News AUSTRALIAN SPORTING ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY AUSTRALIAN SPORTING ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY Blind Sports Australia is proud to be part of this significant collaboration, with Australia's 9 National Sporting Organisations for people with a disability. It is hoped that Australian sport will be more inclusive of people with a disability, impairment or limitation thanks to the formation of the Australian Sporting Alliance for people with a disability. This Alliance consists of nine core organisations who have come together to form a key peak agency for sport and physical activity for people with a disability in Australia. The Alliance’s vision is that all Australians have an opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive environment. To achieve this, we have agreed to work together to collaborate, advocate, and facilitate inclusive sport and physical activity for people with a disability, impairment or limitation. The National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSODs) involved, represent lead organisations whose participant numbers, members and volunteers involve millions of people across Australia and include: Blind Sports Australia Deaf Sports Australia Disability Sports Australia Disabled Wintersports Australia Paralympics Australia Riding for the Disabled Association Australia Special Olympics Australia Sport Inclusion Australia Transplant Australia The role of sport in building community, social inclusion and connectiveness has never been so important, especially in the groups of Australians we strive to represent. This ground-breaking initiative will enhance our ability to communicate with one-voice on many issues and government’s capacity to effectively and efficiently engage with the broader disability sporting sector. Supported and funded by Sport Australia, an independent consultant will finalise a review and report on the agencies to develop a disability sport framework which will guide the strategic direction and planning for the collective.