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AUSTRALIAN SPORTING ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

By October 2, 2020No Comments

Australian sport will be more inclusive of people with a disability, impairment or limitation thanks to the formation of the Australian Sporting Alliance for people with a disability. This Alliance consists of nine core organisations who have come together to form a key peak agency for sport and physical activity for people with a disability in Australia.

The Alliance’s vision is that all Australians have an opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive environment.To achieve this, we have agreed to work together to collaborate, advocate, and facilitate inclusive sport and physical activity for people with a disability, impairment or limitation.

The National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSODs) involved, represent lead organisations whose participant numbers, members and volunteers involve millions of people across Australia and include:

  • Blind Sports Australia
  • Deaf Sports Australia
  • Disability Sports Australia
  • Disabled Wintersports Australia
  • Paralympics Australia
  • Riding for the Disabled Association Australia
  • Special Olympics Australia
  • Sport Inclusion Australia
  • Transplant Australia

The role of sport in building community, social inclusion and connectiveness has never been so important, especially in the groups of Australians we strive to represent. This ground-breaking initiative will enhance our ability to communicate with one-voice on many issues and government’s capacity to effectively and efficiently engage with the broader disability sporting sector.

Supported and funded by Sport Australia, an independent consultant will finalise a review and report on the agencies to develop a disability sport framework which will guide the strategic direction and planning for the collective.

Contact: Dr Paul Oliver (Government Relations Working Group lead) on 0408 469 347.

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