Invictus and Heelers training

Red Dust Heelers at Invictus Games today!

Invictus and Heelers training

Outback Academy Australia and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 working together to provide young Aboriginal and other Australians with disabilities, including Paralympians, the opportunity to take part in a wheelchair basketball demonstration at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Presented by Jaguar Land Rover to further celebrate the healing power of sport.

26th October 5pm, Sydney Olympic Park Basketball venue

20 participants from the Outback Academy Australia Red Dust Heelers Program, including 9 Indigenous young people with disabilities will be flying in to Sydney from places as far as the Mulan Community in the Kimberleys, to celebrate the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Thanks to support from the Department of Social Services’ International Day of People with Disability Program and the Australian Paralympic Committee.

“The Heelers” have been training hard in preparation for the honour of sharing the same court as Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors.

The Heelers have been committed to spreading awareness of the healing power of sport while visiting communities across the country to encourage disability awareness and inclusion.

1 in 2 Aboriginal Australians experience disability. 1 in 5 experience disability in the broader community.

All participants will travel to Sydney on the 25th of October from Perth, Adelaide, Rockhampton, Kununnara, Karratha, Melbourne, Wollongong and Canberra.

Among the group are aspiring future Indigenous Paralympians, who dream to represent their communities and country one day in their chosen sports.

The Heelers are excited to cheer on their team mate and 2018 Australian Invictus Games Competitor, Brendan Hardman, as he captains the 2018 Australian Invictus Games wheelchair basketball team.

The team will be training at YMCA Epping on the morning of the 26th Oct 08:30am – 10:30am in preparation for their game that night at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.


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