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Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association (promotional video)

This video was prepared by participants in Volunteering Queensland’s Queensland University of Technology International Student Volunteer Initiative.

The QUT International Student Volunteer Initiative links students with organisations so they can gain work experience in their field of study.
The seven students – including four studying film, media and advertising – gained valuable career skills and an insight into sport for people with disabilities.

Why support us

This video was prepared by members of Laing O’Rourke’s ‘Young Guns’ leadership program, as part of their business development project in support of the Association.

The video encourages new corporate sponsors and supporters to get behind the Association and its members. It includes footage from the 2015 Queensland Wheelchair Basketball Championships, ‘The Classics’. Our thanks to all the members and featured sponsor Anthony de Stefani (Allclear Print and Signs) for taking part in the video!

2015 – a year in review

A snapshot of some of the highlights of the Association’s sport, recreation, fitness and rehabilitation, and community engagement and education programs in 2015.

The video celebrates Queenslanders with a disability living active, healthy lives and achieving their sporting dreams.

Gold Choice Art Union stories – Karni Liddell

This short promotional video for the Association’s Gold Choice Art Union tells the story of Association member Karni Liddell, and the life-changing effects of her participation in sport and healthy activity since her early childhood. The Gold Choice Art Union has been helping to support Queensland children and adults with a disability since 1987.

Hammer’s Targa Challenge – man on a mission

This video tells the story of Alan Hammer’s mission to raise awareness and funds for the Association’s programs and services – by taking part in the grueling Targa Tasmania car rally.

Hammer is the first Targa rally driver with a spinal cord injury to use wireless accelerator technology so that he can drive with both hands on the wheel. Check it out and help him reach his target!

Profile: Wheelchair Rugby

Speed. Agility. Determination.Teamwork. Wheelchair rugby is one of the most popular wheelchair sports in the world, and the only full contact sport.

This video features action from the 2014 Queensland Wheelchair Rugby Championships (The Bash), hosted by the Association, and interviews with Queensland players Ryan Scott, Michael Ozanne and Cameron Carr.

The video was prepared by participants in Volunteering Queensland’s Queensland University of Technology International Student Volunteer Initiative.

Profile: Wheelchair Rugby

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Totally Wild reporter Alex Battye finds out the skills, stamina and equipment required for wheelchair rugby. He talks to key Queensland players Chris Bond and Michael Ozanne during training with team mates in Brisbane.

“Totally Wild” is a Network 10 children’s show. The show was awarded the Association’s Paul Bodington Media Award in 2014.

Totally Wild Video Screenshot Wheelchair Rugby

Profile: Goalball

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Totally Wild reporter Alex Battye talks to Sean and Katja about why they love goalball, a team sport for people with vision impairment. Alex straps on some elbow and knee guards and goggles, gets some throwing tips from nine-year-old Sean and has a go!

“Totally Wild” is a Network 10 children’s show. The show was awarded the Association’s Paul Bodington Media Award in 2014.

Totally Wild Video Screenshot Goalball

Profile: Football

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Football (soccer) is a great sport for all ages and abilities. Australian representative Jarrod Larkins-Law introduces this “Totally Wild” segment about Paralympic (7-a-side) football and talks to reporter Alex Battye about the rules, the influence of his dad Jay and the inclusive program at Westside Football Club.

“Totally Wild” is a Network 10 children’s show. The show was awarded the Association’s Paul Bodington Media Award in 2014.

Totally Wild Video Screenshot Football

Profile: Cameron Carr (wheelchair rugby)

“Be strong enough to say no.”

Paralympic wheelchair rugby player Cameron Carr talks about the car accident that changed his life and encourages young people to use alcohol responsibly as part of the Australian Government’s ‘Be the Influence’ campaign (tacklingbingedrinking.gov.au).

Carr is a ‘Be the Influence’ Paralympic Ambassador through the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Profile: Corey’s Story (wheelchair basketball)

Young Indigenous player Corey Lawton talks about the impact of wheelchair basketball on his life and his sporting achievements playing with the Frenchville Rockwheelers and at national level.

The video includes interviews with his coach, trainers, fellow players and family members. Corey’s aim is to be a motivational speaker and inspire others to achieve their dreams.

Profile: Paul Gooda (wheelchair basketball)

Rockhampton player Paul Gooda talks about the car accident as a 19-year-old that changed his life, his introduction to wheelchair basketball through Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and his passion for the sport as a member of the Frenchville Rockwheelers.

Profile: Chris Bond (Brisbane wheelchair rugby player)

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In 2005 as a 19-year-old, Chris was rushed to hospital with a rare form of leukaemia and a devastating infection. He lost both legs, his left hand and most of the fingers on his right hand “but that never stopped me…I just started a new chapter in my life.”

Chris discovered his passion for wheelchair rugby and has become one of the key members of the Australian Steelers.

This video was prepared as part of a promotional series that screened on ABC-TV prior to the London Paralympic Games. Chris and his team went on to win Australia’s first Paralympic gold medal for wheelchair rugby in London.

Chris Bond Video Screenshot

Profile: Abebe Fekadu (Brisbane powerlifter)

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Abebe (‘Abba’) Fekadu admits that his home country of Ethiopia is better known for producing world-class runners rather than powerlifters, but that hasn’t stopped him from achieving his sporting dreams.

The remarkable story behind his selection for two Paralympic Games wearing the green and gold is inspiring. In Abebe’s words “Always I believe tomorrow is a better day.”

This video was prepared as part of a promotional series that screened on ABC-TV prior to the London Paralympic Games.

Abebe Fekadu Video Screenshot
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