Following a decision at a special General Meeting last Sunday by the membership of Disability Recreation and Sports SA (DRSSA) to wind up the organisation and enter into liquidation, immediate assistance is being provided by Disability Sports Australia (DSA) to DRSSA members.Read More
Disability Sports Australia (DSA) has received a 3.4-million-dollar funding boost over the next four years under a Federal Labor Government to provide more opportunities for sport and recreation to Australians living with disability.Read More
Disability Sports Australia (DSA) is excited to host the Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships in 2019 to be held in Mackay, QLD from Sunday, 19 – Friday, 24 May 2019 at Souths Suburban Bowls Club.Read More
All eyes will be on South Australia at the Invacare 2019 Invacare Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival as they chase their fourth consecutive victory in the annual tournament, this time with the advantage of playing on home soil for the first time. SA team member, Brodie Healy gives us his thoughts about the upcoming competition!Read More
Coming from the spiritual home of AFL, the Victorian team have been medal winners at every Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival since the inaugural Championship in 2016; yet the all-important gold has continued to elude them. Victorian team athlete Louis Rowe gives his take on Team Victoria’s chances at the Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival!Read More
The Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival welcomes back the Australian Defence Force (ADF) teams who will take the court in Adelaide in the fourth instalment of the national carnival.
Disability Sports Australia sat down with captain of the two 2018 ADF sides, Able Seaman Mark Daniels to discuss!Read More
Beach World Series Open, Pingtan, Fuzhou, China - May 9 - 12 2019
Volleyball Australia and Disability Sports Australia are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an Australian team to participate in an international ParaVolley Standing Beach event. The 2019 Pingtan Beach World Series Open, to be held in Pingtan, Fuzhou, China, from May 9th – 12th, 2019 is part of World Paravolley’s campaign to have Standing Beach Volleyball included in the 2028 Paralympics. More information can be found at http://www.worldparavolley.org/2019-pingtan-beach-world-series-open/
A team consisting of 3 athletes and a coach will be selected to represent Australia in this event.
Expressions of Interest - Coach
To register your interest in this coaching position, please submit your volleyball specific resume (coaching experience, qualifications, working with vulnerable people card or your state’s equivalent) to email@example.com by 11 February 2019.
A player / coach will also be considered.
Call for Expressions of Interest – Athletes
To register your interest for consideration as an athlete for this event, please submit your volleyball specific resume (age, height, playing history including competitive beach volleyball, impairment including classification if known) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 February 2019.
Participation in this event will be self-funded. VA and DSA will continue to seek sponsor support to reduce costs and will also facilitate classification and eligibility checks.
Standing Beach Rules
A team of 3 athletes (Male, Female or Mixed) will compete on a standard Beach Volleyball court using standard Beach Volleyball rules. More details of the rules can be found at the World ParaVolley website here.
In order to compete at the international level an athlete must have a physical impairment and must go through the process of Classification prior to participating. As a guide, an example of a minimum impairment is a cross hand or cross foot amputation. Other eligible impairments include cerebral palsy and other neurological or musculoskeletal conditions.
Enquiries can be directed to Phil Borgeaud at email@example.com
Disability Sports Australia (DSA) is pleased to announce child disability advocate Emily Prior as the organisation’s Youth Ambassador, to be formally recognised on International Day of People with a Disability, December 3, 2018.Read More
On Sunday, 28 September 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); the 2019 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2019 Monitoring Program.Read More
On Thursday, 20 September, Federal Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie launched a $22.9 million grants program aimed as incentivising sport and physical activity providers to innovate and keep older Australian active.Read More
Wow! What a fantastic Commonwealth Games we've had so far! It's hard to keep track of everyone who has won medals, so we took the time to extract the Para sport medal winners from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally webpage. We'll do our best to keep this list up to date as more medal winners are announced. Please let us know if we've missed any!Read More
Following a campaign by NSW Senator John Williams and the National Party, the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport is undertaking an Inquiry on the need for regulation of mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.Read More