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Sydney 2000 Paralympics – The Gold Medal Relay

The Sydney Olympics may have had the air guitar playing Australian 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, but the Sydney 2000 Paralympics had the awesome amigo’s. Brett Reid, Paul Cross, Patrick Donachie and Stewart Pike represented Australia at the 2000 Paralympics in swimming.  Paul and Brett were the experienced members… Read more

Sydney 2000 Paralympics – Athletics

Athletics was the biggest sport at Sydney 2000 Paralympics and the largest component of the Australian team with 70 athletes, of which 11 athletes had an intellectual disability. Australia finished on top of the Athletics medal tally with 35 Gold, 15 Silver and 16 Bronze medals. Our star of the… Read more

OUR QUEEN OF THE TRACK – Sydney 2000 Paralympics – Lisa Llorens

If Siobhan Paton was the Queen of the Pool, then fellow ACT athlete Lisa Llorens was our Queen of the Track. Lisa developed an interest in high jump while at primary school, so it was off to little athletics she went and so began a journey that has seen her… Read more

OUR QUEEN OF THE POOL – Sydney 2000 Paralympics – Siobhan Paton

A young girl growing up in NSW with a connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) Siobhan Paton was encouraged to take up swimming to stop her joints from going soft and a life in a wheel chair.  So it was off to learn to swim classes. Like many swimmers Siobhan progressed… Read more

Looking back at the 2019 Virtus (Inas) Global Games – Table Tennis

History was made in Brisbane with the first single class Factor 20 event sanctioned by International Table Tennis Federation, ITTF. Twenty (20) countries entered their best players in the competition and justified the support of the ITTF in sanctioning the Table Tennis competition at the Games. With the world’s best… Read more

Looking back at the 2019 Virtus (INAS) Global Games

On this day in 2019, 7 days after the Opening Ceremony, the Virtus (INAS) Global Games Brisbane came to a close. As Sydney did in 2000, Brisbane took the Virtus Global Games to another level and the athletes responded with some outstanding competitions and World records. The Games was not… Read more

INAS Global Games 2019

INAS Global Games 2019 中文 (Chinese)

The 2019 INAS Global Games is 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… Although 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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