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2017 World Dwarf Games – Camp 2 Gold Coast 2016

November 18, 2015

The 2017 World Dwarf  Games are to be held in Guelph, Ontario – Canada from the 5th to 12th of August. Team Australia is already working hard to ensure the strongest team yet is sent over. Camp 1 was held in Sydney (August 2015), with a total of 16 athletes in attendance to kick-start their […]

National President is awarded SSPA’s highest honour

November 17, 2015

SSPA President, Sam Millard received the McHugh-Henderson Award at the SSPA’s Annual Dinner Dance held recently at the 48th National Convention in Perth, Western Australia. The award is given only when a nominee is deemed worthy, and as such, Sam was the first recipient since 2012. The award is recognition for Sam’s: Long term commitment […]

SSPA major events on YouTube

November 16, 2015

Highlights from this year’s two major events on the SSPA calendar: The 48th SSPA Convention in Perth, Western Australia The 21st National Sporting Weekend in Albury, New South Wales – Presented by the Short Statured People of Australia

2015/2016 National Council elected

October 6, 2015

At the 48th SSPA AGM held in Perth, Western Australia, a new National Council has been elected. Congratulations to the following newly-appointed SSPA National Council members: President: Sam Millard (Victoria) Vice-President: Linda Henderson (NSW) Secretary: Alicia Jenkins (New South Wales) Treasurer: Rosemary Hobbs (Victoria) Overseas Liaison Officer: Samantha Lilly (Victoria) Journal Editor: Tony Munro (New […]

Dwarfism Awareness Month – October 2015

September 25, 2015

What is it? October was officially recognised as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” by the Little People of America (LPA) in 2009. October was chosen as the month to celebrate dwarfism as it’s the birth month of the late Billy Barty, founder of the LPA. It is now celebrated around the world, with several countries passing a […]

SSPA membership for 2015/2016

August 14, 2015

SSPA membership subscriptions are due from 1st August 2015.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership and hope that you continue in the year ahead. Please renew your membership to remain financial and enjoy the benefits of being an SSPA member. Complete and submit the SSPA Membership form by clicking on the link […]

2016 SSPA National Convention – 25th September – 1st October 2016

June 16, 2015

The venue for the 2016 SSPA National Convention has been booked: Phillip Island Adventure Resort: http://piar.cyc.org.au/ Situated on 80 acres of landscaped grounds in the heart of Phillip Island, The Resort benefits from its close proximity to many local attractions and beaches. Featured among The Resort’s large choice of recreational facilities are 2 outdoor solar […]

2017 World Dwarf Games

June 6, 2015

The 7th World Dwarf Games are to be held in 2017 with the country and dates to be announced. Although this is over two 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 […]

Achondroplasia Drug Trial story on 60 Minutes

May 19, 2015

Statement on behalf of the SSPA: The feature story that aired on 60 Minutes (Channel 9) on Sunday evening on the worldwide achondroplasia drug trial has opened up a huge conversation throughout Australia particularly via social media. The story featured Professor Ravi Savarirayan discussing the trial that boasts Melbourne as its largest centre. Part of the […]

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