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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

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

One of the feature sports at a Games, athletics once again drew the largest number of athletes competing from 34 countries. Several countries were making their debut in Athletics at the Global Games.  New Zealand, China, Denmark, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Israel. Australia fielded it’s largest team of 36… Read more

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

One of the first events to get underway at the 2019 Virtus (Inas) Global Games was the sport of Swimming.  Traditionally one of the biggest at the Games, swimming had also attracted the world’s best swimmers, many fresh from the World Para Swimming Championships which were held in London in… Read more

Australian Sporting Alliance for people with a disability

Australian sport will be more inclusive of people with a disability, impairment or limitation thanks to the formation of the Australian Sporting Alliance for people with a disability. This Alliance consists of nine core organisations who have come together to form a key peak agency for sport and physical activity… Read more

INAS Global Games 2019

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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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