All children should be able to follow their dreams and be the best they can be. No matter what life throws at them. No matter what their ability. Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, get support from Variety – the Children’s Charity when they need it most.

Variety - the Children's Charity NSW/ACT is a proud partner of Blind Sports NSW and supported our application for a 22-seater bus through the Variety Sunshine Coaches program.


Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 25,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.

Vision Australia is a proud partner of Blind Sports NSW as we work together to provide ongoing education/work experience opportunities and project initiatives for members of our community.


Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Blind Sports and Recreation NSW/ACT is proud to support the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a global youth development program empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential. We offer a range of diverse and enjoyable opportunities for Duke of Ed Participants across NSW to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections at all levels of the Award. Our experienced and skilled members meet Working with Children Check requirements and are willing to be a Participant’s Duke of Ed Assessor.


Blind Sports & Recreation NSW/ACT Duke of Ed Example Activities


Voluntary Service

Physical Recreation


12 hours over 3 months*

Adaptive Sports Coaching 

Programs Devliery - Event Crew (Uni 4 All)

Play or train with Blind & Low Vision AFL, Cricket, Golf, Goalball, Football or Tennis


24 hours over 3 months*

Photography and videography

Programs Devliery - Event Crew (School's 'High 5 For Fun')

Play or train with Blind & Low Vision AFL, Cricket, Golf, Goalball, Football or Tennis


52 hours over 3 months*

Digital marketing and media production 

Programs Devliery - Event Crew ('Come n Try' Multi Sport Festival)

Play or train with Blind & Low Vision AFL, Cricket, Golf, Goalball, Football or Tennis

* 1 hour per week, 2 hours per fortnight or 4 hours per 28 days.


Be Involved

To complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections with Blind Sports & Recreation NSW/ACT or our affiliate sports, please contact our Program Manager Bella via email


Before contacting Blind Sports & Recreation NSW/ACT you must first be registered with a Duke of Ed Award Centre or the NSW Open Award Centre.