Sports CONNECT Queensland Education

Sports CONNECT Queensland Education

The Sports CONNECT Queensland Education program provides a support structure to increase opportunities for people with a disability to get involved in sport and active recreation at the level of their choice. Through inclusive training, resources and an ongoing support network for all members of the community, participants can improve their confidence, knowledge and skills to create better opportunities for people with a disability to access sport and active recreation.

Workshops are tailored to an organisation or group and can be booked by:

  • Sport and recreation organisations/clubs
  • Disability service providers
  • Multi-activity providers
  • Fitness providers
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Government

Download our Sports CONNECT Queensland Education workshop fact sheet for more information.

Booking a workshop

Contact us on the details below to discuss your organisation’s workshop needs and to obtain a workshop proposal. The cost of a workshop depends on the duration, location and the number of presenters required.

Photo of a group of people participating in a game at a Sports CONNECT workshop

Workshops for individuals

Individuals can register for our free ‘Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity’ workshops as part of the Queensland Government’s Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program (GAQAP). Download the Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity workshop details. To find out when and where the workshops are being held and to register, visit the GAQAP website.

Upcoming Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity workshops: 

Embracing 2018 Commonwealth Games Legacy Program workshops

As part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy Program, the Association will work in conjunction with the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Services regional staff in Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane and South East Queensland to build capacity for inclusion in sporting club communities in the second half of 2017.

‘Inclusive Clubs’ workshops will assist local sport volunteers and staff to develop an understanding of current trends impacting the disability sector with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the opportunity this presents for their sport.

Participants will explore what it means to be a welcoming and inclusive sport and recognise the benefits of ensuring that their clubs are representative of the communities in which they sit. Sporting personnel will have the opportunity to explore partnerships with the disability and education sectors leading to potential transition points for people with a disability to connect with their sport. 

To find out more information and register for these free workshops see:

  • Inclusive Clubs, Brisbane and South East Queensland, Tuesday 24 October, 9.30am-1.30pm: FILLING UP FAST – Register TODAY! – for regional sports associations and local club representatives. This is a two-part professional development opportunity, with a follow up focus group being held for participants to return for peer feedback and mentoring six weeks after the initial workshop (Tuesday 5 December). To gain the most out of the program, participants are encouraged to commit to both opportunities.  

Suggested resources

Click here for disability education resources available through the Australian Sports Commission. Click here to view the latest community engagement and education news (previously the DE news).

For more information about Sports CONNECT Queensland Education or to discuss/book a workshop, contact the Community Engagement and Education Manager at our Brisbane office or email.

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