Beyond Sport Mentoring Program

The Paralympic Australia ‘Beyond Sport’ Mentoring Program is an innovative initiative designed to foster inclusivity and empowerment for Para-athletes and Employers across the nation.

This program is built on key foundational pillars including Mentoring/Peer Support, Advocacy, Inclusive Employment and Skills Building, offering a comprehensive support system that embodies Universal Design in practice.

Program Overview

Drawing from the rich experience of a PA’s Mentoring Program and the recent Athlete Employment Program, the ‘Beyond Sport’ program aims to develop a universal co-designed model that facilitates holistic careers and support pathways for both Para-athletes and Employers.

This model extends far beyond the sports arena, ensuring that Para-athletes receive the necessary support to achieve their goals and pursue their passions throughout their sporting careers and beyond.

Key Features

  • Mentoring & Peer Support: Connecting Para-athletes with experienced mentors who can provide guidance, support, and inspiration. The Peer Support program aims to build a strong community of peers who can share experiences, offer support, and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Advocacy: Empowering participants to advocate for themselves and others, promoting inclusivity and accessibility in all areas of life.
  • Inclusive Recruitment: Development of inclusive recruitment tools and resources, working directly with Program Partners to co-design.
  • Skills Building & Employment Opportunities: Providing opportunities for Para-athletes to develop essential life and career skills that will benefit them both in and out of the sporting world. Building networks to support a meaningful career for all Para-athletes.

Get Involved

We are excited to announce that the ‘Beyond Sport’ Mentoring Program is now open for new mentors and mentees for the 2024/2025 intake.

This program will actively involve and remunerate Para-athletes in the co-design and Program delivery process, ensuring your valuable insights and experiences shape the program’s success.

Express Your Interest

If you are passionate about supporting Para-athletes and wish to be a part of this transformative program, we invite you to express your interest.

Join us in revolutionising the way Para-athletes pursue their passions and achieve their goals. Together, we can create a more inclusive and empowering future for all.

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