Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Branch launch to enhance disabled sport opportunities in the Northern Territory

Branch launch to enhance disabled sport opportunities in the Northern Territory
September 27, 2019

Disability Sports Australia (DSA) has announced that it will be opening a Northern Territory Branch in late 2019.

Thanks to a partnership with, and generous support from, the Northern Territory Government, Disability Sports Northern Territory will help Territorians with a physical disability be more active more often.

Through partnering with local, territory and national organisations, Disability Sports Australia helps expand the range of sport and active recreation opportunities for people with a physical disability, to build capacity and engagement across the sport, health and disability sector.

This fosters collaboration to help connect people with a disability to sport and active recreation opportunities.

Announcing the move, DSA Chief Executive Jenni Cole stated "playing sport and being active is such a huge part of Australian life, yet people with a disability are far less active than their able-bodied peers.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to partner with sport, active recreation, disability and health organisations in the NT to ensure we are all working together to help people with a disability find and connect with sport and active recreation programs that suit them.”

Shane McCorkell, Director Governance and Sector Management, Sport and Active Recreation, NT Government, added “sport is incredibly important not only for good physical health but also mental wellbeing.

“Sport is a very social activity, and being involved in teams, clubs and recreational groups can provide benefits that reach further than just improved fitness levels. Sport is integral to the Territory way of life, and funding this role means there will be a person dedicated to helping more Territorians with a physical disability take part in sporting activities and be a part of the sporting community.”

DSA is currently recruiting for a Sport Coordinator for Disability Sports Northern Territory.

Announcing the process, Cole added “(we) look forward to working locally with partner organisations to ensure that what we deliver in the NT arises from local knowledge, and to meet locally identified needs, while bringing some of the learnings and resources from the nation as a whole to complement this."

Click here to visit the Sportspeople website to learn more about the Sport Coordinator position or to apply for the role.

Applications close 2nd October 2019.

Image used for illustrative purposes only.

Related Articles

4th February 2019 - Northern Territory Remote Communities receive Sporting Infrastructure Upgrades

18th December 2018 - Territory sport and recreation organisations to benefit from 2018/19 Grant Program

29th November 2018 - ESSA highlights the key role of physical activity in breaking down disability barriers

3rd December 2017 - Physical activity can play a key role in breaking down disability barriers

7th September 2016 - Report identifies barriers to disabled Australians participating in sport

24th November 2015 - Australian landmarks to light up for International Day of People with Disability

19th November 2015 - Richard Amon moves to head Disability Sport & Recreation

4th December 2014 - The Cube breaks world record for International Disability Day

2nd August 2014 - Remote Northern Territory communities receive major recreational upgrades

2nd August 2013 - Swimming Australia seeks input to research on barriers to disabled swimming

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks


Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more




Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Sport



The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology


Tim Batt Water Solutions

Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology / Venues



We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business