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Sasrapid Receives Funding Boost

Inclusive Sport

Sasrapid received a boost in funding from the Office for Recreation and Sport for a Transition Project for South Australians living with disability.

The $3.8 million Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program assists South Australians to become engaged with community sport and other activities. Sport and Recreation Minister Leon Bignell joined the leaders of South Australia’s 75 sport, recreation and industry peak bodies at a forum to announce the funding windfall.

“These grants are aimed at assisting organisations to provide sport and active recreation services and help them to increase participation opportunities,” Mr Bignell said.

The Sasrapid Transition Project will assist South Australians living with disability to transition from disability specific programs into inclusive community based sport and active recreation programs. Sasrapid will employ a Transition Project Officer who will work directly with a number of identified individuals to meet personalised goals.
Sasrapid CEO, John Cranwell, states “The funding boost from the Office for Recreation and Sport is an investment into our future and will provide Sasrapid with an opportunity to make sustainable changes in the lives of South Australians living with disability that may not otherwise access community based sport and active recreation. This project will work hand in hand with the great work Sasrapid is already doing in the community.”The Transition Project Officer will also work closely with Sasrapid partners such as disability service providers, special education units, State Sporting Organisations and community sport and recreation clubs.

Sasrapid will receive over $45,000 per year for the next two years to deliver the Transition Project.

Andrew Jarman Appointed as Ambassador

Andrew Jarman Gaza

Sasrapid are pleased to announce that AFL great and South Australian legend, Andrew Jarman, has been appointed as the Ambassador for the organisation.

As part of the announcement, the Gaza Football Club C7 team were treated to a coaching session from Jarman who spoke to the players about the importance of keeping to the basics in football. Jarman also had the chance to give some helpful hints to the players on kicking and other skills.

What many of the Gaza players did not know, was that Jarman was also a Gaza member during his junior playing days, along with his brother Darren. It was a satisfying welcome home for Jarman to have the opportunity to work with the C7 players.

Jarman will also play a crucial part in the future of Sasrapid by having a real and engaging involvement across all of our supported sports and activities.

“It’s a given that Jars will bring great awareness to our mission with his larrikin personality and love of community sport. That is what a real community ambassadorship is all about.” – John Cranwell, Sasrapid CEO.

Jarman also adds, “I am Excited to have a rewarding role as a Sasrapid Ambassador. I’m very happy to share my time with other lovers of sport who love to compete and participate in our community.”

The sole purpose of Sasrapid is to enhance the lives of South Australians living with disability by supporting them to access community sport and recreation opportunities. The organisation is ecstatic to now have the dedicated support of Jarman in a genuine and engaging way for those participating across all of the supported sports.

Signed Cricket Bat

Sasrapid is selling a cricket bat signed by the 2012 Australian Cricket Team competing in the Commonwealth Bank Series against India and Sri Lanka.

Player signatures include Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey. The bat comes with a letter of authenticity from Cricket Australia.

All proceeds from the sale assist the State Cricket Team attending the 2013 Lord’s Taverners Shield in July.

Serious offers over $1,500 to be made by May 31st, 2013. Please contact the Sasrapid office to make an offer on 08 8152 2470.

Signed Australian Team Cricket Bat, 2012.

Signed Australian Team Cricket Bat, 2012.

Sasrapid interview on Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM

Sasrapid CEO speaking on Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM this morning.

Thank you to Radio Adelaide and SACOSS for the interview slot!

Sasrapid Interview – Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM