My Sport Live (MSL) and Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR) are pleased to announce a jam-packed schedule of inclusive events being streamed via DSR TV over the coming months.
Having recently entered a partnership, DSR and MSL have combined to broadcast multiple rounds of the 2018 Robert Rose Foundation Victorian Wheelchair Football League (VWFL) as well as the 2018 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.
A number of organisations have come on board to embrace the partnership, including Hockey Victoria, the Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association (VEWSA) and AFL Victoria.
Events that have been scheduled for the remainder of 2018 include:
- 2018 Hockey Victoria State Specialist School Competition
- 2018 Hockey Victoria hearing impairment competition
- Victorian Powerchair Sports League 2018/19 Round 5
A number of events for 2019 are currently in development.
A full broadcast schedule, including streaming times, can be found at DSR TV. All sporting events can be viewed live or replayed any time after the event, via DSR TV and the DSR Facebook page as well as the Facebook pages of event organisers.
WHAT THEY SAID
Michaela Cook – Inclusion and Participation Coordinator – Hockey Victoria
“Hockey Victoria is very excited about the opportunity to promote the work we are doing in the Access All Abilities space to the wider community through this new partnership with My Sport Live and DSR.
“HV recognises the importance of engaging a diverse community and valuing inclusivity and understanding the social responsibilities sport has in providing opportunities for all.
“Our programs are tailored to promote a sense of belonging, fun and friendship for people with a disability while enabling them to improve their motor and social skills in an inclusive, safe environment.”
Luke David – President Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association
“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring powerchair sports to the attention of the general public. We are excited for people to see how competitive, skilful and thrilling powerchair sports are.
“In addition to growing our audience we’re ecstatic that powerchair users can now see themselves represented on an online platform with My Sport Live.
“VEWSA’s aim is to support young Victorians who use powerchairs participate in sport at a social and competitive level. Our new league, Victorian Powerchair Sports League (VPSL) launches in October and will showcase and display the all-round skills of each athlete in the three sports – Soccer, Hockey and Rugby League.
“All of these sports are represented by national teams, hockey and football progressing to an international level.
“Powerchair users aren’t always aware of the sporting possibilities available to them. With many transitioning into powerchairs later in life, they are forced to believe that sport isn’t an option. Broadcasting our sports with DSR and MSL will open up an avenue for exposure and advocacy for those sports-driven powerchair users and has the potential to really boost our participation rates.”
Richard Amon – Chief Executive Officer – Disability Sport & Recreation
“This partnership has given us a tremendous opportunity to create a platform that showcases greater inclusion in sport.
“By sharing this content with the community in a centralised space, we hope to bring greater awareness about what’s possible for people with disability.
“The inaugural VWFL was a fantastic example of the power of sport and active recreation to change lives.
“We hope DSR TV encourages people with disability to explore new pathways to getting active and getting involved within one of the many inclusive sports that will feature on DSR TV.”