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People with a Disability

Sport and recreation is important to the health and wellbeing of everyone. People with disability should have equal opportunity to participate in every aspect of life, including mainstream community sport or active recreation.

There are a range of benefits to be gained from involving people with disability in your club:

  1. People with a disability have opportunities to develop physical skills, game knowledge and social connectedness.
  2. Your club becomes more reflective of the community you live in which helps break down stereotypes and build a stronger, more community-focused club culture
  3. Clubs are likely to experience an increase in club membership, revenue, volunteers and increased funding opportunities.


Download the developing disability discrimination act action plans document.

Sports Ability is an exciting inclusive games program developed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to encourage people with disability to get involved and participate in sport and active recreation. Find out more here.

Play by the Rules interactive scenario focusing on disability inclusion.

Information on becoming an inclusive club http://play-by-the-rules.s3.amazonaws.com/7pillarsofinclusion.pdf

Perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with disability: a qualitative study - http://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-016-0544-7