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Bradley Bettens awarded ISSA Life Membership

Bradley Bettens receiving his Life Membership from Board Director Tom Johnston Voted at the recent AGM and announced last night, Inclusive Sport SA presented Life Membership to Bradley ‘Brad’ Bettens, in recognition of his significant contribution as a participant and leadership qualities surrounding inclusive practice in the community. Passionate about sport, Brad has played for Kenilworth Football Club since 2005, accumulating more than 110 games with the footy club. A coach’s player, Brad has an eagerness to learn and improve his own game and offers advice to other players. An avid and fair player, he is seen as a leader amongst his teammates. A well-known and liked athlete in local sport competitions, Brad has an extensive playing history representing SA on the national stage. For the past four years, Brad has competed at the AFL Inclusion Carnival, various national swimming events and captaining the AWD team at the FFA National Futsal Championships. He has also represented Australia, having worn the green and gold for futsal. The youngest Life Member recipient at the tender age of 27, Brad’s sporting talents extend past the playing field. He is active advocate for inclusion, with his recent appointment to the Marie Little OAM Athlete Support Committee where he provides insight from a participant’s perspective regarding applications for athlete financial support; and as a volunteer at Julia Farr Association Purple Orange, where he mentors other people with disability to get involved in sport. Inclusive Sport SA CEO John Cranwell said, “Despite Brad still being in his 20’s, Brad has all the attributes that we look for in awarding Life Membership of Inclusive Sport SA, such as leadership, and supporting innovative inclusive practices”. “Brad has an outstanding track record as an athlete, and as importantly he is active in ensuring that people with disability are not only represented as athletes, but also as advocates and advisors.”