Sports Ability

Sports Ability 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 places 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 achieve better lives for people with disability too!

Mid Coast Communities delivers the Sports Ability program through our Ability Links Program. Linker Robbie Veneziano, also a local Wheelchair Sportsman, heads our Sports Ability 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 would like your school to take advantage of this great opportunity please contact us through one of our offices. We are able to deliver the program anywhere from Great Lakes to Yarrawarra in any size school, club or community group (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 would prefer, you could also email us at abilitylinks@midcc.org.au

Coffs Harbour

Shop 21, 20 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour 2450 (located at the back of the Max Murray Mall, behind Office Choice) 
Ph: (02) 6650 9771

Nambucca Heads / Bellingen

Shop 5B, Nambucca Plaza, 10 Pacific Highway Nambucca Heads 2448
Ph: (02) 6516 1940

Kempsey

Suite 7, First Floor, Harrington Building, Kempsey 2440
Ph: (02) 6516 1925

Port Macquarie/Hastings

Suite 5, 53 Lord Street, Port Macquarie 2444
Ph: (02) 6516 1920

Taree, Gloucester or Great Lakes

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