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Now is the perfect time to try Swimming & Athletics! If you have a Physical Disability & can walk Are between 10-25 years old Perth and Geraldton Commencing January 2024 Rebound WA Logo and Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industry logo

Between 10-25 years old, many with physical disabilities who can walk disengage from sports.  The Get Active initiative is aimed at helping sport clubs to engage this overlooked group.

About the initiative

In 2023, we received an Inclusion Grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to collaborate with sport clubs  to foster inclusion in Perth and Geraldton over a three-year period.

This phase of the initiative focuses on connecting kids and youth with physical disabilities who can walk with sports that better suit their abilities. Often, these kids join community sport and eventually feel they no longer make a meaningful contribution. This results in believing that sport is not suited for them.

During this three year grant, we are working with swimming, athletics, badminton, para football, table tennis and canoeing clubs to help foster inclusive practices that will support our target group, to help these kids and youth find sport again 

Survey: For this project, we conducted a survey asking asked those with disabilities who can walk about their engagement with sport. This survey helps us understand factors that lead to disengagement and the supports that can help.  Survey responses will inform training and resources we will provide to sports clubs. If you would like to share your experience, check out the survey.

To Register for the Program:

If you are interested in the athletics and swimming introduction program for those with physical disabilities who can walk: Please register your interest.  For more information, please email:

Inclusion Training for Clubs

Part of this grant includes inclusion training for the pilot clubs involved with this initiative. We have partnered with Sport4All to make available their online inclusion training course and resources. The Sport4All course’s disability scope is broader than our target, kids and youth with physical disabilities who can walk , however, the course includes very good practices that will benefit our target population. Club volunteers are not expected complete the whole course, however, you are required to complete  the following five modules: 

  • Communication and Language 
  • Disability, Accessibility and Inclusion 
  • Misconceptions and Unconscious Bias 
  • Having an Inclusive Mindset 
  • Practical Steps to Building your Club’s Inclusive Culture  

Each module includes a training video, a workbook, some resources you can use around your club and a quiz.

It should take less an hour to complete and you may save your progress and return to it as many times as you need.

You are more than welcome to check out the rest of the inclusion course including the accessibility assessment that is available for your club and check out all the resources Sport4All can offer.  

To access the training, click here , for more information on what your club can do click here

In Partnership 

Sponsored by

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