National Carnival Overview
With each state and territory hosting a number of local suburban and country area clubs, the competitive spirit of football soon jumped the borders.
The first National Carnival was held in July 1983 and is still a major event in the AFL Masters season to this day, with the National carnival held
annually in a different state each year. In 1982 an age group for over 45 year olds was established. In later years the Carnival now has age groups for 35’s, 40’s, 45’s, 50’s, and 55’s.
The Carnival with all states and territories competing for a honours in 5 age groups is not only Footy at it ‘s best, but a family event like no other. Players, families, supporters and officials enjoy magnificent locations, accommodation and social event spread out over 10 days in early late September / October. With 3 games over 10 days culminating in a gala presentation night, the national carnival is open to all registered players in the AFL masters competition.