Sports for students with disabilities FAQs

Find answers to our frequently asked questions regarding Sports for students with disabilities.

For all information regarding sports for students with disabilities go to Disability and Participation from the School Sport home page and select Opportunities for students with disabilities.

 

  • Multi-Sport days – One and Two-day events held in each regional association
  • Boccia – NSW Public Schools Boccia Championships
  • Athletics come and try days
  • Representative sport pathway – Athletics, Cross Country, and Swimming

Search the calendar or find events using the blue filter bar to refine your search or contact your region sporting association for more information in your area.

 

     Opportunities for students with disabilities page – find events

  1. Select Disability and Participation on the school sport home page.
  2. Select Opportunities for students with disabilities.
  3. Select Find events for students with disabilities search tool. This will bring you to the Events list for students with disabilities.
  4. Use the blue filter to further refine your search.

Note: If you are looking for Multi-Sport days Type ‘Multi sport’ into the search box above the event list (this does not work in the calendar)

 

Opportunities for students with disabilities page – calendar

  1. Select Disability and Participation on the school sport home page.
  2. Select Opportunities for students with disabilities.
  3. Select View calendar. This will bring you to the full calendar with opportunities for students with disabilities.
  4. Use the blue filter to further refine your search.

Through the representative school sport calendar

Note: In the calendar ‘events for students with disabilities’ are magenta in colour. See calendar legend.

  1. Select view full sport calendar
  2. Using the blue filter above the calendar:
    1. Sports – Select inside the Select Sports section, begin typing ‘disabilities’ and select the option ‘Sport exclusively for students with disabilities. This will automatically update the calendar below. These events will be magenta in colour.
    2. Association/program - (Only use if you know the host association) Select the region from the drop-down.
    3. Un-tick the Professional Learning, National/International events, and state events.
    4. Use the filter to further refine your search

Through representative school sport find events

  1. Select Find events on the School Sport/Representative School Sport pages (or on an association page)
  2. Using the blue filter above the events list:
    1. From Term – Select the appropriate term from and term to
    2. Sport – Begin typing ‘disabilities’ and select the option ‘Sport exclusively for students with disabilities. This will automatically update the list below.
    3. Scroll until you find the event you are looking for.
    4. Use the filter to further refine your search

 

 

For all information regarding classification go to the Sport for students with disabilities home page and select Competitive sport.

Students and parents should contact their school sports organiser to discuss their participation in multi-sport days, boccia and as well as in the representative school sport pathway in order to identify processes to access the zone and regional championships.

 

The classification system groups athletes with similar impairments into categories for competition. It allows athletes with an impairment equal opportunities to compete and be successful in sport.

Classification systems vary across different sports.

To compete in Multi-Class events each athlete must undergo a sport-specific classification assessment and hold a classification class.

For more information visit our classification page

 

Multi sports days provide an opportunity for students to be introduced to a variety of sports. The days are held throughout the state and during the day students are allocated to groups and experience playing different sports. Usually students participate in four or five sports for periods of up to 40 minutes. The days are well supported by state and national sporting associations, and it is hoped that following the day students will be encouraged to participate further in sport.