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1992 Paralympics: Athletes with Intellectual Impairment 25 Year Anniversary

The Australian team of athletes with an intellectual disability attended the 1992 Paralympics in Madrid from 15 to 22 September 1992.  Over 1600 athletes competed at the Games across 5 Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Futsal, Swimming and Table Tennis.  Australia competed in all sports except Table Tennis. Australia’s team of 51… Read more

Sui Watts to be Australia’s first representative in INAS Para Equestrian competitions

The 25 year old from Taree in Northern NSW has been riding since she was 4.  A member of the Manning Valley Dressage and Hacking Club, Sui competes in Australia as a Para Equestrian Grade 4 rider under her physical disability. Sui also has an intellectual impairment which makes her… Read more

Sport Inclusion Australia & Down Syndrome Swimming Australia work together

Sport Inclusion Australia and Down Syndrome Swimming Australia have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to promote opportunities for swimmers with Down Syndrome. Established in 1986, AUSRAPID was formed to provide opportunities for people with integration difficulties, primarily intellectual disability, Sport Inclusion Australia’s Vision is “Community… Read more

Boomerangs Return to Italy for World Championships

The Australian Men’s Basketball team for players with an intellectual disability (Boomerangs) will return to Loano Italy for the 2017 INAS Basketball World Championships in November. The Boomerangs last played in Loano in 2011, where they finished fourth losing the Bronze medal playoff to Portugal 46-79.  This year they will… Read more

Rivett to Represent Australia in Portugal

Brisbane’s Andre Rivett has been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 SU-DS Athletics World Championships for athletes with Down Syndrome.  Rivett will be Australia’s first representative at the Championships which will be held from the 12th to the 16th of October in Porto Portugal. A member of the QE… Read more

Australian Pearls ready for 2017 INAS Basketball World Championships in Italy

Basketball Australia have announced the 10 players selected to represent Australia (The Pearls) at the 2017 INAS Basketball World Championships in Loano, Italy in November. The Championships for players with an intellectual impairment will see the Australian Pearls competing for the first World Championship 3×3 title.  The Australian Pearls already… Read more


INAS Global Games 2019

INAS Global Games 2019 中文 (Chinese)

The 2019 INAS Global Games, a week long championship featuring nine sports and attracting over 1000 of the world’s elite athletes, who just happen to have an intellectual disability… If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t!

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We work with National Sporting Organisations to assist them build the capacity to be inclusive of athletes with a disability.

Sport Inclusion Australia is a National Sporting Organisation for athletes with an integration difficulties, primarily those with an intellectual disability.

Sport Inclusion Australia does not conduct events, but rather advocates for the inclusion and development of programs, which focus on the ability of the individual.

2019 Global Games – Brisbane

Sport Inclusion Australia, formerly AUSRAPID, is a national sporting organisation established in 1986 to assist the inclusion of people with an intellectual disability into the mainstream community using sport as the medium. Sport Inclusion Australia has worked within the Australian sporting sector with outstanding success and is proud of the increasing numbers of sporting organisations and clubs taking responsibility for inclusion with the focus on ability and based on social inclusion principles.

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