Let’s Talk Events’ Regional Disability Expos are being held in regional communities along the Queensland coast in 2019 and we are proud to be the auspicing partner. These unique events are aimed at making it easier for regional Australian families, carersand people with disabilities to find the support, productsandservices they need to help them make informed decisions and improve their quality of life.
Over the lastmonth we have chatted with people with disabilities, their families and a range of service providers in Townsville (17 May), Hervey Bay (31 May) and Rockhampton (14 June) about how to make active goals accessible for everyone.
Thanks to our members and volunteers who showcased sports such as boccia, wheelchair basketball andgoalball. It’s been a great response so far with lots of interest!
The Expos are coming to more locations in the coming months:
Thursday 5 September – Sunshine Coast
Friday 13 September – Mackay
Friday 18 October – Toowoomba
Come along and join in the fun! Click here to find out more.
Thirty-eight of Australia’s best Wheelchair Rugby players were in Brisbane for the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby BASH, held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall 7-9 June 2019.
With both Victoria and New South Wales sending full teams we were able to hold an elite state vs state series of matches; as well as the traditional development games; which allows new and developing players to get a taste of rugby at the next level. The full Queensland Cyclones squad was split into 2 teams (Maroon and Silver) to make a 4 team series.
After a fullround-robin the GIO NSW Gladiators defeated Victoria Protect Thunder for 3 rd places, whilst in the Championship game Queensland Silver defeated Queensland Maroon.
Individual award winners for the weekend were:
Best New Talent: Ryan Boyd (Qld)
Tournament MVP: Zak Madell (Qld Silver)
All Star 4: Chris Bond 3.5 (Qld Maroon)
Andrew Edmondston 2.0 (NSW)
Richard Voris 1.5 (NSW)
Rob Trinder 1.0 (Qld Silver)
We would like to thank all of our amazing volunteers, referees, mechanics and support staff for such a great job to ensure the event ran smoothly.
We are looking forward to the 2019 GIO Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships to be held in Sydney 27-30 June 2019. If you would like to show your support for the Queensland Cyclones, supporter T-Shirts are available for order online here.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Sport and Recreation Association of Queensland Inc, for the year ended 31 January 2019, will be held at 60 Edmondstone Road, Bowen Hills at 6.30pm on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
Nominations for positions on the Association Board are hereby called for and should be made on the nomination form attached. Nominations must be received by the Secretary by close of business on 3 July 2019. The names of all nomination will be displayed on the Health and Fitness Centre notice board from 10 July 2019.
Members who are unable to attend can participate via teleconferencing. Details to be advised. Please note: only financial members are entitled to vote.
Members and supporters of the Association are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and partake in light refreshments afterwards.
Give us a call on (07) 3253 3333 to reserve your place, or click the image below to RSVP via email.