Sport Access Foundation’s 2019 grants are now live! We’re excited to offer even more grants than ever this season. Make sure to head on over to our website to access those grants. Keep updated by checking all of our social media’s and subscribing to our mailing list via our website. We’re excited to kick things off for 2019! .. #SportAccessFoundation #SportForAll #AussieKids #Inclusion #Disability #parasport #sportequipment #sportingchance #SportAustralia #childrenwithdisability #SportAccess #Paralympic #SportDonations #DonatetoSport #SportingDreams #SportingHeroes
We recently caught up with our 2017 Sport Access Foundation recipient, Jasmine Hose. . Jasmine is an incredible young Australian who has not let her disability stop her achieving her goals in Athletics. . Since being awarded the Sport Access Foundation grant, Jasmine competed in 2017 state championships and then qualified in December for the Athletics Australia National championships in Adelaide. . In 2018, Jasmine had two operations at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. One was for a bone graft in her foot, while the second was for work on her hamstring and calf muscles. . Even after these challenging surgeries, Jasmine continued to work hard through her rehab and is preparing herself to be fit and ready for the 2019/2020 athletic year. . We encourage strong and determined young athletes likes Jasmine to apply for our 2019 grants, opening on the 3rd of May. . Sport Access Foundation is always impressed by the willpower our recipients show, and are always looking to meet more people like Jasmine. . To know more about our upcoming grants head over to our website and subscribe to our mailing list! Image Description: . Photo 1: Jasmine smiling holding her dog that she was gifted from the Starlight Foundation. . Photo 2: A photo of Jasmine along with speech bubbles giving basic information and why she had applied for the Sport Access Foundation. . . . . #SportAccessFoundation #AUSParalympics #cerebralpalsy #disability #running #StarlightFoundation
With our 2019 grants almost open, we caught up recently with one of our three 2017 recipients, Ruby Sutherland. Ruby was awarded a grant to be able to purchase her own rowing Skull and oars. Her new equipment allowed her to excel in Para-Rowing, and she is now a studying at the Australian Catholic University under an elite athlete scholarship. Not only is Ruby working hard towards her sporting career, she is also working towards a Bachelor of Education - Inclusive Studies part-time. Ruby will be competing in the upcoming Uni Games. Sport Access Foundation is proud of Ruby's determination to achieve her goals in sport and her studies. To learn more about our grants, subscribe to our emails via our website in the bio. 2019 Sport Access Foundation grants will open on Friday 3 May. Image Description: Ruby Sutherland out on the water rowing. #aussiekids #SportAcessFoundation #disability #Para-Rowing #aculife #unigames #paraathletics #paralympics
Sport Access Foundation would like to acknowledge the Federal Government's announcement for the commencement of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability, including children. We would like to acknowledge the work and tireless advocacy of many people living with a disability, their communities and also Senator Jordan Steele-John to lobby for a Royal Commission. You can read more details on the Royal Commission via the Attorney General's office. Here is the link as a reference: : https://www.ag.gov.au/DisabilityRoyalCommission
Big congratulations to @dayna.crees who today became the National Champion in Javelin at the 2019 Australian Track & Field championships at Sydney Olympic Park. Dayna was one of our three 2018 grant recipients. We’re so proud of you Dayna and all of your hard work has paid off! Sport Access Foundation is proud to support young Australians like Dayna achieve their goals. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming 2019 grants! • • • Image Description: Dayna Crees laughing at the 2019 Australian Track & Field Championships. • • • #SportAccessFoundation #aussiekids #disability #paraathletics #paralympics #athleticsaustralia #ThisIsAthletics #SydneyOlympicPark
We love today’s @google #doodles and thanks to @jonathangoerlach for sharing this on his Instagram post. It is a tribute to the Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake. His invention -- the Tenji block -- changed the way the visually impaired interact with the world. 😊🙏🇯🇵
Our newest Board Member, Morgan Lander, has a special message for this great day, International Women's Day. Morgan and the team at Sport Access Foundation are so proud of what our young girls who have applied for SAF grant have achieved. Our goal at SAF is to ensure our young girls living with a disability know they can achieve and aspire to achieve their true potential. Happy International Women’s Day! Transcript of video: Yet today is no ordinary Friday though, today is March 9th 2019, International Women’s Day and this day has been celebrated for over 100 years now! The theme for 2019 is ‘Balance For Better’ and aims to promote a better balance in society for women and men, girls and boys. I’m so proud of all the young girls who have applied for Sports Access Foundation grants and what they have achieved so far. Our goal at Sports Access Foundation is to ensure all young girls, living with a disability, know there are absolutely no limits to what they can achieve, and they continue to dream big. “Happy international women’s day!” #BalanceForBetter #InternationalWomensDay #IWD #IWD2019
Every year we have more children with disabilities apply for our sporting grants. There is a huge need to support children and their famillies with the additional cost to participate in sport. We are proud to announce we will be offering 10 more grants in 2019. Subscribe to our email via our website in the bio for all the updates on grants which will open early May. #sportaccessfoundation #sportforall #aussiekids
It’s nearly footy season for many of our young ones! Play it safe and make ‘inclusive’ part of your team motto 😊🇦🇺 #wheelchairrugby #inclusivesport #sportforall #sportaccess
Love this video of one of our 2018 grant recipients @daynaa.crees preparing for her state titles this weekend. Best of luck Dayna! 😊💪🏼🇦🇺 #Para-athletics #parasport #sportaccessfoundation #sportforall
Sport Access Foundation supports Senator Jordon Steel-John to call for a royal commission into the disability services sector. People with a disability including children deserve their own separate and dedicated pathway for the investigation of issues of neglect and abuse. Sport Access Foundation is committed to improving the well being and confidence of children with a disability through sports participation.
Leonie, mum of Sarah who thanks to all of you received a $50 Christmas sporting gift (given to our 2018 applicants who missed out on a grant), emailed the following: “A Huge thanks to Sport Access Foundation for their donation towards Sarah’s swimming development. Sarah was able to purchase herself a new set of swim paddles and put the rest towards her nominations to compete at the State Sprints. Swimming has proven to be essential in keeping Sarah’s lungs as clear as possible and to keep her muscles & body moving. It provides her with important social interaction, gives her a challenge, and most importantly, brings her immense joy. Thank you @katiekelly2013 @sportaccessfdn for helping to support Sarah’s journey.” See the next photo of the Christmas story we had of Sarah and we are so proud of how swimming has helped her on many levels.” #swimming #aussiekids#activekids #swimmingpaddles #swim #aussiesports #moveaustralia #disabilitysport #sportsforall #sportaccess
@finn_broadbent one of our 2018 grant recipients competed recently in the @cruyfffoundation Junior Masters in France. This is an invite only event for the top 8 ranked boys in the world (and top 4 ranked girls). Well done Finn! 🇦🇺💪🏼🎾 #tennis #wheelchairtennis
It's been a big week for all our young Aussies after the start of 2019 school year. Best of luck to all of you for the year ahead - and wherever you are and whatever your goals, have a ball! #SportAccess #SportforAll #SportAustralia #GoalBall #WheelchairTennis #Paralympicsports #Paralympics #AussieKids #GetActive #Accessibility #Diversity #inclusion
We were so honoured to be the chosen charity of @starfishfitness 100 x 100m Aussie Day Swim challenge. To raise $1260 for #SportAccessFoundation through your members is incredible and a true testament to the goodwill and generosity of all of you. Big congrats to all 57 swimmers for reaching a total of 160km! Thank you, and happy Australia Day weekend.
Good luck to all our international wheelchair tennis stars playing these next few days in Melbourne for the Australian Open. So many great role models for your Australian children living with a disability and tennis is such an inclusive sport! #tennis #australianopen #wheelchairtennis #australiadayweekend #australiaday #ninenow #nine
We loved seeing the @albatrossnippers1 at Nobby's Beach SLC, founded by Nick Marshall. His program gives kids with disabilities an opportunity to learn surf skills and simply to have fun at the beach. Nick shared his learnings on how we can make our beaches more accessible for all Aussies. It's a great blog - visit our website in the bio and go to News. @slsaustralia
It's the best time of the year - the summer holidays. It's also the time we need to stay diligent, and keep safe in the water. Always swim between the flags, wear sunblock and enjoy each day with your time with your friends and family!