MatchWorks partners with Disability Sports Australia

Players in wheelchairs on basketball court reach and compete for ball in AFL Wheelchair Championships

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Disability Sports Australia, the leading national sports organisation promoting active lives and community inclusion. The innovative collaboration highlights our shared purpose to enhance the lives of people with disability and will focus on opening up employment opportunities in the sports and recreation sector.

“Sport brings people together in a unique way, uniting us in a common challenge and inspiring inclusion in the community,” Sue Osman, Group General Manager, MatchWorks said.

“People with disability are facing barriers in their life everyday so our goal is to build stronger community connections to help overcome unconscious bias.

We’re also aiming to raise awareness and understanding that people with disability can be extremely valuable employees who bring unique skills, perspectives, and capabilities to the workplace.”

Every year, MatchWorks helps remove these barriers for thousands of people living with disability. Employment support is tailored to the individuals needs and tapping into strengths and skills enables participants to work towards reaching their full potential.

“Promoting community inclusion is at the core of our purpose as we’re part of genU, an organisation founded to create opportunities for people with disability,” Sue said.

“While our services have grown to support others in the community facing challenges, we’re dedicated to making a difference to the employment outcomes of the 20 per cent of the population who live with disability as we know the impact can be lifechanging.”

DSA General Manager- Programs and Partnerships Ayden Shaw, sees significant synergies across the two organisations.”

“We know people with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be unemployed,” Ayden said.

“We look forward to working with the MatchWorks team to create new employment opportunities in the sport, recreation and leisure sector.”

Two people in wheelchairs compete to mark the ball in AFL Wheelchair Championships hwile referee looks on
Man in wheelchair playing sport in stadium holds soccer ball loft with crowd looking on

About MatchWorks Disability Employment Services

If you’re living with an injury, disability or health condition and looking for work, MatchWorks can help you prepare, find and keep a job. Our Disability Employment Services team are experts at helping people reach their full potential. In addition to finding you work that makes the most of your strengths and skills, our team will organise the support you need to succeed in your job.

Learn more at Disability Employment Services – MatchWorks