Management Committee

Priya Cooper
Priya Cooper

President

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John Otago
John Otago

Vice President

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Dereck Mahady
Dereck Mahady

Managing Director

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Edward Pawlak
Edward Pawlak

Treasurer

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Rob Campos
Rob Campos

Delegate

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Our Mission

Through participation in Sport & Recreation, WADSA enhances the lives of People with a Disability in WA. This extends to Families, Staff, Volunteers, Support Workers and the Community.

 

 

Our Values

Empowerment

We want to help you to succeed.

Innovation

We think outside the box.

Leadership

We are here to lead by example.

Passion

Passionate people perform.

Collaboration

We work together to achieve success.

Respect

We treat people how they want to be treated.

History of WADSA

WADSA was incorporated in 1983 and received charity registration in 1984 and has renewed this charitable status currently. The organisation was established with government guidance and assistance to encourage cooperation, collaboration and organisation from the various disability welfare agencies, including the Authority of Intellectually Handicapped, Blind Association of WA, and the Association for Cerebral Palsy to name a few.

In the early 80’s a few passionate West Australians including people with disabilities, recreation officers, representatives from disability agencies, together with independent community leaders produced a constitution for the now West Australian Disabled Sports Association Inc (WADSA). Incorporated in 1983 and registered as a charity in 1984. WADSA was established with government guidance to encourage cooperation and collaboration between various disability agencies, including the Authority of Intellectually Handicapped, Blind Association of WA, and the Association for Cerebral Palsy among others.

On behalf of what is now 30 member clubs, we have focused on the needs of our membership, broader community needs building an identity around Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities across WA.

WADSA has advocated across government and the community, focused on participation, enabling National and International representation for WA athletes, including the WAIS disability program, supporting State Sporting Associations and mainstream providers to establish inclusive opportunities.

WADSA has always been flexible and responsive, such as expanding across regional areas, developing our expertise into sport and recreation for those with high support needs, and now as a successful NDIS provider we deliver unique Xperiences across WA.

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Conor Mahady
Conor Mahady

Chief Executive Officer

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Hannah Franklin
Hannah Franklin

General Manager

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Michelle Colthart
Michelle Colthart

Director of Development

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Alyssia Napoli
Alyssia Napoli

Programs Coordinator

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Kate O’Mara
Kate O’Mara

Members and Partnerships Officer

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Tiffany Heelan
Tiffany Heelan

Juniors Officer

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Chelsea Cowling
Chelsea Cowling

Programs Officer

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Jamie Hickey
Jamie Hickey

Xperience Officer

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Madi Chu
Madi Chu

Xperience Officer

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Sharon Solomon
Sharon Solomon

Finance Officer

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Nyree Babich
Nyree Babich

Administration Officer

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