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Muscular Dystrophy NSW is the first disability service provider in Australia to become a National Licensed Operator of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – which is an internationally recognised program inviting people of all abilities and cultural backgrounds to dig deep and achieve! Many thanks to ADHC for their continued support of this innovative initiative.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an enriching program that invites young people aged between 14 and 25 years to participate in a non-competitive program of self-directed activities. Participants can choose to do their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, and each level requires that they undertake an activity of their choice in each of the four Sections of Skill, Physical Recreation, Volunteering and Adventurous Journey. They participate on a regular basis over a set period of time for each Section and take ownership of as much of the planning, decision making and record keeping as possible.


Read more about this amazing world-first program!

Click here to download our current Duke of Ed Brochure
Click here to read about MDNSW becoming a National Licensed Operator

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Philip’s Mini Documentary

Muscular Dystrophy Golf Day 2014 109468 v31 (P1) Click on the picture to view the mini-documentary Philip helped to edit and produce as part of his Duke of Ed Skill Section.

Melanie’s TEDxYouth@Sydney talk titled “How to Climb a Mountain in a Wheelchair”

Muscular Dystrophy Golf Day 2014 109468 v31 (P1) Click on the picture watch Melanie’s video as she talks about her Duke of Ed Journey and how it changed her life





Duke of Ed-page

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The year that was....20131
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is kindly supported by

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