Encouraging people with a disability to participate playing sport in structured, safe and fun environments is the focus of a special Sports Ability course taking place in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday, July 24.
Presented by the Office of Communities – Sport and Recreation, the session will provide ways of including people with a disability in sports and opportunities for people with and without disabilities to participate together.
Sport and Recreation’s Heidi Duncan said teachers, teachers’ aides, sporting organisations, disability service providers and community organisations would benefit from the training.
“The Sports Ability course aims to provide locally based skills and knowledge that will assist younger and older people with a disability to be welcomed into sports environments,” Ms Duncan said.
“Sports Ability is also a program of fun games and recreational activities that are suitable for people with varying levels of physical and mental abilities.
“Sports Ability games include table cricket, polybat, Traditional Indigenous Games and the three Paralympic sports of boccia, goalball and sitting volleyball.
“The health and social benefits of participation in sport should be available to everyone, and the Sports Ability course will show that this is possible.”
July 24, 11am – 1pm, cost: $20
Sportz Central, 74A Bray Street, Coffs Harbour
Inquiries and course enrolments should be made to Office of Communities Sport and Recreation (North Coast) office on (02) 6618 0400 or email [email protected]
The Office of Communities supports an awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability into all aspects of political, social, economic, sporting and cultural life.
Sport and Recreation Office of Communities Department of Education and Communities www.dsr.nsw.gov.au
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