Fact Sheet

Coaching Athletes with an Intellectual Disability



Golf Australia

Golf Australia NSIA Inclusion Resource



November 2014 NSIA Forum – NSO presentations

• AFL presentation – Download PDF here.
• Gymnastics Australia presentation – Download PDF here.
Swimming Australia presentation – Download PDF here



Play by the Rules


“7 Pillars of Inclusion”

The NISA uses the “7 Pillars of Inclusion” as a framework for developing an approach to inclusion. The “7 Pillars of Inclusion” was developed by Play by the Rules and is freely available for organisations to use to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their approach to inclusion across all population groups. The 7 Pillars (Access, Attitude, Choice, Partnerships, Communication, Policy and Opportunity) provides an excellent starting point for NSOs to help identify their goals for inclusion of people with an intellectual disability in their sport.

The NSIA acknowledges ‘Play by the Rules’ for allowing the NSIA to utilise the “7 Pillars of Inclusion” to assist in the development of the alliance.


Lawn Bowls

Find out about how linking schools with local clubs can make a difference to community programs. Local partnerships really do work!

Case Study, Lawn Bowls in NSW
Case Study, Lawn Bowls in WA



Table Tennis

Find out about how building the capacity of local providers can lead to an increase in participation in sport.

Case Study, Table Tennis



Swimming Australia: Inclusion Resources

Fact Sheets
Aim to educate and influence the swimming community. Tips are also built into various parts of the Coach, Official and Club education programs. http://www.swimming.org.au/article.php?group_id=6699

How audits can be used to Impact on Membership – Download PDF here

Provide clubs with information about how to create inclusion policies and strategies as part of the Inclusive Club Standard program. http://www.swimming.org.au/article.php?group_id=5370

Multi Class coaching – http://youtu.be/hcIC7XQXDFk
Classification and Multi class swimming – http://youtu.be/EX36IRLfe_o
Swimming for people with disability – http://youtu.be/2BX0rTXiZyM
Meet MC swimmers – http://youtu.be/liXiaXYRy8U
World record swims at trials – http://youtu.be/OpbrGZn8D5E
BHP Billiton Super Series MC events – http://youtu.be/FDSaiTCOMNA
Club Swimming – GO Swim! – http://youtu.be/xi7ilsRwbWA



AFL National Inclusion Carnival

AFL have achieved some fantastic outcomes in the area of inclusion in recent times, most notably the National Inclusion Carnival which took place in Melbourne in June 2014. The following video below provides a great snapshot of the event, and shows just what can be achieved by sport when it takes on the role of running an inclusive event for people with a disability.

• November 2014 AFL Inclusion presentation – Download PDF here.



Inclusive Swimming Clubs – The Swimming Australia Checklist

Gymnastics Australia

• November 2014 Inclusion presentation – Download PDF here.