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Richard Amon moves to head Disability Sport & Recreation
City of Casey Sport and Leisure Manager Richard Amon has moved to take on a new role as Chief Executive of Disability Sport & Recreation.
Commenting on his move, Amon stated “after nearly 11 years in local government I’m very excited to be able to announce that I have been appointed to the role of CEO for Disability Sport & Recreation.
“Disability Sport & Recreation is a unique organisation at the intersection of sport and active recreation, disability and health, serving the more than one million Victorians with disability, their families and the community.
“I’m thoroughly looking forward to working towards uniting these very different sectors, so people with disability are empowered to become more physically active, enjoy greater social connection and have more freedom of choice.
“My time at the City of Casey has been most rewarding and I am very proud of the many achievements that have been delivered through collaboration with a passionate and hard working staff team helped by many other stakeholders from various industries.
“I am confident that I can leave with the City of Casey highly regarded for its work in the areas of sport and leisure.”
Amon added that he is looking forward to “making a contribution to the goals and vision for Disability Sport & Recreation as we continue our important work in improving the health outcomes of all Victorians with disability.”
Amon (pictured below) replaces Rob Anderson whose role at Disability Sport & Recreation changes after seven years of being Chief Executive. Anderson is now a Director of the organisation.
Commenting on his departure, Anderson wrote “I am still passionate about making sport and recreation equitable for all Victorians with disability, so I will continue to advocate for greater opportunities, access and autonomy.
“We have achieved a huge amount in what is a short period in the life and history of this organisation. It has evolved from Wheelchair Sports Victoria to become the peak sport and recreation body for all Victorians with disability.
“We have strengthened the future of adaptive sports by aligning them more closely with their mainstream counterparts. We will continue to work with all service providers on the delivery, development and promotion of mainstream and adaptive sporting opportunities, so that more people with disability can enjoy the health benefits physical activity brings.”
Disability Sport & Recreation is currently in the process of staging a range of events, including:
• Events in Melbourne’s Federation Square in December linked with World Disability Day on 3rd December, celebrating opportunities for people with disability to be involved in sport and recreation.
• An annual fundraising cycle tour in Asia each year known as Cycle Power.
For more information on Disability Sport & Recreation go to www.dsr.org.au
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