•  PO Box 474, Marleston BC SA 5033
  • (08) 8234 1533
  • Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm
Disability Recreation and Sports SA (formerly Wheelchair Sports SA) is about people. It brings together all sections of the community whether it be athletes pursuing gold medals at international level or members getting together to have fun and enjoy themselves with friends and family. We offer a range of recreational, social, sporting and support services to people with all physical disabilities regardless of their age, gender, skill levels, cultural or religious backgrounds.
At the moment we don’t have the resources to service the whole of South Australia the way we would like. However, we are looking to expand our services to near regional areas and are working hard towards establishing links with groups who support people with a disability across the state.

Please go to our Links page as we have listed several organisations who do offer services to people in regional areas.
No, you don't have to be a regular wheelchair user to participate in our programs.

At DRSSA we cater for a wide range of people with a physical disability including, but not limited to spinal injuries, amputees, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and acquired brain injuries. We also have a number of sports where able-bodied people compete alongside people with a disability e.g. wheelchair basketball, hand cycling, target shooting etc. All our Recreation and Social programs are designed so everyone can join in.
Yes. All of our programs are fully inclusive and DRSSA members are encouraged to bring their friends and family members to participate.
For more information, please visit the Membership page.
Don't worry. If you don't have your own sports equipment, our programs have equipment for DRSSA members to borrow or hire. Please contact our office or your individual program coordinator to arrange.
Yes, for juniors we have the Active Kids program that runs from September to March each year in Goodwood.

For more information please go to the Active Kids page on the Sports page. Most of our Sport & Recreation programs are open to all ages.
To see all the programs we offer, go to the Programs tab at the top of the page and choose Sports or Recreation from the drop-down menu.

Everything we offer is listed under one of these headings.
Yes. Push and Powered Sports are ideal for users of electric wheelchairs. This group plays Soccer, Hockey and Touch Football from September to March.

Visit the Sports page for all information on the individual activities.
A number of our sports are Paralympic Sports including Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Handcycling and Wheelchair Tennis. We work closely with the Australian Paralympic Committee and State Sporting Organisations to create development pathways to assist members to progress to State, National and Paralympic competitions. Please visit the individual Sports pages for further information.

Athletes and aspiring athletes, who are registered, can access small grants to assist them in developing their skill levels, attending competitions and training costs. You can download the DRSSA Sports Grant Application 2018/19 form here.
We have a Community Support Officer who is based at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre every second Friday to help with the transition between leaving rehab and returning home. Our Community Support Officer is also available for talks to interested groups and works closely with individuals to assist them in any way we can.
Yes. Apart from our work with the Australian Paralympic Committee and State Sporting Organisations we also work with other organisations such as Novita, SCOSA, SASRAPID and local councils. Links to many of the organisations we work with can be found throughout the website on the individual information pages e.g. Wheelchair Tennis / Tennis SA.
Yes. We have a disability awareness program known as Wheelienet. Wheelienet educates students of all ages on the kinds of sports and activities available to people with a physical disability as well as reinforcing the importance of spinal injury safety.

For more information, visit our Wheelienet website here.