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 Sport Inclusion Australia. In the case of children under the age of 18 years who are defined within this category, it is permissible for the parent / guardian to hold the concession card on their behalf. The All Abilities subsidised cost for the 2023 season is $38.00
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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 Shield which is a national tournament for players with an intellectual disability. Please find more information about the programs and events below.
In a first for Netball NSW, at this years HART Senior State Titles we will be introducing the All Abilities State Challenge.
Set to be played on Sunday, 11 June at Newcastle Netball Association, entry is open to all Netball NSW Affiliated Associations and Associations affiliated to other Member Organisations.
The Netball NSW Schools Cup All Abilities Division is a state-wide event for primary and secondary students 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
All Abilities Carnivals are run throughout the year, hosted by Ku-ring-gai Netball Association and Manly Warringah Netball Association and this years sees the introduction of Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association. There is also an All-Inclusive Netball Carnival run by Newcastle Netball Association which has an All Abilities Division.
Dates for 2023 All Abilities Carnivals to be added below once confirmed.
The Marie Little 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.
NSW has enjoyed great success in recent years, and are the reigning champions after an undefeated run in the tournament which was held in October 2022.
To be eligible to trial for the Marie Little Shield squad, players must meet the National Eligibility criteria as defined by Sport Inclusion Australia and provide their Sport Inclusion Australia number. More information about the criteria can be found on Sport Inclusion Australia’s website here. Players intending to trial must also be a registered member of Netball NSW through their Club and/or Association prior to the trials.
Player Nominations for 2023 are now closed.
Activate Inclusion Sport Days (AISD) are hosted by Sport NSW and Disability Sport Australia 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.
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This FREE Multisport event is for people with any type of disability to try new sports and make new friends in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.
Run by the Cerebral Palsy Sporting and Recreation Association, it aims to encourage both sporting and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with cerebral palsy and associated conditions. Focusing on enabling social inclusion and enjoyment through sport, whether it’s just for fun or to pursue sport at a competitive level.
For more information on All Abilities Netball, please contact Jenny Moroney, Growth & Innovation Manager firstname.lastname@example.org