Participation opportunities

The School Sport Unit has a variety of opportunities for students with disability on offer in 2021. 

These include Boccia, Come-and-Try Athletics, Multi-Sport days and Ten Pin Bowling. 

Select the headings below to find out more about each opportunity, including dates, venues and links to registration forms.    


SSU Flags

The School Sport Unit, in partnership with Boccia NSW, invites schools to enter the 2021 NSW Public Schools Boccia Knockout.

Boccia is an exciting sport, inclusive of all students with disability and no formal sporting classification if required. 

Each school may enter one team, of up to 9 players, and play for the chance to progress through to the state final at Sydney Olympic Park in November 2021.

Dates and venues will be sent to schools early Term 2, once entries have been collated.

Entries have now closed. 

Every effort will be made to have teams participate as close to their own school as possible, with venue locations being determined by the number and geographical position of schools that enter.

Dates and times, will vary state wide, based on the weekly schedule of each host school.

If your school would be interested in hosting one of the Boccia events, please indicate so on entry form.

Boccia Flyer (PDF 508KB)

Boccia Entry form 

Boccia Knockout Manual (PDF 2231KB)

Boccia Ramp Blueprint (PDF 196KB)

  

 

Our Come-and-Try Athletics days, give students the opportunity to experience athletics, in an enjoyable, non-competitive setting. 

Students have the chance to participate in a variety of races on the track, as well as in field events.

These days also provide teachers with the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the sport of athletics, the classification process and multi-class pathways.

Formal sporting classification is not required.

Students must be turning 8 years of age or older in 2021 to participate in these days (Born in or prior to 2013). 

Come and Try Athletics Flyer (PDF 290KB)

Come and Try Athletics Entry Form 

 

2021 events and dates

Term 1 events
Area Location Date
Sydney                                                                Sydney Olympic Park Warm Up Track 30 March

 

Term 2 events
Area Location Date
Campbelltown - Intellectual day Campbelltown Athletics Centre 27 April
Campbelltown - Physical/sensory day Campbelltown Athletics Centre 4 May
South Coast - Nowra  Shoalhaven High School 6 May
Newcastle Fearnley Dawes Athletics Track 11 May
Central Coast Mingara Athletics Centre 12 May
Dubbo Barden Park Athletics Centre 1 June
Tamworth Tamworth Athletics Centre 2 June

 

General information

Cost: $5.00 per student (schools to pay via SAP upload).

Times: Arrive 9:30am. First event 10am. Finish 2pm.

Age Groups: 8 – 10yrs, 11 – 13yrs, 14 – 16yrs, 17+yrs (based on age student turns in 2021).

Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, Shot Put, Long Jump, Discus and Javelin.

Please note:  The Campbelltown event is split over two days. Day 1 for students with intellectual impairment and Day 2 for students with physical and/or sensory impairments. 

 Come Try Athletics photo

  

Multi-Sport Video

Multi-Sport days provide students with an opportunity to experience a variety of sports, modified to suit their needs.

State and national sporting associations support these events, delivering fun, inclusive and engaging activities to build students’ confidence and capacity in sport.

Students will be taken through a variety of skills, drills and modified games throughout the day in a non-competitive format.

Teachers are also upskilled, learning new ways of adapting their lessons and teaching, to make sport accessible for all.

 

Term 4 Multi-Sport registrations now open - register here

Please note: Term 4 schedule now includes the postponed Term 3 events. 

Cost: $5 per student (schools to pay via the Inter-school Journal process).

 

Term 4 2021 venues and dates

Term 4 events
Area Location Date
Ballina Ballina Indoor Sports Centre 2 Nov
Grafton Grafton PCYC 3 Nov
Coffs Harbour Sportz Central 4 Nov
Orange PCYC Orange 16 Nov
Dubbo Dubbo Sportsworld 17 Nov
Bathurst Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium 18 Nov
Northern Beaches NBISC 22 Nov
Maitland Maitland Federation Centre 23 Nov
Armidale Sport UNE - University New England 24 Nov
Tamworth Tamworth Sports Dome 25 Nov
Menai Menai Indoor Sports Centre 29 Nov
Newcastle Newcastle Basketball Stadium 30 Nov & 1 Dec
Blacktown Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope 3 Dec
Minto Minto Indoor Sports Centre 7 Dec
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Indoor Sports Stadium 7 Dec
Taree Saxby's Stadium 8 Dec
Goulburn Veolia Arena 8 Dec

 

 

   

 

In 2021, the School Sport Unit is introducing a new competition for students with disability, Ten Pin Bowling.

Ten Pin Bowling is an excellent sport for students with disability. By adapting the game to utilise lane bumpers and ramps as necessary, it ensures the game is inclusive of all. Formal sporting classification is not required.

Schools may enter one team of four bowlers, to compete against other local schools for the chance to progress to a regional final. The top three teams from each region will then progress to a state final in Term 4.

Dates and venues will be sent to schools early Term 2, once entries have been collated.

Entries have now closed. 

Every effort will be made to have teams participate as close to their own school as possible, with venue locations being determined by the number and geographical position of schools that enter.

Dates and times, will vary state wide, based on the weekly schedule of each individual ten pin bowling centre.

 

Ten Pin Bowling Flyer (PDF 307KB)

Ten Pin Bowling Entry Form

Ten Pin Bowling Rules (PDF 148KB)