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.

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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.

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Lord’s Taverners Shield Team 2013


Sasrapid would like to congratulate the following Indoor Cricket players on their selection in the 2013 SA State Indoor Cricket Team (athletes with intellectual disability) who will be competing in the Lord’s Taverners Shield in Strathpine QLD. The championships run from 21st to 27th July.

Coach – Jonty Altmann          Manager –  Jo Connolly

Anthony Dunton (VC)
Beau Chisholm
Lindsay Drowley (C)
Mark Cowan
Matthew Bell
Michael Harris
Peter Kerin
Sean Flintoff
Shane Smith
Wayne Jeffery
Troy Schirmer – Emergency

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State Indoor Rowing

Exciting opportunity for indoor rowing!


Would you love the opportunity to represent South Australia in something a little different?

Maybe this is for you!

If you are 27 years or older and have a disability, you have the opportunity to compete in Indoor Rowing and be trained at West Lakes Indoor Rowing centre to have a chance at competing at the Australia Masters Games in October 2013.

If you would like to know more information or to register your interest please contact Sasrapid on 8152 2471 or direct to Damien at Rowing SA on 8242 3288.

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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.

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Cycle Salisbury Workshops

The City of Salisbury are running FREE cycling workshops for adults.

CycleSafe Essentials – This six hour course (two x 3 hour sessions) is a fun and relaxed way to learn key skills, develop confidence on the road and get riding again. This course covers skills for negotiating traffic, road rules and safety. Bikes and helmets are provided for use during the course. Read More (PDF)…

Date Time Location
Thursday 4 April and 11 April 12.30 – 3.30pm  St Jay’s Recreation Centre
Saturday 13 April and 20 April 9.00am – 12.00pm Pooraka Memorial Hall

Bike Maintenance – If your flat tyre and general bike condition is stopping you from enjoying the world on two wheels then this three hour course is the answer to get you out and about again. Read More (PDF)…

Date Time Location
Saturday 23 March 9.00am – 12.00pm Pooraka Memorial Hall
Saturday 6 April 9.00am – 12.00pm Morella Community Centre

More Information:

To find out more about Cycle Salisbury and the programs on offer, contact the Healthy Communities team on:

T:  08 8406 8251
E:  Jim Binder or Cathie Graham on


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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

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2013 Inclusive 7 a side Football

To register please contact Jonathan Ruse


Phone: 8340 3088

Mobile: 0402 621 260

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Australia Day Multicultural Tennis Celebration

Grange Lawn Tennis Club would like to invite you and your family to attend the Australia Day Multicultural Tennis Celebration on Saturday 26th January 2013.

See below for the details:

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Golf SA Introductory Group Coaching Sessions

On Monday evening, Sasrapid participants tried their hand at golf. The free introductory group coaching session was run by Golf SA at the North Adelaide Golf Course. The experienced coaches taught basic golf skills which included hitting with irons and drivers as well as trying to master the techniques of chipping and putting.

If you are interested in playing golf, Golf SA are running more of these free introductory session throughout the month of November. For more information please contact Nathan Pepper at Sasrapid. Email: or Phone: 8152 2472.

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