Happy International Day of People with a Disability!

Today, Thursday 3 December, is the International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD); an initiative which is celebrated annually on the same date.

IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally, and aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

At Netball NSW, we are passionate about our sport and working with our community to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for people from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our wonderful game.

Netball NSW is committed to working with Associations to address the barriers to participation through specific strategies and targeted programs at the local level that provide opportunities for those new to the sport to participate in fair, safe and inclusive environments.

Whether that is by holding FREE information days regarding our All Abilities programs, or information on how Schools, Clubs and Association can become more inclusive by offering specialised programs and/or competitions for players with a disability.

Our Community Engagement programs work to initiate partnerships and build capacity to encourage long term involvement of diverse communities as Netball players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans.

For more information on Netball NSW’s All Abilities programs, workshops and events, please visit our Community Engagement page or contact Laura Abrahams, Community Engagement Coordinator, on (02) 9951 5000 during business hours or email labrahams@netballnsw.com.