Hot steamy conditions welcomed us to the colourful chaos that is Dhaka, Bangladesh in early April. Thanks to funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia, via support from Disability Sports Australia, the IWRF was able to bring a development clinic to Bangladesh.Read More
The Purple Hearts is an initiative of the Randwick City Football Club created out of the vision to be an inclusive club that uses the power of sport to promote friendship, commitment and team spirit... and they want YOU!Read More
Looking for a rewarding, flexible role where no two days are the same? Disability Sports Australia is seeking an Events and Projects Manager. This is a part-time role (22.8 hours or 3 days per week) until the end of 2017, increasing to full-time from the start of 2018. Applications close COB Monday 13 February 2017. Details on how to apply for this role are located within the position description document linked below.Read More
Basketball Australia is on the hunt for a new Head Coach for the Aussie Rollers men's Wheelchair Basketball team.
The Rollers have enjoyed success at Paralympic and World Championship level (current back to back World Champions) and the men's Wheelchair program includes an U23 National team (Spinners). The Rollers Head coach will have an influential role in both programs.Read More
NZ Wheelchair Rugby is seeking applications for the role of Head Coach for the New Zealand National Team, namely the Wheel Blacks.
The applicant will have an understanding of the game of wheelchair rugby and team performance.
You’ll work with athletes from diverse levels of experience, so your excellent communication skills and ability to lead a team will be valuable assets in this role. Planning and organising a programme to achieve success internationally is key to this role.
Term of Appointment
The term of appointment will be effective from completion of the 2016 Paralympic Games to completion of the World Championships 2018.
Pending a successful review at the conclusion of the 2018 World Championships, the coach may be offered a further extension, by mutual agreement between themselves and NZWR, and through to the 2020 Paralympics.
Applications close 2nd October 2016
Over the next 12 days athletes will compete in 22 sports. To see the schedule for each sport, click the links below. Times listed on each page are local time in Brazil. Australia is 13 hours ahead, so to convert from Brazil time to AEST time (East Coast) simple add 1 hour and swap AM to PM. Alternatively use this time converter to the right.Read More
The 2016 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) concluded last weekend with the Be Active Western Stars completing a clean sweep during the finals weekend to secure the 2016 Championship.Read More
Are you a male between 18-35 years of age and are physically active?
Peta Forsyth, a PhD Scholar in Paralympic Sports from the Australian Institute of Sport is conducting research on comparing able-bodied and spinal cord injured athletes during exercise in the heat.Read More
The AFL today announced the official partnership with Disability Sport Australia (DSA) to develop Wheelchair Australian Football.
‘Wheelchair Aussie Rules’ was developed to provide all Australian Football enthusiasts with or without a disability with an Australian Football experience that has strong parallels with the traditional game. Based on AFL rules and played on a basketball or netball court, this wheelchair sport is open to anyone to play.Read More
Disability Sports Australia (DSA), the national body representing athletes with a physical disability, has won an international bidding process to host the International Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in Sydney in August 2018.Read More
The Under-18 Australian Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup will be up for grabs this weekend as the competitions tip-off in Forestville, South Australia from April 16-23.
Continuing the vital pathway for junior basketball athletes in Australia, the Under-18's holds great significance and is a brilliant showcase for the sport.Read More
An Australian squad of 40 inspirational athletes is preparing for the 2016 Invictus Games which will be held in Orlando, Florida from 8 to 12 May
Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack said the Invictus Games was an international adaptive sports competition for serving and former serving wounded, injured and ill athletes which provided a vital opportunity to support their rehabilitation and recovery.Read More