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Adaptive Sports Program

Adaptive Sport Program Expression of Interest: NOW OPEN

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for serving and former serving ADF members interested in being considered for competitors, coaches, and staff positions for the period 2021-23 are now open.

Due to travel and health restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic the ASP events were reduced over the past 12 months, however organisers are now looking at options to recommence activities.

The Australian Team for the Invictus Games The Hague 2022, is already selected, and is made up of members from the Team who qualified for the postponed 2021 Games. As a result, any EOI submitted in this round for Invictus Games will be for IG2023 in Dusseldorf, Germany and other Adaptive sports events in the intervening period.

Competitors will have the opportunity to nominate to compete in the following adaptive sports (sports specific to events are noted on the EOI):

  • Athletics (track and field)
  • Archery (recurve and compound)
  • Cycling
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Powerlifting
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Nordic disciplines (sledge hockey, alpine ski/snowboard, biathlon, bobsled/skeleton, and cross-country skiing)
  • Shooting (air rifle/pistol).

The EOI form can be found here

Competitor applicants are to complete Part 1 of the form.

Part 2 is available for supporting Ex-Service Organisations (ESO) to comment (if applicable), and this section is optional.

Part 3 is to be completed by a Medical Practitioner providing medical history and clearing a competitor to participate in strenuous activities.

Once Parts 1 - 3 are completed the EOI is to be submitted to the ADF ASP mailbox: adf.asp@defence.gov.au

Multi-sport events