All Abilities Sports

All Ability Sports is a fun program for school children that is designed to promote inclusion in the playground and develop a better understanding of people with disability.

Schools are the best place to promote inclusion in the community. Children are the best people to make change into the future. By learning about how to be inclusive as an ordinary thing to do in their everyday lives, our children will create a better society for all of us and better lives for people with disability too!

Mid Coast Communities delivers the All Ability Sports Program through our Ability Links Program. Robbie Veneziano, a local Wheelchair Sportsman heads our All Abilities Sports team and uses his own disability and his amazing abilities to engage with children to encourage inclusion and break down barriers.

This program has had terrific feedback from participating schools and schoolchildren. Robbie talks with children about his experience of disability and about playing sport as a wheelchair user.

Children are encouraged to ask lots of questions which they don’t usually feel they are able to ask of a person with disability. Robbie and other Ability Linkers then lead children to participate in a range of fun inclusive games such as Boccia, Seated Volleyball and Blindfolded Goalball.

If you’d like your school to take advantage of this great opportunity please contact us through one of our offices (contact details are on the right).

How do I contact a Linker?

It’s easy, you can either call the office closest to you, or drop by and see a linker. If you’d prefer, you could also email us at abilitylinks@midcc.org.au

Coffs Harbour, Bellingen or Nambucca Heads

Shop 21, 20 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour (at the rear of the Max Murray Mall)  Ph: (02) 66509771

Kempsey

2/24 Clyde Street Kempsey 2440 (inside the arcade)
Ph: (02) 6516 1925

Port Macquarie/Hastings

Level 1, Bourne House, 10-12 Short Street, Port Macquarie (up the stairs or via the lift available on the ground floor)
Ph: (02) 6516 1920

Taree, Gloucester or Great Lakes

5/11 Oxley Street Taree 2430
Ph: (02) 5594 1110