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SSPA Grand Gala Dinner 2014

June 14, 2014

The SSPA Annual Grand Gala Dinner is a highlight on the SSPA social calendar, and one event not to be missed. The night assists with fundraising efforts for the upcoming 2014 SSPA National Convention. Details of the SSPA GRAND GALA DINNER 2014 are as follows: When: Saturday 5th July 2014 Where: Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr. Wellington & […]

2014 National Sporting Weekend update

May 31, 2014

Just a friendly reminder to anyone who plans to attend the 2014 National Sporting Weekend in Albury/Wodonga. One important thing to remember… Payment for the Saturday night dinner must be made by no later than Friday the 30th of May. It is true, we will not be accepting payment at the door, so please don’t […]

‘A Golden Moment’ photo exhibition

January 25, 2014

A photo exhibition by Alison Ryan & Margherita Coppolino celebrating the outstanding achievements of short-statured sporting athletes representing Australia in the 2013 World Dwarf Games will be holding its opening night on 29th January from 6pm-8pm at Federation Square in Melbourne. The exhibition is proudly sponsored by Arts Access Victoria and Fed Square and will […]

2013 World Dwarf Games celebration weekend

January 25, 2014

Athletes, officials and supporters from the 2013 Australian World Dwarf Games Team are getting together on the weekend from 24th-27th January in Melbourne to celebrate the success of the team at the recent Games in the USA. The weekends’ events will include a celebration dinner, a junior sports day, a team barbecue, participation in the […]

SSPA Tasmania News

November 18, 2013

SSPA Tasmania will be holding a Christmas party on Sunday the 8th of December. When: Sunday 8th of December Where: Sarah Darkin’s house (please email [email protected] for address details) What time: 11.00am What to bring: a plate of food (if possible), byo drinks and a “secret” wrapped present for your child. This is a time […]

2014 National Convention announcement

November 16, 2013

The 47th SSPA Convention is to be held at the Nunyara Conference Centre in Belair, South Australia, only 15-20 minutes from the city centre of Adelaide from Saturday 20th-Friday 26th September 2014. The Centre is situated on spacious tree-studded grounds with spectacular views of Adelaide and the sea beyond. More information about the Convention will […]

2013/2014 National Council elected

November 16, 2013

At the recent SSPA Annual General Meeting held in Hobart, elections for the 2013-2014 National Council were held and the results were as follows: President: Sam Millard (VIC) Vice President: Linda Henderson (NSW) Treasurer: Rosemary Hobbs (VIC) Secretary: Alicia Jenkins (NSW) Journal Editor: Graci Lynch (VIC) Membership Secretary: Vicki Fallon (NSW) Overseas Liaison Officer: Meredith […]

October has been declared Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 15, 2013

National Dwarfism Awareness Month- 2013 Dwarfism is a medical condition that is not fully understood by the public at large. In fact dwarfs or people of short stature are often made fun of and are sometimes viewed in an unflattering way. There is a long history of people with dwarfism being treated as spectacles for […]

Ashleigh Hutchins cleans up at World Dwarf Games

September 12, 2013

BENDIGO athlete Ashleigh Hutchins is celebrating success at the World Dwarf Games in the US state of Michigan. Ashleigh’s mother Fiona Hutchins contacted the Bendigo Advertiser via email this week and sent in photos of her daughter competing and showing off her newly acquired medals. “Ashleigh has done very well achieving medals in 10 out of 11 […]

Troy Parker still celebrating successful World Dwarf Games

September 12, 2013

Australia is set to become a giant at the World Dwarf Games, Troy Parker says. The World Dwarf Games pits the best athletes from 14 nations against each other every four years. The 36-year-old Kings Park resident won a gold medal in triples boccia and silver in the masters badminton event at last month’s Games […]

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