Everyone should be able to experience an AFL Game, no matter their accessibility needs. - Maple Services
Everyone should be able to experience an AFL Game, no matter their accessibility needs.

Everyone should be able to experience an AFL Game, no matter their accessibility needs.

In an exhilarating new partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL), Maple Community Services is pioneering efforts to make Australian sports more inclusive and accessible. This collaboration aims to empower aspiring athletes and provide fans with unparalleled experiences, highlighting the thrills of AFL games.

Introducing Maple’s Game Day Buddy Program

The centerpiece of this collaboration is the innovative Game Day Buddy Program, designed to enhance the match-day experience for all attendees. Each participant is paired with a dedicated Maple Support Worker, who offers personalized support and companionship throughout the game. This program ensures that every aspect of attending a game—from navigating the venue to engaging with the action—is accessible, enjoyable, and stress-free.

The Game Day Experience

Attending an AFL game is an immersion into a lively and spirited atmosphere. Fans experience the electrifying energy of the crowd, the fast-paced on-field action, and the cultural significance of this quintessentially Australian sport. It’s more than just watching; it’s about feeling connected to a community that shares a passion for their teams.

The Benefits Extend Beyond the Field

The Game Day Buddy Program is not only for Maple clients but also offers opportunities for Support Coordinators and potential team members to get involved in community-oriented initiatives. By joining, you contribute to a culture of inclusivity and support, enhancing the game day experience for everyone.

How to Participate in the Game Day Buddy Program

Participation is simple and rewarding. Prospective buddies can register their interest through Maple’s website, providing details such as contact information, preferred AFL team, and any specific game they wish to attend. Maple’s team will then match participants with a Support Worker or buddy that best fits their personal needs and preferences, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable game day.

Why Join Maple’s Game Day Buddy Program?

  • Enhanced Accessibility: Every element of the AFL game day is made more accessible, ensuring that fans can fully engage with the event without stress.
  • Personalized Support: Each buddy is trained to provide tailored assistance, whether it’s helping to navigate the stadium, arranging transportation, or offering engaging conversation.
  • Community Connection: Participate in a program that strengthens community ties and fosters a sense of belonging among all fans.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Maple invites you to join this transformative initiative. By becoming a Game Day Buddy, you not only enjoy the thrill of the game but also play a pivotal role in making AFL games accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Sign up today and be part of turning Australia’s favourite sports into Australia’s most inclusive.

Together, we’re not just watching the game; we’re changing the game.