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Suncoast Spinners is proud to announce that we have received grant funding as part of the Community Inclusion Capacity Development (CICD) Program offered under the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).

The funding has been provided to build capacity to raise community awareness of the abilities of people with disability. This will be achieved by developing SCP capacity and ability to deliver three community services:

  1. large group presentations for schools, universities and community groups
  2. assessment of community facilities suitable for inclusive activities (both able and disabled)
  3. experimental workshops to foster inclusion (game on)

We aim to delivery real change to people with disabilities

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) is all about inclusion of people with disability. It is about creating connections

between people with disability and their communities. One way the NDIA wants to help create those connections is through providing grants to organisations.

outcomes focussed approach to implementation

People with disability are connected and have the information they need to make decisions and choices b. People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights

c. People with disability use and benefit from the same mainstream services as everyone else

d. People with disability participate in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else

e. People with disability actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community*


Who are the Workshops For?

schools students


community groups

How to book a Workshop


Who is Running the Program?

Workshops will be led by Suncoast Spinners members’ qualified in large group presentations.

Project Manager – Bridie Kean 

Bridie Kean is an Australian Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic dual medallist. She captained the Australian Gliders Wheelchair Basketball team to a Silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and was a member of the bronze medal winning in team in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic games. Throughout her international sporting career Bridie completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland where she developed an interest in physical activity participation for people with disabilities. She is now undertaking a PhD at USC in health promotion and a research scholar Queensland Academy of Sport Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research. The aim of Bridie’s PhD research is to examine how Australian Universities can best provide support para-athletes undertaking dual pathways in sport and study.

Bridie is one of the project managers of the Suncoast Spinners Reverse Inclusion initiative. Bridie is passionate about increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in sport and physical activity and considers reverse inclusion to achieve inclusive physical activity in schools. Bridie had both feet amputated after she contracted and survived Meningococcal at age 2. When Bridie was in school she was fiercely competitive and wanted to be engaged in all sports, however, her physical disability reduced her ability to participate in mainstream activities and she spent a lot of time watching from the sidelines. Wheelchair basketball provided her the opportunity to compete in a sport where it was all about ability, rather than being limited by disability.
While Bridie, and many others with physical disabilities, could not compete in mainstream physical activity classes at school, most students can jump in a wheelchair and play and that is what reverse inclusion is about. Bridie will present on the value and opportunities in reverse inclusion activities for increasing access to sport, physical activity and health for people with disabilities.

Workshop Locations

Sunshine Coast and greater region

Workshops Times

Workshops under this program will commence in the second half of 2017 through to end of June 2018.


Performance Reporting

The activity completion ends 30th June 2018. with grant schedule completion date 30 November 2018.

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