2009 Australian Paralympic Youth Games

Event date: 
10 October 2009

The 2009 Australian Paralympic Youth Games will be held from 5 - 10 October 2009 in Melbourne, hosted by Wheelchair Sports Victoria.

The Games are open to young athletes with a physical or sensory disability aged between 12 and 20 years (as at 31 December 2009).

Seven Paralympic sports will be contested covering:

  • 1. Athletics;
  • 2. Wheelchair Basketball;
  • 3. 7-a-side CP Football;
  • 4. Handcycling;
  • 5. Swimming;
  • 6. Table Tennis;
  • 7. Wheelchair Tennis.

Entries close shortly, so if you are interested, you should make contact with the following disability sport organisations that are coordinating State and Territory based team entries:


New South Wales


Wheelchair Sports NSW

Contact: Jennifer Scattene

Ph: (02) 9809 5260

Web: wsnsw.org.au

Northern Territory

Disabled Sports Association NT

Contact: Jan Pallazzi

Ph: (08) 8942 2637



Sporting Wheelies & The Disabled

Contact: Amy Sherwin

Ph: (07) 3253 3333

Web: sportingwheelies.org.au

South Australia

Wheelchair Sports SA

Contact: Jay Dohnt

Ph: (08) 8349 6366

Web: wheelchairsports-sa.org.au


Para Quad Tasmania

Contact: Kevin Faulkner

Ph: (03) 6272 7513

Web: paraquadtas.org.au


Wheelchair Sports Victoria

Contact: Joseph Rotella

Ph: (03) 9473 0133

Web: wsv.org.au

Western Australia

Wheelchair Sports WA

Contact: Gary Lees

Ph: (08) 9440 4245

Web: wheelchairsportswa.org.au

The cost to participate is set by each respective State or Territory team and includes the applicable Games Participation Levy covering Games accommodation, catering, transport and competition, as well as additional costs set for airfares and team specific uniforms and management.

If you have any general questions regarding the event please contact Wheelchair Sports Victoria on;  

Phone: 03 9473 0133
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.wsv.org.au/events/australian-paralympic-youth-games.html