 21st April 2017
ADF Women All Stars v VWFL

(Curtain Raiser to AFL Match TBC)

Etihad / MCG (TBC) 23rd/24th April 2017
 ADF Indigenous Team (Guyala Seahawks) Dreamtime  Punt Road Oval 27th May 2017
 ADF Indigenous Teams (Guyala Seahawks) Koori Carnival  Venue & Date TBC October 2017


Major General Rick Burr, DSC, AM, MVO

ADFAR Womens Patron:
Major General Simone Wilkie, AO

Major General Matthew Hall, AM, CSC

Deputy Chairman:
Air Vice Marshall Peter Yates, AM CSC

Partner Relations:
Brigadier David Smith, AM, DSM

Executive Officer:
Major James Weaver

Lieutenant Dave Devlin

Operations Officer:
Warrant Officer Class One Glenn Donaldson

Flight Lieutenant Shaun O’Leary

Women’s Football Program Manager:
Lieutenant Colonel Dani Glatz

Indigenous Development Program Manager: 
Warrant Officer Class Two Mark Mahoney

Wheelchair Aussie Rules Team Program Manager: 
Corporal Cobi Head

Public Relations Team:
Lieutenant Ben Willee, Lieutenant Ben Robinson and Sub Lieutenant James Tew

Contact: info@adfar.org