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Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards (MIRA)

These awards are given each year to individuals, clubs, groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have contributed to improving the quality of life of people with disability in the City of Maribyrnong.

2014 MIRA Nominations are now open!

Do you know a person, group, business or not-for-profit agency who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life for people with disability? Nominate them for a MIRA!

Indigenous and multicultural individuals and groups are strongly encouraged to nominate volunteers, staff and programs for these Disability Awards.There are seven award categories:

MIRA 2013 Group Winners and Highly Commended
  • Inclusive Business Practices
  • Youth (12 to 26 years)
  • Arts - Individual
  • Arts - Group
  • Sports - Individual
  • Sports - Club
  • Volunteering

Award Presentation Night

When: Friday 5 December 2014, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Bluestone Church Art Space, Hyde Street, Footscray
All awards will be presented by special guests at a celebration coinciding with International Day of People with Disability. All nominees, friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend the Award celebration.

Nomination Guide and Form - Nominations Close 31 October

The MIRA Nomination Guide and Form may be downloaded in either PDF or Word format from this website (below). If you would like a copy posted to you please contact Liz Wright, MetroAccess Officer.

Nominations close 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.

MIRA Award Recipients 2013

  • Arts Award (Individual) Winner - Patrick Francis
  • Arts Award (Group) Winner - The Hackkets
  • Inclusive Business Award Winner - UCAN Cafe Team
  • Personal Achievement Award Winner - Anne Cameron
  • Sports Award (Individual) Winner - Patrick Francis
  • Sports Award (Group) Winner - FIDA Devils, Footscray North Football Club
  • Volunteer Award (Individual) Winner - Aida Napoli
  • Volunteer Award (Group) Winner - Western Futures, Victoria University

Winner Profiles - North Footscray Football Club - FIDA Devils, Winner of the Sports Group Award

MIRA 2013 North Footscray Football Club FIDA Devils Sports Club Winner with Andrew Elsbury MLC and Mayor Grant Miles

Each month we highlight one of the 2013 MIRA Winners together with photos from the presentation ceremony.

The FIDA Devils program run by North Footscray Football Club provides participants with intellectual disability with the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sports in an inclusive, tailored environment. Participants build both physical and social skills, and FIDA team members enjoy the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. They are exceptional in their field.


For more information, or if you would like this information in an alternative format please contact:
Liz Wright
MetroAccess Officer
9688 0200


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