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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 www.inclusivesportsa.com.au/marie-little-oam-athlete-support-program

Any further questions please contact Nathan at Inclusive Sport SA on 8122 6732 or npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

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.

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Inclusive Sport SA Update – March 2016

Inclusive Sport SA Update for March 2016 from our Inclusion Advisor Stephanie Greenland

Program Coordinators Wanted

Inclusive Sport SA supports many sport programs for people living with a disability. At some programs, a volunteer program coordinator is present to oversee the program and ensure it runs smoothly.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to fill the coordinator roles for the following sports:

Indoor Cricket – 5.30pm to 6.30pm Thursdays at Action Indoor Sports Salisbury, Salisbury East

Lawn Bowls – 6.30pm to 8pm Mondays at Clearview Bowling Club, Clearview

Netball – 12.15pm to 2pm Saturdays (during winter months) at Netball SA Stadium, Mile End

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
–  Overseeing the program – handling issues/complaints if they arise
–  Collecting registration fees
–  Assisting with the set up and pack up
–  Communication link between the sport, participants, parents and Inclusive Sport SA’s Sport and Recreation Coordinator

This is a great opportunity for a student looking for experience in the sports industry or someone who has a passion for working with people living with a disability.

Please download and complete the application form below!

COORDINATOR APPLICATION FORM

If you have any further questions, please contact our Sport and Recreation Coordinator Nathan Pepper on 8122 6732 or npepper@inclusivesportsa.com.au

Therapists Wanted for Aquatic Therapy

Do you love the water!?

Inclusive Sport SA have a fantastic opportunity for qualified Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists to fill a number of casual roles within its highly successful Rapidswim: Aquatic Therapy program. Therapists must have a passion for social inclusion and a welcoming spirit!

In the Rapidswim: Aquatic Therapy program Therapists work 1:1 with young people and adults living with sensory, intellectual and/or other disabilities to increase their personal development and water safety skills.

The programs run in line with school terms across multiple locations within metropolitan Adelaide. We are seeking therapists who can fill any of the following time slots:

 Mondays 9am – 3pm (Brighton)
 Mondays 4pm – 8pm (Brighton)
 Tuesdays 3pm – 6pm (Brighton)
 Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm (North Adelaide)
 Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Darlington)
 Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm (Brighton)
 Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Hampstead)

Inclusive Sport SA offer above award wages and uniform is provided.

A full Position Description can be found here:
Aquatic Therapy – Therapist Position Descripton

To APPLY or register your interest, please send a resume and a one page cover letter to astratford@inclusivesportsa.com.au by Wednesday 13th January, 2016. Applications will be reviewed with applicants asked to attend a formal interview before appointment.

Please contact John Cranwell or Ashleigh Stratford for more information or general enquiries:
John Cranwell (Chief Executive Officer)
0413 324 484
jcranwell@inclusivesportsa.com.au

Ashleigh Stratford (Rapidswim Manager)
08 8122 6736
astratford@inclusivesportsa.com.au

Inclusive Sport SA Update – December 2015

Inclusive Sport SA Update for December 2015 from our Sport and Recreation Coordinator Nathan Pepper

2014-2015 Annual Report

Click below to view Inclusive Sport SA’s 2014-2015 Annual Report:

2014-2015 Annual Report

 

Inclusive Sport SA Update – November 2015

Inclusive Sport SA Update for November 2015 from our CEO John Cranwell

Inclusive Sport SA Annual Awards

On Monday October 12th, Inclusive Sport SA held their Annual Awards following the AGM.

Three awards are presented each year to participants who are involved in a sport or activity that is connected to Inclusive Sport SA. The awards are named after John Gladstone for his contribution over many years as President and as a keen supporter of Inclusive Sport SA, and also Marie Little OAM who was the founder of who we are today.

Ricky Tran with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

Ricky Tran with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

John Gladstone Most Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to an individual involved in a non-competitive sport or activity (Rapidswim – Learn to Swim and Aquatic Therapy, Canoeing, Indoor Rowing and Lawn Bowls). This award is based on set criteria including level of achievement, attendance and improvement in social skills and the activity.

2015 Nominees: Joseph Brady (Indoor Rowing), Shannon Dennis (Learn to Swim), Ethan Liu (Aquatic Therapy) and Ricky Tran (Aquatic Therapy)

2015 Winner: RICKY TRAN (Aquatic Therapy)

Ricky has significantly improved his water confidence. He can now swim without floaties for short distances and swim the width of the pool with a kickboard. Ricky has begun playing social games in the pool with another participant, which is a significant gain for him. It is fantastic to see him developing in this area and having increased confidence.

Travis Hogan with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

Travis Hogan with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

John Gladstone Most Outstanding Sports Person Award is presented to an individual involved in a competitive sport (AFL Football, Indoor Cricket, Indoor Soccer and Netball). This award is based on set criteria including sporting performance, sportsmanship skills and attendance.

2015 Nominees: Bradley Bettens (AFL Football), Storm Duncan (Netball) and Travis Hogan (Indoor Cricket)

2015 Winner: TRAVIS HOGAN (Indoor Cricket)

Travis has improved his skills in both leadership and his cricketing ability. He leads from the front and is always willing to lend a hand and help others less capable than himself in the team.

Ashlee Hartnett with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

Ashlee Hartnett with Inclusive Sport SA Chairperson Darren Steele

Marie Little OAM Elite Sports Person Award is presented to an athlete who has participated in State, National and/or International competitions/championships. This award is based on set criteria including sporting performance, sportsmanship skills and attendance.

2015 Nominees: Rhys Baker (AFL Football and Futsal), Ashlee Hartnett (Netball) and Shane Smith (AFL Football and Futsal)

2015 Winner: ASHLEE HARTNETT (Netball)

Ashlee is a strong player with exceptional skill. She is a great leader on and off the court and was named Captain of the South Australian Rubies team in 2015 that finished runner up in the Marie Little OAM Shield.

Well done to all the nominees and congratulations to all the winners on a fantastic year and we look forward to following and supporting everyone on their sporting journey!

John Gladstone Most Outstanding Achievement Award – Ricky Tran (Aquatic Therapy)
John Gladstone Most Outstanding Sports Person Award – Travis Hogan (Indoor Cricket)
Marie Little OAM Elite Sports Person Award – Ashlee Hartnett (Netball)