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'Ahead of the Game' - sport short course

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University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium

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Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

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Pinnancle practice: Safeguarding inclusion in the sporting arena

Topics covered in this course include;

  • Inclusiveness in sport: the Oztag story
  • Inclusiveness in competition sport: everyone is involved
  • Inclusiveness in community programs: the Mooroo-Mooroo Program
  • Challenges in sport: Growing up with a disability and wanting to participate in mainstream sport
  • Discovering wheelchair basketball: invaluable in Bridie's life
  • Opportunities and challenges: Diversity and equity in a sporting career
  • Wheelchair basketball: A model for equity in sport
  • Embracing diverse abilities in teams: Synergy at work
  • Reverse inclusion: Future opportunities for inclusion in sport

This is a hands-on workshop. We get you out on the field for an Oztag demo and onto the court for wheelchair basketball.

Speakers: Brendan Powell, Scott Park and Bridie Kean

Brendan Powell, BEd., MBA, is the Co-owner and Director, Business Operations, of Queensland Oztag

Brendan has written and developed a number of community based programs including the Mooroo-Mooroo Indigenous program - a free program to improve the physical and mental health of Indigenous communities through participation in sport. To date participation in Far North Qld and the South-east exceeds 11,000 people. Brendan has also implemented a Correctional Services program that was successfully piloted at Woodford Prison in 2012 with 80 inmates participating. In 2009 Brendan implemented a Primary Schools program.

His dedication and commitment to indigenous education is also exemplified by membership on various committees including: Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Advisory Committee; Sunshine Coast Indigenous Network Group; Wanna Be Deadly Program, and as a guest speaker to primary school students and international education students on exchange from the State University of New York. Brendan graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from USC in 2006.

Brendan Powell

Scott Park is co-owner and Director, Sports Development of Queensland and USA Oztag, a social non-contact sport that can be played by a wide-ranging age group. Scott’s role encompasses growing participation in the game and developing software to support current programs.

Scott is an enthusiastic participant and follower of sport with 20 years’ experience at both elite and community levels. During his professional career, Scott played for several leading clubs in the National Rugby League competition. Throughout this time, he developed an extensive network of sports industry contacts. In 2000, Scott organised the first Oztag competition and within 5 years he had expanded the sport to encompass 65 senior teams and 111 junior teams.

Bridie Kean, QAS Research Scholar, USC Tutor, Health Science

Bridie Kean is an Australian Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic dual medallist. She captained the Australian Gliders Wheelchair Basketball team to a Silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and was a member of the bronze medal winning in team in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic games. During her international career from 2008 - 2015, she received a full athletic scholarship to play collegiate basketball at the University of Illinois (2008 - 2011), was the first Australian female to play professionally in the German National League, where she won a National Championship with HSV Hamburg Damen (2013). She has won two National Championship titles in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball league in Australia (2014 and 2017).

Bridie is currently undertaking a PhD at USC and is a research scholar Queensland Academy of Sport Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research (QAS).


Bridie Kean

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