The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council has published its first strategy which aims to place athletes firmly at the heart of the Paralympic Movement.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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