My name is Rae Anderson, I am the Project Coordinator for the Activate Inclusion Sports Days and Start Up Kidz program for Disability Sports Australia. I was offered this role and jumped at the opportunity to be involved in such an important program and wonderful organisation.
This unique disability adaption program was run by Sport NSW with the funding support of Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW/ACT since 2016, catering for over 6,200 students aged 5 to 18 years of age with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability across NSW.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and the associated restrictions to international travel in 2021, the CPISRA International Conference on Physical Activity and Health for People with Cerebral Palsy or Acquired Brain Injury (2021 CPISRA International Conference) is going virtual from 8 -11 December 2021.
The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) acknowledges International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) and supports its aim to promote greater understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of those with a disability, impairment or limitation.
DSA’s CEO, Murray Elbourn featured as a guest speaker on Inclusive Sports webinar as part of the Employment Life Skills & Leisure Expo, to discuss all things inclusive and adaptive sports.
Following detailed risk assessments and consultations that DSA has undertaken, the decision has been formally made to postpone the Start Up Kidz multi-adaptive sports program.
Disability Sports Australia (DSA) will be sending a team to the 2020 International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD) World Championships in October in New Zealand.
Read more about expressing your interest to compete!
Disability Sports Australia (DSA), in partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) are pleased to announce Hobart, Tasmania as the host location of the 2020 Toyota National Wheelchair AFL Championship to be held 2 - 4 April 2020.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated each year on 03 December 2019 to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. Please see below a selection of sport-oriented programs and events happening for IDPwD in each state across Australia. Check them out and register today!
Quaycentre in Sydney Olympic Park will this week play host to what many are expecting to be the most hotly contested Wheelchair Rugby National Championship in recent memory.
The late inclusion of the New Zealand Wheel Blacks to the tournament complements the five committed Australian state teams, each hoping to leave Olympic Park crowned the 2019 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Champions.