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Notice of the 49th SSPA Annual General Meeting

September 8, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) will take place on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort Cowes Victoria at 9.30am. Members may nominate a person/s for election to National Council. The following positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, […]

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“You Can’t Ask That” episode on short stature broadcast on ABC-TV

August 11, 2016

Last night, the ABC aired an episode of their series “You Can’t Ask That”, based around Short Stature. The show has the aim of breaking down social stereotypes of marginalised Australian communities. We welcome the discussion that will begin with the individuals featured on the show and no doubt grow from there, hopefully making a positive […]

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‘In My World’ by Carole Lander – New book review

August 5, 2016

IN MY WORLD contains two chapter books for readers aged 7+ ‘Basketball Tree’ and ‘Wheels of Fire’ feature main characters who live with a disability: Sam is short-statured and Bec is a wheelchair user. These are positive and affirming stories about kids today. They also depict the universal experience of people joining together through physical […]

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2016 National Sports Weekend wrap up

July 31, 2016

The 22nd SSPA National Sports Weekend was held between Friday 10th – Monday 13th June in Albury, NSW. This weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide an opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. The first weekend was attended by about 30 people. This year, we […]

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2017 World Dwarf Games – future camps

July 31, 2016

Congratulations to the 32 individuals that have thus far attended camp 1 or 2. Camp 3 will be the last chance for all other athletes and or new athletes to join the Australian Squad. Please contact me immediately if interested in World Dwarf Games – it’s not too late. The World Dwarf Games Committee have […]

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SSPA membership for 2016/2017

July 29, 2016

SSPA membership subscriptions are due from 1st August 2016.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership and hope that you continue in the year ahead. Please renew your membership to remain financial and enjoy the benefits of being an SSPA member. Membership renewal is as easy as accessing the following link and then paying your […]

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NSW wins State of Origin basketball clash in a thriller

June 28, 2016

The recent 2016 SSPA National Sports weekend was highlighted by the State of Origin basketball match clash between New South Wales and Victoria held at the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre in Albury. After a close fought encounter which included an exciting last quarter, New South Wales emerged as the victors with the final score: 14 to 12. […]

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2016 SSPA National Convention registration now open

June 27, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 SSPA National Convention which will be held at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort, Cowes, Victoria between Sunday 25 September and Saturday 1 October 2016. Check here for more information about registration, Travel Fund reimbursements (for short-statured SSPA members), room arrangements, etc. The Convention programme is available for viewing from […]

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Former The Daily Advertiser sports reporter Tony Munro dies, aged 52

May 26, 2016

FORMER The Daily Advertiser sports reporter Tony Munro has died after a short illness, aged 52. Mr Munro worked at the DA in the early 1980s covering a range of sports, including cricket and basketball. Member for Riverina Michael McCormack worked alongside Mr Munro at the newspaper and said his colleague loved sport and writing about it, and was very good […]

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2016 SSPA’s National Sports Weekend

May 10, 2016

Dates: Friday 10th– Monday 13th June  at Lake Hume Resort in Albury, NSW. Background: The SSPA National Sports Weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide another opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. Attended by about 30 people, the weekend saw Victoria claim a 25–18 victory […]

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