National Sports Report

National Sports Report – May 2015

In some ways it feels like 2015 has just started but in others it feels like the year is flying by. Who can believe we are already in May! As with all things – sport is certainly starting to get into a full swing with many opportunities coming up for short statured individuals and their families. Before I talk about Albury and WDG 2017, I wanted to firstly take the opportunity to congratulate Tanya Huebner and Reagan Wickens on their recent selection into the Australian team to attend Glasgow for the IPC Swimming World Championships.

National Sports Weekend – Albury

2015 SSPA 21st National Sports Weekend: Friday 5th June – Monday 8th June – Albury, NSW.

Registrations close on May 22nd (payments also due)!

You must register online via the following link:


The SSPA National Sports Weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide another opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. Attended by about 30 people, the weekend saw Victoria claim a 25–18 victory to win the Rosemary Hobbs Trophy for the fourth time. Since 1996, the weekend has evolved into the second largest event on the SSPA’s annual national calendar, with numbers of attendance in the 80’s. Today, this weekend aims to provide competitive and fun sporting opportunities for all across a variety of sports and for all abilities. And this year, we will celebrate our 21st year.

Please Note: All sport participants must be a financial member of the SSPA for Insurance purposes.

Reasons to Attend:

 Opportunity to play sport against short statured individuals of all ages and abilities.

 A great weekend to make new friends and to catch up with old ones.

 A once a year opportunity filled with fun, sport and social opportunities for the whole family.

World Dwarf Games: Expression of Interest

Last chance to express your interest to compete in the 2017 World Dwarf Games.

The 7th World Dwarf Games are to be held in 2017 with the country and dates to be announced. Although this is over 2 years away planning is well underway both here and abroad. We need to begin the process of organising training programs, camps, sponsorship and funding proposals etc. As such we need to gauge interest to determine the number of athletes wishing to compete and which events they will compete in.

This form is purely to gauge interest and to form a contact list; it is not a formal commitment to the team (particularly if you’re still indecisive/unsure). Camp 1 will provide abundance amount of information as well as an opportunity to experience short statures sports/ try it out. The World Dwarf Games is a once in 4-year experience that should not be missed. If you are interested please email myself for an EOI form.

Kind Regards,

Kobie Donovan
SSPA Sports Coordinator
[email protected]








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