Sutherland Shire Sport for all abilities
Sport is vital to building community relationships and everyone has a role to play in sport. Our community is building an inclusive community through various sport programs and activities in the Sutherland Shire. People living with disability can access regular sporting opportunities ranging from introductory level to competitions. More people with a disability and disability service organisations are recognising the many social and health benefits that result from being involved in sport and physical activity. Sporting Organisations are also becoming more aware of the benefits of involving people with disabilities either as participants, administrators, volunteers, coaches or officials.
The following information includes local activities with links to community organisations, disability support groups and government resources.
For over 33 years Sutherland Shire Netball Association has been running an All Abilities Netball Program offering netball skills and team involvement to young men and women with a disability. The PWD (players with disability) teams play in SSNA's winter competition at 11:45 on a Saturday at Bellingara Netball Courts, Miranda. The PWD teams vary in ages from 10 to 50 years (male and female) and are rostered to play club teams aged between 13-16 years. Over the years many wonderful people have volunteered by coaching, managing, scoring and umpiring.
Sutherland Shire Netball Association
Netball NSW runs All Abilities Seminars, Come and Try Days and Gala Days.
Netball NSW All Abilities
Sutherland Shire Titans Football Club has 100 registered players aged 5 to 42 with disabilities including cerebral palsy, down syndrome and autism. The Titans provide the only program in NSW where players compete against children in mainstream football competitions. Benefits to players include increased fitness and confidence, social interaction, sportsmanship and routine. In 2006, Titans FC became the 26th club in the Sutherland Shire Football Association.
Titans FC has teams for children aged 5-18 years and is categorized by age and abilities. Titans welcome anyone who is interested in participating in a fun, modified soccer environment. The Sutherland Shire Football Association allocates teams to play against the Titans as part of their season.
The Home of the Titans is at Coachwood Oval, Coachwood Crescent, Alfords Point, NSW 2234. Titans FC
Sutherland Shire Football Association
Special Olympics Sydney South Club
Providing weekly sports training and regular competition for people with an intellectual disability. Everyone's welcome!
Aquatics - Sutherland Leisure Centre and Cronulla Sports Pavillion
Athletics - Sylvania Waters Athletics Track
Basketball - Sutherland Basketball Stadium
Bocce - 5 Sports and Endeavour Sports High
Football - 5 Sports and Endeavour Sports High
Golf - Sylvania Par 3 Golf
Tennis - Sylvania Waters Tennis Courts
Tenpin Bowling - AMF Bowling Centre Sylvania
Young Athletes Program - Southern Sydney Trusted Care
Special Olympics SydneySouth
Basketball provides equal opportunities for male and females, both young and old and has a strong connection with and services many varied groups in Australia, such as wheelchair athletes; athletes with an intellectual disability, athletes who have a hearing impairment, multicultural groups and the LGBTQI community.
Sutherland District Basketball Association has Wheelchair Basketball Development Sessions on Thursdays 7:30 to 9:00pm
Sutherland Basketball Stadium, Sutherland
Sutherland Basketball Stadium
Sutherland District Basketball Association
Wheelchair sports NSW
Rainbow Club - Helping children with a disability learn to swim
The Rainbow Club at the Sutherland Leisure Centre provides swimming lessons for children with a disability (from ages 3 – 18 years). The lessons operate during the four school terms
Sutherland Leisure Centre - Rainbow Club
Rainbow Club Australia
Cricket NSW – All Abilities
Cricket is a sport for all and at Cricket NSW programs for people with disabilities are called ‘All Ability’ programs. Cricket NSW All Abilities
All Abilities Cricket
Cricket is proudly dedicated to being A Sport for All. Cricket NSW programs for people with disabilities and/or special needs are called ‘All Ability’ programs.
There are a myriad of ways to get involved in playing cricket in your local region! Cricket NSW are always developing new programs and centres for all regions, so keep your eye out in your local area.
Our programs aim to grow disability participation at all levels from participation to coaches to administrators and officials.
All Ability cricket for elite cricketers
Every year Cricket NSW sends 3 teams to Cricket Australia’s, National Cricket Inclusion Championships which have traditionally been held in Geelong.
The three teams we send are:
- NSW Intellectual Disability team
- NSW Blind and Low Vision team
- NSW Deaf and Hard of Hearing team
AFL NSW/ACT is committed to supporting the rights of people with disabilities to actively engage in all aspects of Australian Football. AFL are committed to ensuring that opportunities to play the game are accessible to all.
Australian football has a strong history of leading and advocating positive and proactive change in community attitudes and social policy.
Accordingly the AFL is dedicated to making it easy for people of all abilities to participate in Australian football including playing, coaching, officiating and administrating the game.
AFL NSWACT All Abilities
AFL – All Abilities
The AFL All Abilities programs are set up to ensure people with disability across the country have the opportunity to participate in our great game. Whether that be learning how to play through NAB AFL Auskick, playing community football with your mates or representing your state or territory at a National Championships.
- National Inclusion Carnival
- National Wheelchair Championships
- Allplay Footy
- AFL Blind
- Get Involved
AFL NSW/ACT Disability Action Plan
Australian Football has the capacity to bring people and communities together like few others. Our game is inclusive, safe and fun – it can and should be enjoyed by everyone and AFL NSW/ACT is committed to making it accessible at every level.
AFL NSW/ACT Disability Action Plan has been created to ensure that we are providing genuine opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy all aspects of Australian Rules Football and share in its possibilities across NSW and ACT.
AFL Inclusion Carnival
The AFL National Inclusion Carnival is an annual representative carnival for athletes with an intellectual disability. The carnival not only gives some of Australia’s most talented footballers the chance to represent their State/Territory but is also an opportunity to showcase the significant abilities of footballers with an Intellectual Disability to the broader community.
AFL NSWACT All Abilities
NSW Rugby League has modified forms of Rugby League for people with all types of physical disability, Wheelchair Rugby League, Try Time Rugby League and NSW Physical Disability Rugby League.
NSW Rugby League Community
Sport NSW – Office of Sport
People with a Disability
Sport NSW People with a Disability