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2017 State Football Trials

Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Program Funding

The Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Program provides financial support for people living with a disability to participate in local, State and National sporting events and activities. Through the fundraising efforts of Inclusive Sport SA, each year, athletes living with a disability and State Sporting Organisations can apply for financial support to assist them with the costs of participation.

Submissions for the current round of funding are due by COB Friday 28th April.

To download the application forms, please click on the appropriate link below:

Local Athlete Support State Team/Athlete Support International Athlete Support

For more information and terms and conditions please visit

Any further questions please contact Nathan at Inclusive Sport SA on 8122 6732 or

Database Upgrade and Eligibility Update

We have recently upgraded our database and there have been updates to eligibility requirements for our supported sport programs. This should not affect the majority of current participants however new participants must provide evidence of their eligibility to participate.

We aim to give people an opportunity to play sport, who may not otherwise have had the chance. However there are some minimum requirements for a player to meet in order for them to be deemed eligible to participate.

For a player to be eligible to play in an Inclusive Sport SA supported sport they must meet two (2) of the following requirements:

  • Have attended a Special Education School (disability unit/supported learning centre)
  • Have attended a Mainstream School with an aide
  • Receive a disability support pension
  • Be registered with a disability service eg Disability SA

Where a person is unable to meet the above requirements, Inclusive Sport SA may meet with them to decide if they are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions with any of the above please contact us on 8122 6730.

Football Coaches Wanted

Inclusive Sport SA are seeking footy coaches and a team manager on behalf of the Kilburn Football Club C7 Division team.

The C7 Division is for players with a disability and is a modified 12-a side format.

More information about the competition can be found at

Other C7 Clubs (Eastern Park, Goodwood, Henley, Kenilworth and Salisbury) are always on the lookout for more helpers too. If you would like to put your name forward please get in touch with us today!

To apply, please send your resume to

Experience coaching people with disabilities is desirable but not essential. Potential for professional development opportunities.

Any further questions, can be directed to Nathan Pepper on 0422 089 865 or

2017 C6 Netball Registration

Netball competition for players with a disability. For females only, 14 years and over.

For all the competition information go to:

Players must be registered with Inclusive Sport SA to participate. Please read through and complete the form below.

Preseason netball event – This will be a chance to bring your friends, play netball, learn skills and have fun. More details to come.

Registration for C6 Division Netball

***Players who played in 2016 will be given priority to play with the team they played for in 2016.  New players and players wanting to move clubs will be placed in their preferred team where possible, however this cannot be guaranteed.***

To register, please fill in the form below:

What club do you wish to play for in 2017?:
ContaxCentral District (Harlequin)MatricsNewton JaguarsSemaphoreWoods Panthers

2017 C7 Football Registration

Football competition for players with a disability. For males only, 15 years and over.

Players must be registered with Inclusive Sport SA to participate. Please read through and complete the form below.


Eastern Park Football Club are interested in entering a C7 Division team. The club is located on Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park. This will make the C7 Division a six team competition.


Matches will be played on Saturdays at approximately 5.15pm to 6.15pm. The home team will play at their own club. This means no back to back matches. Reasons for the change include:

  • Ground availability for clubs
  • Greater social inclusion for players at their club
  • Increased exposure of the C7 Division – more spectators, potentially more volunteers

Inclusive Sport SA Registration for C7 Division Football

***Players who played in 2016 will be given priority to play with the team they played for in 2016.  New players and players wanting to move clubs will be placed in their preferred team where possible, however this cannot be guaranteed.***

To register, please fill in the form below:

What club do you wish to play for in 2017?:
Eastern ParkGoodwoodHenleyKenilworthKilburnSalisbury


2017 SANFL Inclusive Football Team Training

The SANFL Inclusive Football Team coaches are inviting players to a training and information session to kick off 2017!

The session is open to players with an intellectual disability who have represented SA before and also to any players who would like to opportunity to get involved this year!

It will be a light fitness session and a chance for the coaches to get to know all the players, and for players to find out more information about the 2017 AFL National Inclusion Carnival.

WHEN: 6.15pm till approx 7.15pm on the following dates:

Friday 24th February

Friday 10th March

Friday 24th March

Friday 7th April

Friday 21st April

WHERE: At the end of Grange Road in front of the Grange Sailing Club (MAP)

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Sport clothes, running shoes, water

Players must register their interest. Fill out the form below or contact Nathan at Inclusive Sport SA on 8122 6732 or

2017 National Futsal Championships

Football Federation South Australia (FFSA) Athletes with a Disability team (AWD) is competing at the 36th Football Federation Australia National Futsal Championships. The 2017 tournament is being held between January 3rd & 8th in Sydney, New South Wales.

Inclusive Sport SA is proudly supporting the FFSA AWD team through the Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Program (MLASP). The MLASP is contributing over $1800 towards the uniform costs for the players and officials. For more information on the MLASP or if you are interested in how to apply for individual funding, please visit

If you would like to make a donation to the team please visit: donations will go directly to the players to subsidise the cost of their trip. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

2017 FFSA AWD Team (Left to Right): Igor Negrao (Coach), Bradley Bettens, Chris Thompson, Samuel Mills, Roberto Mastrogiacomo, Toby Sutherland, Rhys Baker, Brandon Venables, Sean Guster, Paul Eichner (Manager)

Coach’s Report

Wednesday 4th January

The place we are staying and playing is the Valentine Park in Glenwood, the headquarters of Football NSW. The team was really excited today to play the first game of the competition against the NSW Thunder.

It was a very exciting game full of action and great effort from all players. NSW scored 2 games in the first half and, with a very deep bench, coach Greg managed to keep his players’ energy fresh by rotating everyone.

Goalkeeper Chris Thompson did a fabulous job stopping lots of shots against us. Captain Bradley Bettens was satisfied with the team performance and proud of the way we played.

The Mount Gambier promising star Sam Mills scored a quick goal right at the start of second half making the game 2×1. Towards the end of the match, NSW started pressuring the ball and scored 3 more goals making the final score 5×1 in their favour.

As a coach, very proud of everyone and looking forward to tomorrow’s games!

Tonight, some of the players will watch the Big Bash Cricket game and some will be at the accommodation relaxing and recovering a little bit.

Thursday 5th January

A very humid and hot morning in Sydney, but the energy was pretty high during our second game of the Nationals against the solid team from ACT at 9am.

The game was very balanced and competitive! ACT played a really good first half scoring two goals and also stopping all shots from our two main attackers Rhys Baker and Sam Mills.

During half-time, the team made some adjustments and played a much better second half scoring one goal and almost equalising a couple of times. In the last minute of the game, the score was 2×1 in favour of ACT, and the pressure was on!

Unfortunately for us, ACT had a quick counter attack at the end of the match, and scored its third goal making the final score 3×1.

Most of the players were a bit upset after the game, but team manager Paul Eichner and volunteer Antonio Trotta did a great job motivating the team to focus on the next task – the game against Tasmania in the afternoon.

With a positive mindset and great determination, our team started the game on fire scoring 7 goals in the first half and allowing just one goal from Tasmania Team. Toby Sutherland was the player of the match, leading the team with his voice and scoring two important goals for SA!

Brandon Venables and Sean Guster also did an outstanding job on both sides of the court (defense and offense) stopping the Tasmania players and scoring a goal each! Final score 12×3 – first win for SA.

Well done team SA for giving ACT a great challenge this morning and for winning our first game in the competition this afternoon.

Straight after the second game, the team had a recovery session in the pool conducted by our team manager Paul Eichner and everyone is looking forward to playing tomorrow against Queensland (9am) and NSW Lightning (6pm).

Let’s go SA!

Friday 6th January

Today was a very exciting day for the FFSA Inclusive Team!

We didn’t start the day very well, losing against Queensland in the morning 11×1 at 9am. Queenslander Josh Long, last year’s Grand Final MVP dominated the match scoring several goals with his powerful long kicks.

The SA boys were down a little bit after the tough loss, but a trip to the local shopping centre after lunch helped the team to relax.

The second game of the day was a ‘win or go home’ game against the NSW Lightining, which was also playing for the last spot in the Semifinals.

The game plan was to keep the control of the ball and pressure the opposition. With the fantastic support from the crowd – several young players from South Australia – the SA team executed the game plan with great perfection scoring 4 goals in the first half and allowed just a single one from NSW.

Despite playing through a very sore leg, Sean Guster was the player of the match scoring the first goal of the game and playing a very solid defense next to Captain Bradley Bettens.

The second half was very tense with players getting physical on both sides of the court. Hard fouls were called and amazing plays by both teams. The final result was 6×2 giving us a spot in the Semifinals!

Well done NSW Lightining for playing really hard and showing great sportsmanship.

Now, we are off to dinner and on the way to the movies to enjoy the evening and we all look forward to tomorrow’s game (1pm) against the powerful NSW Thunder, which finished on top of the ladder.

Well done Team SA!

Saturday 7th January

Here we are again with an update of the 2017 FFA Futsal National Championships.

Today, FFSA team (4th place) played against NSW Thunder (1st place) in the Semifinals at 1pm at Valentine Park.

It was the rematch from last year’s Semis and the boys were a bit nervous but at the same time excited and positive.

There were around a hundred people supporting both teams including the FFSA Under 12’s making some noise!

The game started with a scoreless 10 minutes and both goal-keepers were determined not to let the first goal through.

NSW kept attacking the SA goal and eventually scored. At the half time the score was 4×0 in NSW favour. Some of the SA players were feeling exhaust after six intense games but never gave up and kept trying to score. At the last second, Sam Mills put one through the net and the crowd went crazy!

Final score was 6 to 1 for NSW. Thank you for NSW for the great sportsmanship throughout the whole week.

Tomorrow there will be the Grand Finals and we are going to watch the Queensland against NSW Thunder at the Sydney Olympic Park and hopefully going for a walk near the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

On behalf of Inclusive Sport SA, thank you very much for your support. Well done to all players from AWD Divison, coaches, referees and team managers. Thanks Football NSW and FFSA for supporting our team and for organising such a great competition.

Thanks Paul Eichner and Antonio Trotta for the incredible work doing the laundry, driving us around and helping the team to recover between the games.

Thank you Toby for writing this report!

We look forward to coming back STRONGER next year.

Yours trully,
Igor Ferrari Negrao


Round 1
FNSW Metro Thunder – 5     (2 Goals – Z. Jones, N. Nunn. 1 Goal – D. Kalogiros)
FFSA – 1     (1 Goal – S. Mills)
Round 2
FFSA – 1     (1 Goal – R. Baker)
ACT – 3     (2 Goals – C. Gudgeon. 1 Goal – G. Pannell)
Round 3
NHC Tasmania – 3     (1 Goal – A. Dengate, S. Krushka, T. Dixon)
FFSA – 12     (5 Goals – S. Mills. 2 Goals – R. Baker, T. Sutherland. 1 Goal – S. Guster, B. Venables, A. Dengate (og))
Round 4
FFSA – 1     (1 Goal – S. Mills)
QLD Metro – 11     (5 Goals – J. Long. 3 Goals – A. Davison. 1 Goal – L. Amos, E. Bond, T. Warner)
Round 5
FNSW Metro Lightning – 2     (2 Goals – S. Sauri)
FFSA – 6     (2 Goals – S. Mills, R. Baker. 1 Goal – B. Bettens, T. Sutherland)
FNSW Metro Thunder – 6     (2 Goals – P. Mitchell, M. Forrest. 1 Goal – D. Kalogiros, A. Hernandez)
FFSA – 1     (1 Goal – S. Mills)

2017 SA Lord’s Taverners Shield Trials


Flinders Uni Inclusive Resources Semester 2, 2016

Resources from the Flinders University HLPE1531 topicInclusive and adaptive practices in Sport and Physical Education.

This topic teaches first year students enrolled in education, sport, health and physical activity courses. For more information visit:

Check out the students who achieved a high standard for their major assessment in semester two, 2016:

Modifications for Kickball (Baseball and Soccer)

Produced by Luke King, Luke Bray and Sarah Shillabeer:

Inclusion in Cricket for Primary School students

Produced by Johnathon Millar, Ben Lucas, Demcey Anderson:

See me not my disability

Produced by Benet Coping, Simon Kreig, Jayrod Hill

Inclusive practices for Boccia

Produced by Sam Dennis, Harry Selwood, Stephanie Casey:

Inclusive practices in AFL

Produced by Dylan Smith, James Schmusch, Callum Dunk:

Inclusive practices in Surfing

Produced by Rebecka Jury, Lauren McGargill, Payne Sowter


Inclusive practices in sport

Produced by April Mears:

Inclusive practices for students with a hearing impairment

Produced by Kate Furguson, Lachlan Turci, Kate Hodgkison:

Modifications in Baseball

Produced by Jack Williams, Blake Biscan, Callum Le Ray:

Modifications in Tennis

Produced by Chelsea McPharlin, Sophie Byrne, Jordan Marsden: