Veteran Sport Australia is proud to partner with the Australian Defence Force Sport Cell on the ADF’s ‘Adaptive Sport Program’ (ASP). The ASP is for veterans - current and former serving - who are wounded, injured or ill.
Veteran Sport Australia, in partnership with the RSL, supports all former serving veterans that are involved in the ASP.
The ASP focuses on getting veterans involved in three key international events - the Invictus Games, Warrior Games and Canadian Soldier On Winter Sports Camp - and is underpinned by a series of domestic camps and activities. These events provide opportunities for participating veterans to engage in team environments, serve to highlight veterans’ issues and give everyone involved important goals to aim for.
Former and current serving veterans who are wounded, injured or ill are encouraged to apply to be part of the ASP when Expressions of Interest periodically open. Selection to be part of the ASP is based the capacity of the program to positively impact recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.
Sports that ASP participants can get involved include:
- Indoor rowing
- Sitting volleyball
- Wheelchair basketball
- Wheelchair rugby
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