Welcome to UniSC Para Sport, housed right here at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The world-class facilities at UniSC make us the ideal home for a multi-sport community of Para athletes.
Para Sport is a natural extension of UniSC’s renowned High Performance Student Athlete program, utilising our purpose-built facilities to create many exciting opportunities for teaching, research and external engagement.
Bringing together athletes, coaches, teams, sports organisations and the wider community, UniSC Para Sport is an inclusive program where partnerships are enriched, built upon a shared love of sport and a firm belief in the power of equal opportunity.
We’re proud to be the Queensland university leading the way in advancing Paralympic sport by providing the perfect mix of training, research, teaching and engagement opportunities.
“UniSC has a successful history of supporting Para athletes and teams with industry funded programs for swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and Para cycling. QAS has been among the industry partners that have aided the University in the establishment and building of these programs, and it is delighted by the outcomes already achieved. UniSC Para Sport will take these initiatives to a new level by co-locating sports that have similar requirements in terms of catering for athletes with an impairment and ensuring world-class support for the current athletes and teams.”
Cameron Pope, Director - Performance Partnerships
Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)
“Through partnerships, UniSC is providing a pathway for athletes and teams based within the catchment of UniSC to reach the highest level of competition, while also providing the option of a supported education through the High Performance Student Athlete program. The purpose of UniSC Para Sport is to co-locate similar sports as they relate to athletes with an impairment, a key component for the current athletes and teams, and a foundation for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games.”
Chris Bond OAM PLY, Senior Sports Development Coordinator
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
“The innovative UniSC Para Sport program provides an opportunity to strengthen the relationships between the sports peak bodies, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and the Para sport community.”
Paul Kiteley, National Performance Director
Australian Wheelchair Rugby Program