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
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
From 2-5 August 2017, six (6) of the world’s finest teams showed why wheelchair rugby is ‘Not just your regular seat at the rugby’. Two Championships were on offer - the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event.Read More
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 EventRead More
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
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