Inclusive Sports – Arnold Sports Festival Australia
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Inclusive Sports


The Arnold Sports Festival Australia is a proud believer that sport is for everybody – and some of the greatest success stories come from athletes who overcome life’s challenges to take part in their passions.

DSR (Disability Sport and Recreation) and SPIRE (Spinal Injury Resource & Support Network) is coordinating a range of inclusive sports during the Arnold Sports Festival Australia. In fact, many of the athletes taking part are Paralympic Gold medallists.

SPIRE was launched in 2015 as a brand of peer-facilitated supports and resources for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to help them tackle issues of life. Spire is about supporting people to connect; network, contribute, participate and build community around life with SCI.

We bring the perspective of those with lived experience of SCI to the community; everything we do and say is informed, resourced and facilitated by people with real lived experience of SCI and what is important to them.