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).