Free ‘come and try’ sporting activities

The event will be held at Tarneit P-9 college from 1pm to 3pm.

People of all ages with a disability are invited to sample the fun sport opportunities on Saturday, September 2, in Tarneit.

Wyndham council, in partnership with Sport4All, will showcase ‘come and try’ activities from athletics to basketball, lawn bowls to table tennis and more, within a supportive environment.

The event will be held at Tarneit P-9 college, from 1pm to 3pm, and will give attendees the opportunity to speak to clubs about the activities on offer and the Sport4All program.

Wyndham Mayor Susan McIntyre said the program is aimed to increase opportunities for people with a disability to play sport and become involved in volunteer sporting roles.

“We know that clubs participating in the inclusive multi sport fun afternoon are really keen to include people with [a] disability in their activities and learn how they can offer more,” she said.

“As a council we have been working with 14 sports clubs and eight schools to enable increased inclusion of people with [a] disability.

“This is a great opportunity for people… five years old and older, with [a] disability and their families to come down and try some sporting activities and find out what they may enjoy.

“We know that being active and taking part in sporting activities helps everyone improve their overall wellbeing.”

Sport4All is a collaboration between the federal government, Sport Australia and Get Skilled Access.

Sport4All’s purpose is to provide people with a disability the opportunity to participate in club and school sports when, where and how they choose.

Get Skilled Access is a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise, managed and run by people with disability and people with lived experience of disability.