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This is a presentation of the findings of an Australian Sports Commission research project into the participation and nonparticipation of people with disability in sport and active recreation.

This is a presentation of the findings of an Australian Sports Commission research project into the participation and nonparticipation of people with disability in sport and active recreation.

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Disability Participation in Sport - Sports Connect Forum Melbourne 27 04 10 Final Disability Participation in Sport - Sports Connect Forum Melbourne 27 04 10 Final Presentation Transcript

  • Faculty of Business
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    Gathering the Evidence
    Tuesday 27th April, 2010
    Associate Professor Simon Darcy
    Project Manager Ryan Sherry
  • Research method overview
    • Focus Groups
    • 80 attendees & 8 interviews representative organisations
    • 6 sessions were conducted in November 2009
    • Online Questionnaire
    • Questionnaire development – 3 months
    • Approx. 1100 people have completed the questionnaire
    • 8 formats of questionnaire
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  • Focus Group – sample
    • Advocacy / information services
    • Peak disability services (impairment based)
    • Disability service providers – community participation providers
    • Employment services
    • Accommodation services
    • Day services
    • Local councils
    • Respite services
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    Focus Group - Findings
  • Question: Does sport play a role on your organisation’s agenda?
    • No.
    • Yes, however priority varies.
    • Yes, increasingly through person centred practices.
    • Yes, through passion drivers.
    • Yes, but with a leisure/recreation focus.
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  • “Person centred plans often see little interest placed on sport”
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  • Question: How does your organisation deliver sport and recreation services?
    • In house, either staff or through paying providers.
    • Links clients to generic providers of sport and recreation.
    • Links clients to generic and disability specific providers.
    • Links clients based on individual’s choice.
    • Support workers provide support to enable participation.
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  • “The Trust’s preference is to link with mainstream to facilitate programs ”
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  • Question: What resources enabled your organisation to deliver sport and recreation programs?
    Internal
    • Personal – motivation, skills, knowledge, interest, support provided, commitment and willingness.
    • $$$ - funding, finances and program fees.
    • Resources – facilities, transport and equipment.
    External
    • Personal - volunteers of sport and recreation and tertiary students.
    • $$$ - funding, finances and fundraising.
    • Resources – access to facilities.
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    Internal / External
    • Collaboration – partnerships, being connected
  • “The organisation attributes being able to link service users to sport and recreation as they know what’s being deliver locally and can have a established network of providers”
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  • Question: What relationships does your organisation have with the sport and recreation sector?
    • Ad hoc / informal, based on: venue usage, personnel to deliver, client’s interests to participate and support worker interests or connections.
    • Forged for the purpose of connecting people with disability.
    • Formal / strategic, based on: joint commitment, government policy or projects, and project funding / deliverables.
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  • “In formal and ad hoc revolving around personal relationships staff have with others in these organisations”
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  • Question: What are the organisational constraints which are difficult to address?
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    • Not enough money
    • Don’t know what’s available
    • Attitude toward sport
    • Timing doesn’t suit
    • Can’t get to sport
    • Venues not appropriate
    • Not enough support
  • “Business hours of our program is 8am to 4pm. Community sport is run during evenings and on weekends”
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  • Question: Ideally, what assistance would your organisation require to deliver sport and recreation?
    • Share knowledge between sectors
    • Let people know what’s available
    • Take sport to the mass
    • Money would help
    • Improve facilities
    • Improve the connection
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  • “The disability sector needs to inform the sport sector, and vice versa”
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  • Question: What are the key messages that need to be promoted to get people with disabilities involved…
    • Benefits of participation, including: promoting a healthy lifestyle, creating social connections, improving skills and sharing stories of success.
    • What is sport about and what opportunities exist.
    • Messages need to be simple and positive.
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  • “Preventative measure – for good heath”
    “connectedness with their chosen community’
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    Online Questionnaire
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    Constraints
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  • Self Health Rating
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  • Level of Fitness
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  • Level of Sport & Active Recreation
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  • Demographics
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  • Concluding thoughts…
    Organisational
    Individual
    Participation is one role
    What do you want to achieve?
    Strategies to address both
    Workshops this afternoon…
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  • Questions, responses or comments…
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