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ABOUT

Disability Sport Victoria

 

Disability Sport Victoria (DSV) is a collective of organisations that work with groups and individuals with a physical, mental of emotional disability. It services people in the state of Victoria, Australia and aims to promote the development of sport and recreational opportunities for athletes with disabilities.

It represents the interests of its Members to all levels of government, sporting organisation and other relevant bodies.The Committee consists of a Chairman, nominated individuals who have made a significant contribution to improve sporting opportunities for people with disabilities.

History

Disability Sport Victoria (DSV) was incorporated in 1985 as the Victorian Disabled Sports Advisory Committee Inc. and become an advisory committee for the Minister for Sport. DSV is recognised as an umbrella organisation that services State Disability Sporting Organisations and their member athletes. It promotes the development of sport and disabled athletes of all abilities from grass roots to elite competition. Sport is seen to be essential, desirable and a beneficial activity. Sport is a vehicle for improving health and wellbeing for those who participate and enjoy the roles of officials and volunteers. It is an important activity for developing community and belonging, especially for those with a disability and sensory impairments.

Disability Sports Victoria is committed to the promotion of and equality for all Victorians with a disability to participate in sport and/or recreational activities. The aim is to promote, encourage and increase the level of participation in sport for all Victorian's with a disability.

Mission Statement

 

Disability Sports Victoria is committed to the promotion and equality of opportunity for all Victorians with a disability to participate in sport. Our aim is to promote, encourage and increase the level of involvement in sport for all Victorian athletes with a disability from grass roots participation to elite competition.  

 

Collaborate – We will work with organisations to ensure that all Victorians are given the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation.

 

Innovate - We will advise, design and consult on methods of best practise for engaging all Victorians in sport and recreation activities.

Educate - We will invest in research based practise that will ensure that programs are supported with scientific research and are appropriate and sustainable for ensuring that all Victorians can participate in regular physical activities.

 

Advocate - We will ensure that the Victorian community is aware of the needs of all groups and is actively ensuring that sport is inclusive and equitable. Opportunities and programs will be promoted and successes will be celebrated that assist all Victorians to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 
Our Board

Michael Bentley

Coming soon

Executive Officer

Joshua Cox

Joshua Cox is the Chief of Research at Disability Sport Victoria where he conducts and co-ordinates all of our original research. Joshua also acts as the Child Safe Officer for the organisation. Joshua has worked in the Health & Fitness Industry since 2002 as a Personal Trainer as well as a Health & Wellness Consultant. Joshua’s undergraduate degree was in Biomedical Science and his post graduate studies were in the field of muscle metabolism. He has worked in higher education in various capacities at Victoria University and Deakin University.

 

Joshua has also worked extensively in the vocational education sector. Over the course of his career, Joshua developed a passion for educational design and diversity in sport. Joshua’s current research interests include: Pedagogy and assessment in Health and Physical Education, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport and Physical Education; Childhood Obesity and Mental Health.

Chief of Research / Child Safe Officer

Jo a'Beckett

Coming soon

Chairperson

Ryan Holloway

Ryan is the Vice Chairperson and CommunicationOfficer for DSV. He manages our Facebook and website to ensure that the public is aware of Disability Sports Victoria and what is happening. Ryan works for Manningham YMCA as the Stadium Program Coordinator where he is heavily involved with the Doncaster All Abilities Basketball Competition for players with a disability.

 

Ryan has dedicated his life to the sport and recreation field and in particular coaching within the basketball community. Representing Victoria as an Assistant Coach for their national campaigns in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Ryan was able to assist the team in taking home the gold medal through all campaigns. Currently serving as Head Coach for the Deaf Basketball Australia under 21 team, Ryan is working with a team of dedicated coaches and players to reach success at the 2018 World Deaf Basketball U21 Championships in Washington. On top of serving as our Vice Chairperson, Ryan is an active member of the Victorian Olympic Council education commission and President of the Warrandyte Park Orchards Referee Branch.

 

Ryan has a Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) which he completed in 2016 at Edith Cowan University.

Vice Chairperson / Communication Officer

Alex a'Beckett

Coming soon

Secretary

Rosa Miot

Rosa has 32 years experience in the disability sports sector through various roles including 8 yrs as State Administrator of Riding for the Disabled Association Vic, and 28 yrs EO of the Victorian Disabled Sports Advisory C'tee Inc.  The Peak/ umbrella body for State Disability Sports Organisations and formerly the Advisory Committee to the Minister for Sport.

Rosa has also committed an extensive amount of time to her local community of manningham with 43 years continuous membership of several Manningham Not for Profit organisations, commencing with Doncare in 1974 :~

  • Doncare

  • Access & Equity Committee

  • ERLS Inc

  • DAAB Competition

  • Manningham Recreation & Leisure Network

  • REAL Inc

  • KMQ Inc - residents group

 

She is an advocate for people with disabilities and their families/carers always striving to place her knowledge and experience at the best interest of those who need it. Rosa holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Melbourne University.

Committee Member

Jeremy Djurovich

Diploma of Sports & Recreation

Level 1 NCAS Basketball Coach

Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

PBTR - Child Protection Certificate (Play By The Rules)

Work Health and Safety Certificate IV

Co-founder & Director of Proactivity Pty Ltd

Committee Member

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