Disability Sports Australia has announced a roadmap for 2023-26 that outlines a more inclusive, diverse, and supportive sporting environment for Australians with disability.

This blueprint for the future aims to connect the disability sports and active recreation landscape in Australia to ensure people of all abilities have equal access to opportunities, resources, and support.

DSA chair Dr Phil Hamdorf said the plan outlines how sports can serve as a catalyst for positive societal change. 

The five key pillars of the strategy are:  

  • Advocacy: The organisation will continue to raise awareness about disability sports and advocate for increased accessibility and support in all sporting environments. 
  • People, Culture & Systems: The plan prioritises best practice and a positive environment where employees and internal stakeholders are empowered and valued. 
  • Programs and Delivery: DSA will focus on creating and developing evidence-based and inclusive pathways for individuals with disability to participate, engage, and remain involved in sports and active recreation.  
  • Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement: DSA seeks to establish and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, sports organisations, and corporate entities, to drive positive change and secure the resources needed to support people with disability to be active. 
  • Financial Stability: DSA aims to diversify its revenue streams, reduce reliance on government funding and secure funding and resources for major projects. 

For more information about DSA and the strategic plan, visit: www.sports.org.au/strategic-plan