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.
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.
In Year 1 of the project, we are partnering with Swimming WA and Athletics West to help swimming and athletics clubs provide a disability-friendly environment and supportive introduction to both sports. To help engage the Geraldton community, we are partnering with the Geraldton-based accessible recreation organisation, Atlas.
Over the next two years, we will also be provide support to Para canoe, Para football, table tennis, and Para badminton in initiatives to engage youth with physical disabilities who can walk.
If you are interested in the athletics and swimming introduction program for those with physical disabilities who can walk: Please register your interest.
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