All Abilities Netball

All Abilities Membership

Your Club and/or Association can be more inclusive by offering the All Abilities Membership with Netball NSW. By offering the subsidised affiliation cost, you can help reduce the financial barrier to enable people with disability to be a part of our game. All Abilities Players are defined as any person who holds a valid concession card for a disability pension and/or a member of Sports Inclusion Australia. The All Abilities subsidised cost for the 2020 season is $30.82.

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All Abilities Programs & Events

There are multiple programs and events offered for people with disabilities to participate in Netball in NSW, which introduces more people to the sport and promotes the benefits of an active and social lifestyle.

These programs and events range from skills development clinics and interclub carnivals to representing NSW at the Marie Little OAM Shield which is a national tournament for players with an intellectual disability. Please find more information about the programs and events below.

Netball NSW Schools Cup All Abilities

The Netball NSW Schools Cup All Abilities Division is a state-wide event for primary and secondary in years 5 to 12 with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities.

The event, which is open to male and female students from Public, Private and Independent school systems allows students the opportunity to learn to play netball in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment.

All Abilities Netball Carnivals and Programs

There are two All Abilities Carnivals, hosted by Ku-ring-gai Netball Association and Manly Warringah Netball Association, which are run throughout the year. There is also an All-Inclusive Netball Carnival run by Newcastle Netball Association which has an All Abilities Division.

Netball NSW Associations delivering All Abilities Carnivals & Programs in 2020 will be added once programs are confirmed.

Marie Little OAM Shield

The Marie Little OAM Shield is an annual tournament that provides women with an intellectual disability the chance to compete at a National level. Named after disability netball pioneer, Marie Little OAM, the competition sees teams from each state compete.

Netball NSW has enjoyed great success in recent years, with our team crowned champions in four of the last five Marie Little OAM Shield tournaments.

Due to COVID-19, Netball Australia has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Marie Little OAM Shield. Netball NSW will be focused on coming back even stronger for the tournament in 2021.

Activate Inclusion Sports Days

Activate Inclusion Sport Days (AISD) are hosted by Sport NSW and aim to increase the awareness around opportunities for people with a disability and promote inclusion within the sports community. The AISD program provides adaptive sport and recreation programs to build core skills and confidence for sustainable physical activity.

Activate Inclusion Sports Days are held in regional and metro areas in NSW.

Upcoming dates for Activate Inclusion Sports Days with be added here when available.