South Australia look to secure a fourth straight title at Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

South Australia look to secure a fourth straight title at Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

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!

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Victoria eager to prove their talent at the Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

Victoria eager to prove their talent at the Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

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!

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Australian Defence Force teams prepare for competition at the Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

Australian Defence Force teams prepare for competition at the Invacare 2019 Wheelchair Aussie Rules National Carnival

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!

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ParaVolley Opportunity - Beach World Series Open, Pingtan, China - Call for Expressions of Interest

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 pathways@avf.org.au 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 pathways@avf.org.au 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.

Athlete Eligibility

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 pathways@avf.org.au

Announcement of the dates for 2019 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships

Announcement of the dates for 2019 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships

The Multibowl is back in 2019! The 2019 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships, otherwise known at the 2019 Multibowl, will be held at Souths Suburban Bowls Club in Mackay, Queensland from Sunday, 19 - Friday, 24 May 2019.

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2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship Recap

2018 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship Recap

From Friday, 5 - Sunday, 7 October 2018, the GIO NSW Gladiators, Suncorp QLD Cyclones, Victoria Protect Thunder and the Australian Invictus Wheelchair Rugby Team met at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre for three hard-hitting days of the best wheelchair rugby Australia has to offer!

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal winners

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal winners

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!

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Wheelchair Rugby Wrap-up - 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

Wheelchair Rugby Wrap-up - 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

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.

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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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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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Australia wins bid to host the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

Australia wins bid to host the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

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.

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