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!
A Christmas message from Col Pearce, National swim champ and one of our inaugural 2017 grant recipients. Thanks for your support Col! We are in the final days of our Christmas campaign to give the 96 applicants who missed out on a 2018 sporting grant a $50 gift. Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us support kids like Col to achieve their sporting dreams. Donate now via our website in the bio. #GiveSmallDreamBig @harveynormanau @tagzartdesign #King&WoodMallesons #BMDGroup #bluescope
Emily described in her application how everyday is a different day for her. She really enjoys Little Athletics and Soft Ball, and was selected to compete in the Special Olympics. This was a huge achievement for Emily and we thinks so too! Now she has her sights one day of making the Australian Paralympic Team. In the meantime Emily requires much more support than most children. She needs more 1:1 Coaching and the time and resources of the volunteers around her to keep her safe and engaged. It's easy to Donate! Click Donate now via Website in bio. We are aiming to raise $50 to give a Christmas Gift to each of the 96 applicants like Emily who missed out on a 2018 sporting grant. Thank you to #BMDGroup for helping us support kids like Emily achieve their sporting dreams. #GiveSmallDreamBig
Sarah has severe curvature of the spine and limited lung capacity. She’s endured multiple surgeries during her life. Swimming has not only helped Sarah to cope with her challenges, it has been a sport that she has excelled out. She's now competed at the National championships for three years in a row. With your help we can help Sarah achieve her sporting dreams fo represent Australia at the Paralympics. Funding will help cover uniform, event nominations, travel & accommodation costs to go to swim meets. We are aiming to raise $50 Christmas gift for Sarah and all our 96 applicants who missed out on a 2018 sporting grant. Share a little Christmas spirit to Sarah today. Donate now via Website in bio. Thanks to King & Wood Mallesons for helping us to share Sarah's story.
Recently we posted about Luke and here he is! Born with Autism, 11 year old Luke’s mum described how Luke has found his own independence and confidence in Pony Club. Luke needs help with 1:1 coaching fees and cost with the fees and transport to participate in pony club. With your donation, we are aiming to give $50 to Luke and all our 2018 applicants as a Christmas gift. Donate now via our website in the bio. #GIveSmallDreamBig Thanks to @harveynormanau for helping us to share Luke's story. #ponyclubaustralia
We might be bias but we think you’ll agree that this little QLDer is more courageous than any of those other famous sporting Queenslanders we know! At 4 years of age, on the family farm, Seanna was crushed under the tail gate of a horse float. This devastating event resulted in Seanna acquiring brain injury and significant hearing loss, and other underlying issues were discovered including Arnold Chiari Malformation and Klippel Fiel Syndrome. She would then require two spinal surgeries and the result is ongoing discomfort and much needed treatment and support to manage her conditions. Now 10 years old, Seanna loves swimming, has represented QLD at the national level as a multi class athlete. Thank you Seanna and Mum and Dad for allowing us to share your story. We admire your determination Seanna and are so proud of what you've achieved in swimming and coping with the discomfort of your spinal injuries. To the Sport Access Foundation supporters - we need your help to give Seanna and the other 96 applicants like her who missed out on a sporting grant, a little Christmas gift. We are aiming to give $50 to all 2018 applicants. This will go a long way to help with the additional cost these children with disability have to access sport. It's easy to donate - simply donate via our website in the bio. #givesmalldreambig