The Eligibility rules are quite specific. Below is an excerpt from the AFLVIC/FIDA Rulebook on player eligibility.
1. For a player to be eligible to participate in the competition, he or she must meet two (2) of the following requirements.
a) Attended a Special School
b) Attended a Mainstream School with a Teacher’s Aide
c) Have proof of a disability pension for an intellectual disability
d) Be registered with a disability service
2. Players who do not meet the above criteria but believe they should be considered to participate in the VFFL can apply to the AFL Victoria FIDA Football & AAA Programs Manager for an exemption. The AFL Victoria FIDA Football & AAA Programs Manager can grant an exemption at their absolute discretion.