Albury Wodonga | 20-27 January 2018
In 2012 Events South Australia, with support from Deaf Community & Sports SA, successfully bid for the 2016 Australian Deaf Games and has continued to assist and facilitate the staging of the Games.
The 2016 Australian Deaf Games is being centred in the vibrant City of Adelaide, utilizing the many world-class sporting venues situated within the surrounding Parklands and the city fringe.
The Adelaide Games will be the “must be at” event for Australia’s Deaf and hard of hearing community in 2016, providing a unique opportunity for everyone within and connected with the community to network, meet new people, celebrate with friends and colleagues, compete…….and be inspired.
Deaf Sports Australia and the Games Organising Committee are delighted that Adelaide High School on the Western Parklands has agreed to host the Games Hub, including a comprehensive Cultural/Social Program, a Deaf Community Expo, a social/recreational “hangout” and the usual Games Hub administrative facilities and services.
With up to 15 different sporting competitions and a wide variety of events that celebrate and showcase Deaf culture, the 2016 Games promises to be the biggest Deaf community event in Adelaide’s history and the best Games ever! Over 1,000 Deaf and hard of hearing people and up to 150 volunteers are set to join in the festivities.
A variety of sports are being played, including cricket, basketball, futsal, touch football, netball, athletics, tennis and golf. These sports will be hosted in a “who’s who” of iconic Adelaide stadiums including the Netball Stadium, the Athletics Stadium and the Adelaide Arena.
The 2016 Australian Deaf Games will be formally opened by the Hon. Tony Piccolo, Minister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Road Safety.
The 2016 Australian Deaf Games is supported by Events South Australia and Australian Hearing