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 for people with a disability in Australia.
The Alliance’s vision is that all Australians have an opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive environment. To achieve this, we have agreed to work together to collaborate, advocate, and facilitate inclusive sport and physical activity for people with a disability, impairment or limitation.
The National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSODs) involved, represent lead organisations whose participant numbers, members and volunteers involve millions of people across Australia and include:
- Blind Sports Australia
- Deaf Sports Australia
- Disability Sports Australia
- Disabled Wintersports Australia
- Paralympics Australia
- Riding for the Disabled Association Australia
- Special Olympics Australia
- Sport Inclusion Australia
- Transplant Australia
The role of sport in building community, social inclusion and connectiveness has never been so important, especially in the groups of Australians we strive to represent. This ground-breaking initiative will enhance our ability to communicate with one-voice on many issues and government’s capacity to effectively and efficiently engage with the broader disability sporting sector.
Supported and funded by Sport Australia, an independent consultant will finalise a review and report on the agencies to develop a disability sport framework which will guide the strategic direction and planning for the collective.
Contact: Dr Paul Oliver (Government Relations Working Group lead) on 0408 469 347.