Sport Partner

2020-12-29 04:12:07
A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are sitting on a gym floor indoors, each are holding a sports ball, and they are smiling and looking up at the camera.

Sport Partner programs are purposefully designed and delivered in partnership with National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) to offer students a progression from the Playing for All programs into more sport-specific games and activities.

Each of the sport-specific programs offered is an adapted version of an NSO’s current Sporting Schools product, or a new offering that has been specifically designed for delivery in special education environments.

Programs are delivered via a network of suitably trained coaches, with additional support and resources provided by Special Olympics Australia to ensure they can confidently deliver to students with an intellectual disability and autism.

Special Olympics Australia is currently working with these organisations to offer Sport Partner programs:

  • AFL NSW/ACT (only available in NSW)
  • Athletics Australia
  • Cricket Australia
  • Football Australia
  • Golf Australia
  • Gymnastics Australia
  • NRL
  • Rugby Australia
  • Table Tennis Australia
  • Tennis Australia
  • Tenpin Bowling Australia

Booking a Sport Partner program

Please visit the Sporting Schools website to apply for a grant. Once approved, simply enter the Sporting Schools booking system to review and select one of the Sport Partner packages on offer.

When your booking request is received, Special Olympics Australia and the respective NSO will work together to confirm and arrange delivery of your program.

The Snapshot

  • Suitable from Year 3 to Year 12* (only up to Year 8 in Sporting Schools)
  • Session times are between 30 and 60 minutes
  • Program length varies between sport partners from 4 to 10 sessions
  • Costs vary between sport partners and programs can be delivered through Sporting Schools