Supporting active goals for people with a disability

About Sporting Wheelies

 

 

Our Purpose

We make active lives possible.

Vision

Every  Queenslander with a disability will have opportunities to live a more active and healthy life.

Mission

Engage, empower and develop people with a disability to live a more healthy, active and fulfilled life of their choosing.

 

Our Board of Directors and CEO

Amanda Mather CEO

Sporting Wheelies CEO Amanda Mather has a glowing history of helping Australians. With a career in healthcare spanning over 25 years, she is passionate about creating a positive community for everybody. Amanda brings to Sporting Wheelies a background in the government, commercial and healthcare sectors. Taking on roles from public relations, marketing, and change management to planning, policy and product development, Amanda brings her experience to improving the opportunities for people with disabilities.

Meet our Board​

Anna Littleboy (Chair)

As the new Chair of our organisation, Anna brings with her extensive experience, having contributed to numerous boards, advisory committees, working parties and expert panels. As CSIRO’s Research Director, Anna is an experienced leader, specialising in strategy, foresight and risk for the resource sector. Having lived experience of disability within the workplace, Anna understands the duty of care within organisations.

Sandie Angus

Sitting on numerous Boards in the disability and sporting sectors, Sandie provides extensive experience to the Board. Sandie displays strong leadership qualities, being part of multiple mentoring programs. Having experience with legal, governance and risk management, Sandie is a valuable member to the Board.

Gary Linton

As a professional CEO/Managing Director with over 30 years’ experience successfully managing and growing a diverse range of companies in Professional Services and System Integration, Gary provides a wealth of knowledge to the Board. Gary is a founder and Managing Director of Linton Howard, Non-Executive Director/Chairman of companies in the education, IT, financial services and construction sectors, providing invaluable experience to the Board.

Andrew Weeden

Focusing on financial oversight, risk, compliance and strategic issues and initiatives, Andrew has a vast array of experience working on Boards. Andrew has national and international experience in the IT, technology, professional services, financial services and resource sectors. With over 25 years’ experience at PwC, Andrew provides broad knowledge of potential issues in commercial and finance areas.

Michael Johnson

With experience in the international Asian markets, Michael provides experience sitting on multiple national and international Boards. Michael has interest in trade, tourism and financial services, however, is particularly passionate across the sporting, cultural and entertainment sectors.

Elaine Jobson

Elaine Jobson is a Fitness Industry veteran having spent 23 years in executive positions working for a number of the large fitness brands. Her roles have taken her all over the globe having worked in Asia, Europe, South Africa and now Australia.

She is best known for teaming up with well-known industry entrepreneurs including Mike Balfour OBE -Founder of Fitness First, Sir Richard Branson owner of Virgin Active South Africa and now Brendon Levenson founder of Jetts Fitness.

Having previously won the Deloitte Best Company to work in South Africa, Elaine is passionate about building successful companies through great cultures and growing exceptional Leaders.

Annual Report

Find out more about Sporting Wheelies and our achievements

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Membership

Sporting Wheelies is a membership organisation. Association membership is open to everyone – people with a disability, family members, friends, supporters and volunteers. Everyone is welcome!

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Join our Team

Current Opportunities

 

​Business Solutions and Supporter Relations Officer

We have a great opportunity for an Business Solutions and Customer Supporter to join our team on a full-time basis to be the first point of contact for Sporting Wheelies.

About you

Your warm telephone manner coupled with your exceptional time management skills will put you in good stead as you will be required to provide exceptional customer/ sales assistance to our supporters along with carrying out administration and accounting support across Sporting Wheelies multiple departments. We are seeking candidates with a can do attitude who will work in well with our new team who will be a key player in developing and maintaining effective partnerships with a broad cross section of internal and external stakeholders.

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​Experienced Physiotherapist

We are expanding our team and looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our highly regarded Health and Fitness centre based in Albion, Brisbane.

This position will be responsible for independent assessment, case management and delivery of exercise therapy services to clients with a wide variety of disabilities including spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, and other neuromuscular conditions.  Make your mark on this exciting role working with other health professionals ensuring the progression of client goals.

    Apply 

    Raising the Bar

    Casual positions available for our new Raising the Bar Program.

    We are seeking to employ at least 25 Queenslanders living with a disability as Game Changers to create awareness and empowerment amongst the community.

    Location: Various locations throughout Queensland.

    For more information and a copy of the position description, please contact Raising the Bar, on (07) 3253 3333 today.

    Student Placements

    Sporting Wheelies actively supports Queensland Universities programs in research and training undergraduate students. In the past year students from 6 Universities have received valuable practical experience at Sporting Wheelies.

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