Founded in 1965, the SADA is South Australia’s largest, longest running and most recognised debating association, running a successful schools competition since 1966. For over 50 years the SADA has focused on providing inclusive debating programs with a strong educational focus, allowing all students to develop and to enjoy debating.
The SADA provides South Australia’s most comprehensive debating program, which includes:
The SADA aims to:
The SADA is South Australia’s sole affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation. National affiliation recognises the quality of the SADA’s debating program and rigorous adjudicator accreditation process. This affiliation affords the SADA access to the latest developments in debating both Australia-wide and internationally, ensuring that the SADA continues to run an engaging program which benefits students’ personal and academic development.
Emily joined the Executive in 2013 as a Zone Steward after becoming an adjudicator in 2012. In 2015 and 2016 she served as the Vice President Development and in 2017 as Treasurer. She returns to be President of the SADA in 2019.
Tyson joined the SADA Executive as a Zone Steward in 2016 and served as Co-Coach of the State Team in 2017 and 2018. During secondary school, she was a member of the State Team.
Maddie joined the executive in 2018, having been a member of the State Team for several years.
Treasurer - Alexandra Lowe
Alex joined the SADA executive in 2016 as a Zone Steward and was the Schools' Chief Administrator in 2017. During secondary school she was a member of the State Team in 2015, after being a reserve in 2014.
Laura joined the Executive in 2018 as a Zone Steward, having previously been a member of the State Team.
Joanna joins the Executive in 2019 after being a SADA adjudicator for several years. Raelene joins the Executive in 2019 after being an experienced school debating co-ordinator.
Nidhi joins the SADA in 2019 after being an adjudicator with the SADA for several years.
Helena joined the Executive in 2016 as the IPSHA Competition Administrator and in 2017 was both the IPSHA Competition Administrator and Co-Coach of the State Team. During secondary school she was a Reserve on the State Team in 2014 and a member of the team in 2015.
William was a member of the State Team in 2015, received an Honourable Mention at the 2015 National Schools’ Debating Championships, and was that year’s recipient of the Todd Golding Medal for his contribution to the Team. He joined the SADA Executive in 2016 as a Zone Steward and was Adjudicator Manager and a Co-Coach of the State Team in 2018.