Australian Chef de Mission named Best Official at International Paralympic Awards

Australian Chef de Mission named Best Official at International Paralympic Awards

The leadership of Australian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin has been recognised by the International Paralympic movement after she was crowned Best Official from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

McLoughlin accepted the highly prestigious honour at the 2017 International Paralympic Awards Gala overnight in Abu Dhabi.

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A better world for wheelers and people with disabilities – Google Maps’ call to arms

A better world for wheelers and people with disabilities – Google Maps’ call to arms

Google’s Map and Local Guides team have taken to their blog overnight calling on people with disabilities and their family, carers and friends or even the general public to help add information relating to accessibility about venues, places of interest and transport stops and interchanges.

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2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship – not your regular seat at the Rugby!

2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship – not your regular seat at the Rugby!

From August 2 - 5, six of the world’s finest wheelchair rugby teams, including three international teams, will do battle on court in the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event

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Welcome, Bangladesh, to the Wheelchair Rugby family!

Welcome, Bangladesh, to the Wheelchair Rugby family!

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.

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500 days to 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

500 days to 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Disability Sports Australia (DSA) today marked the 500 day countdown to the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship to be held in Sydney, August 2018 with the announcement of a historic corporate partnership and appointment of the Championship Patron at Government House, Sydney.Write here...

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Events and Projects Manager

Events and Projects Manager

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.

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Are you the Rollers next Head Coach?

Are you the Rollers next Head Coach?

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.

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New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby Seeking Head Coach

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

Click here to download position description

Full schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics by sport

Full schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics by sport

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.

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