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Students with disability events are for schools who nominate teams or for individual student entry. Find out more and how to participate.

Who can enter students with disability events

To enter students with disability events schools must be affiliated with School Sport SA.

For classification events, students should hold a para-athlete classification.

Specific sport age groups are listed on the individual event pages.

Competitions offered, when and where they are held

All events are participation carnivals unless listed in the competition details.

5-a-side soccerYear 7 to 12Friday 19 MayRostrevor College
Australian footballYear 7 to 12Thursday 28 SeptemberHenley High School
BasketballYear 7 to 12Thursday 22 JuneSpringbank Secondary College
BasketballYear 7 to 12Friday 23 JuneThe Lights Community and Sports Centre
BocciaYear 5 to 12Wednesday 25 OctoberSt Clair Recreation Centre
CricketYear 7 to 12Friday 10 NovemberPark 25
Cross countryClassified athletes 10 to 19 years of ageThursday 8 JuneOakbank Racecourse
NetballYear 7 to 12Thursday 10 AugustNetball SA Stadium
SwimmingClassified swimmers in year 4 to 6Friday 5 MaySA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
SwimmingClassified swimmers in year 7 to 12Friday 3 MarchSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Ten pin bowlingYear 5 to 12Tuesday 7 MarchBowland Salisbury. Second venue to be confirmed
TennisYear 5 to 12Monday 27 NovemberWest Lakes Tennis Club
Track and fieldYear 7 to 12Wednesday 20 SeptemberSA Athletics Stadium
Track and fieldClassified athletes in year 4 to 6Monday 18 SeptemberSA Athletics Stadium
Track and fieldClassified athletes in year 7 to 12Friday 31 MarchSA Athletics Stadium

What is classification

Classification exists in sport to support as fair competition as possible amongst students with different disabilities.

By grouping students with similar levels of functional ability into classes for competition, the outcomes of the competition become based on performance rather than on differences in their disabilities.

Students who do not fit into one of these categories may not be able to be classified.

  • Physical or functional
  • Vision impairment
  • Intellectual
  • Deaf
  • Transplant

Classification is coordinated by Athletics SA or Swimming SA and must be organised 60 days prior to competing. See classification by Athletics SA or classification Swimming Australia for further details and how to get classified.

A classification is required to be selected in these SA state teams to compete at School Sport Australia events.

  • 12 years and under track and field
  • 10 to 19 years cross country
  • 10 to 19 years swimming

Links to learning

School Sport SA events provide great opportunities for students to develop, consolidate and demonstrate their learning goals, especially the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities.

Variety Games

Special Olympics SA (SOSA) have gained financial support from Variety - the Children's Charity of South Australia to subsidise the cost of event for schools.

Logo for Special Olympics South Australia

Logo for Variety with text variety the children's charity

School Sport SA

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