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Sport Inclusion Australia, Deaf Sports Australia and Blind Sports Australia continuing to work as one – extending the collaboration

The peak bodies for athletes with an intellectual impairment, deaf and hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired have reaffirmed their commitment to continue working collaboratively for the benefit of each organisation and the athletes they represent. The three organisations Sport Inclusion Australia, Deaf Sports Australia and Blind Sports… Read more

Pioneer Athletes and Swimmers attend inaugural Virtus World Championships in Athletics and Swimming

On this day (2 July) in 1989, a small team of 8 swimmers and 14 athletes represented Australia at the inaugural Virtus World Championships in Athletics and Swimming in Harnosand, Sweden.  The Championships were represented by 19 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Australia finished 2nd on the medal… Read more

Koenig flies flag for ACT

He stands out in the ACT’s Ivor Burge team not just because he is one of the tallest player but also because he is the best and the ACT’s sole representative in the  Australian Boomerangs Basketball team. However for Canberra’s Justin Koenig it hasn’t always been that way. Koenig recalls… Read more

Wayne Bird retires from Basketball Victoria

Sport Inclusion Australia would like to congratulate Wayne Bird on his retirement from Basketball Victoria.  A former President and current Board director of Sport Inclusion Australia, Wayne has worked for Basketball Victoria for the past 27 years, primarily as CEO and more recently as Project Manager of the State Basketball… Read more

Australian INAS Global Games team officials to lead Australian cyclists to Virtus Cycling World Championships

Australian INAS Global Games cycling team head coach Brad Reardon, along with his assistant coach Peter Ganss and manager Liz Gosper will lead the Australian team to their next major international competition, the Virtus Cycling World Championships in Portugal in July. Having brought together our largest and most successful cycling… Read more

Weather impacts 23rd Australian Tennis Championships Melbourne

The 23rd Australian Tennis Championships will be remembered as the championships were Tim Gould claimed back to back II-2 singles titles, Oska Taylor and Mitchell Meares claim the first II-3 doubles championship, Archie Graham and Carla Lenarduzzi take out their first mixed doubles title and the weather that caused all… 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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