The National Sport Inclusion Alliance (NSIA) was established by the Australian Sport and Recreation Association for Persons with Integration Difficulties (AUSRAPID) to provide a coordinated and cohesive platform to enable NSIA member organisations to increase capacity for inclusion in sport of people who have an intellectual disability.



AUSRAPID is a national organisation established in 1986 to increase the sporting and recreational opportunities for all people with integration difficulties within Australia, primarily those who have an intellectual disability.

AUSRAPID endeavours to provide people with integration difficulties, the opportunity to pursue their sporting and recreational interests, focusing on the ability and choice of each individual.

A major aim of AUSRAPID is to liaise with national sport and recreation organisations to promote and enable the inclusion of people who have an integration difficulty into the mainstream of community life through participation in sport and recreation at local, state, national and international level.



The NSIA vision is “Community Inclusion through Sport.”

Desired outcomes:

“Community Inclusion through Sport” will be achieved when Australian sport;

  • Understands and values the principles of inclusion
  • Strategic direction reflects inclusion of all individuals
  • Inclusive practice is supported and implemented at all levels



NSIA governance is managed by a six person Committee, made up of five key stakeholders and the AUSRAPID Chief Executive Officer.


Further information

Should you wish to find out more about the NSIA, please contact the NSIA Project Coordinator via the ‘contact’ tab.