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Basketball carnival for students with disability

The basketball carnival is a fun based competition for students with disability in year 7 to 12 which is supported by Maxima. Find out more about the event and how you can enter.

Who can participate

To participate in the event, students with a disability must be

  • enrolled at an affiliated school.
  • in year 7 or above.

When and where

There are 2 dates for the carnival this year. Schools can choose to attend either

  • Springbank Secondary College, Daws Road, Pasadena on Thursday 26 May 2022.
  • The Lights Community and Sports Centre, East Parkway, Lightsview on Friday 27 May 2022

The carnival will start at 9.30am and finish by2.30pm. The draw and final details will be sent to schools once nominations closed.

Entry fee

$5 including GST per student. No payment is required on the day. A tax invoice will be sent to schools after the event.

Format and divisions

  • Rules will be very relaxed and not over-officiated.
  • Students must wear enclosed shoes and their school's sports uniform.
  • Referees will be supplied for each game.
  • Maxima will set up a break-out room where students can take part in fun games and activities or to relax in between games.


Schools can enter as many teams as they like.

  • Division 1 is for capable players which have played some basketball or have reasonable skills.
  • Division 2 is for players not as able as division 1. Students may not necessarily have played basketball before but have reasonable hand-eye coordination and are prepared to have a go.
  • Division 3 is for players with no basketball experience and decreased mobility. The rings will be lowered for this division.

How to enter

Schools submit the basketball students with disability carnival nomination form by Thursday 12 May.

About Maxima

Maxima is a non-for-profit employment services and training organisation with a 30-year history - a community organisation supporting people in their pursuit of meaningful and fulfilling work across Australia. If your school has any students that would benefit from Maxima services, contact the school liaison officer Kellie Exell on 0466 948 107 or email kellie.exell [at] maxima.com.au

Should your school need any assistance in the following areas, contact Maxima

  • Disability Employment Services (DES)
  • Indigenous employment
  • Making traineeships/apprenticeships easy for employers
  • NDIS
  • Temporary and permanent recruitment

If you have a disability, injury or health condition, including anxiety, depression or other type of mental illness, Maxima can help you get a job, provide on going support and keep it for life.

Watch the Maxima video to find out more.


School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au