Katie Kelly
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Our Founder, Katie Kelly OAM PLY is one of the inaugural ambassadors for the newly formed ASAPD

Sport Access Foundation

Our Founder, Katie Kelly OAM PLY is one of the inaugural ambassadors for the newly formed Australian Sporting Alliance for People with Disability (ASAPD).

As part of the National Sport Plan (Sport 2030), the Australian Government committed to sport and physical activity becoming more accessible to people with a disability. In September 2017, the Australian Sports Commission brought together leaders from across the disability sport sector to co-design a shared vision for the future of disability sport in Australia. From this workshop, the NSOD Project was created, and an Oversight Committee was established to guide the delivery of 16 key recommendations for the sector.

Since 2019, National Sporting Organisations for people with a Disability (NSOD’s) have collaborated to create a collective vision to represent the needs of individuals with a disability, impairment, or limitation throughout Australia.

The NSOD’s formed a key representative agency for sport and physical activity for people with a disability – the Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability, ASAPD.  

The NSOD’s involved represent lead organisations whose participant numbers, members and volunteers involve millions of people across Australia, and include:

  • Blind Sports Australia
  • Deaf Sports Australia
  • Disability Sports Australia
  • Disabled Wintersport Australia
  • Riding for the Disabled Australia
  • Special Olympics Australia
  • Sport Inclusion Australia
  • Transplant Australia

You can read more about ASAPD and also view Katie’s profile by clicking below.


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