All-Abilities Sports Programs

As an extremely important part of our mission, we offer a range of sporting and associated activities across Northern NSW which aim to encourage participation for young people with disabilities. We started with a lad who has a debilitating disease, is wheelchair bound, but discovered that he could play Wheelchair Boccia. With our help, he has now developed this sport to the stage where he was a part of the train-on squad for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

This started the All-Abilities Sports program and the formation of a Committee.

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Under the guidance of this Committee and its Chairman we now conduct Sports Days across the region and assist schools in the introduction of new sports. Over the last 5 years we have been assisting Biala Special School in Ballina by running sporting activities for their students. Our group set up and run various activities including soccer, cricket, basketball, golf and lawn bowls, together with swimming activities. We will continue to provide opportunities foe these students in the sporting realm and are currently setting dates and activities for 2019.

Equipment has been supplied to several schools throughout the NNSW area, and we continue to implement new programs. We also cover the costs associated with the sporting days that we organize.

For further information please contact John McCaffery.