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DWA and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

 

Disabled Wintersport Australia and Quipmo announce partnership!

Highlights:

  • Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is an accredited National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and are the Australian Experts in Winter Alpine adaptive activities
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • DWA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people experiencing adaptive sports and activities!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

 

Now in its 40th year, DWA provides winter adaptive services and equipment across 5 major Alpine Resorts. With over 1,100 members nationwide, DWA is an accredited National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and State Sporting Organisation (SSO) as well as registered NDIS provider and operates specialist accommodation in Jindabyne at a new facility at Howmans Gap Falls Creek. DWA is are the Australian experts in Winter Alpine adaptive activities.

When two organisations share a common mission to improve people’s lives through experiencing adaptive sports & activities, everybody wins! 

DWA CEO Rick Coate said “DWA is incredibly pleased to partner with Quipmo, whose values and culture align perfectly with DWA’s. We are excited about the potential to provide access to adaptive equipment for people of all abilities throughout Australia’s Alpine.  Our team of staff and some 250 volunteer Guides have been delivering safe and dignified experiences in the unique Alpine areas of Australia for over 40 years.”

“DWA works with industry partners to build the capability and capacity of a national sport system from the grass roots recreational through to high performance elite with a focus on fostering, supporting and encouraging whole of sport participation and that the equality of opportunity to participate exists at all levels of the sport system. Some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged from DWA programs and have recorded victories at the highest level of international competition. DWA athletes have competed in all internationally recognised World Championship and Winter Paralympic Games since their inception in 1976. Australia won its first medal in 1992 at the Albertville, France Winter Paralympic Games and Australia is now an internationally recognised alpine nation”[1].

Everybody deserves adventure! Everyone deserves fun! 

  • “Over 4 million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people.
  • 18.6% of females and 18.0% of males in Australia have disability.
  • The likelihood of living with disability increases with age. 2 in 5 people with disability are 65 years or older.
  • 1.8 million or 50.7 % of Australians aged 65 and over have disability, compared to 1 in 8 (12.5 %) aged under 65.
  • 2.1 million Australians of working age (15 – 64 years) have disability.
  • 35.9% of Australia’s 8.9 million households include a person with disability”[3].

“Participation rates in sport among people with disability are significantly lower compared with able bodied people. In adults, participation rates are 30% and 65% respectively. All people regardless of ability should have access to sport and recreation opportunities and receive the same physical, mental and social benefits from participating”[2].

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are truly delighted to be partnering with Disabled Wintersport Australia and are incredibly excited to be playing a part in enabling everyone to enjoy adventure! Bringing the whole community together through the share economy and enabling all families to adventure together is right at the heart of this incredibly exciting partnership. We look forward to seeing what this fantastic partnership with DWA can achieve and to seeing people from all abilities and backgrounds do more of what they love with those that they love!”

[1] https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/piano.revolutionise.com.au/cups/dwa/files/r8obqetbvp9bfobd.pdf 

[2] http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/support-and-advice/research-and-policies/policies/inclusivity-(substantive-equality) 

[3] https://www.and.org.au/pages/disability-statistics.html

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In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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