Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Engaging "Outsiders" in Sports: Call for Participation

Sport Access Foundation

Griffith University in partnership with SAF would you like to share your experience with an Australian Research Council Funded Research Project to Improve Sport Participation benefits from the Brisbane 2032 Games.

Griffith University are looking for up to 7 girls/young women/non-binary people with disability who are interested in sharing their experiences and gaining experience and skills in communication, advocacy, and leadership through the project over several years.

The project, titled ‘Outsiders in Sport: Co-creating an inclusive mega-sport event legacy’, aims to explore the ways girls, women and non-binary people from different backgrounds can help shape the legacy outcomes of the upcoming 2032 Games (and hopefully also inform future event planning as well!). This project funded by Griffith University is using the term ‘outsiders’ to address everyone who are interested in engaging in sport beyond and outside of those who have historically been at the centre of sports.

The 3-year research project being led by researchers at Griffith University (funded by the Australian Research Council), Adele Pavlidis, Simone Fullagar, Millie Kennelly, and Diti Bhattacharya.

Criteria for participation:

  • Young girls, women and non-binary people (aged 14 – 25 years) with lived experience of disability
  • Be interested in contributing your ideas to supporting others with disability to be more engaged in sport
  • Able to commit time to the project (approximately 1 day per month)
  • Have access to a computer (for video calls) or also can attend Griffith University campus (Gold Coast) for activities
  • Willingness to share on social media (to get the ideas out there!)
  • Willingness to try some creative ways of expressing ideas

What Griffith University can provide:

  • Support worker payments if needed
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage with professionals in sport to have your ideas heard
  • Ongoing mentoring with researchers in the project
  • Fun and creative ways to express yourself
  • Travel expenses paid

To learn more or express your interest please email Dr Adele Pavlidis at   


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