Queanbeyan to host free activate inclusion sports day

Published on 28 March 2018

Activate Inclusion Sports Day - Wed 4 April 2018

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council will team up with Sport NSW and Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW, to deliver an Activate Inclusion Sports Day for school-aged children with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties.

The FREE event will take place at Queanbeyan High School on Wednesday 4 April between 10am and 2pm. Teachers, families and students are asked to register by 9.30am on the day to begin rotating through activities at 10am after Mayor Tim Overall officially opens the event.

“Active Inclusion Sports Day is an opportunity for people with a disability to try a range of sports and active recreation activities.

“There will be basketball, gymnastics, capital football, goalball and rugby league for the community to try out.

“The event is a fun and interactive day for all school ages. The activities take into consideration the needs of each individual by offering adaptive equipment and tailoring the activities to suit the individual’s own pace and level of engagement,” said Mayor Overall.

Sport NSW, Variety, Ability Links and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council will all have presentations for families, teachers and area advocates from 10.15am, with exhibitors also on hand to deliver community services to the local area for the event at Queanbeyan High School.

Fruit and bottled water will be supplied on the day, with each participant receiving a free event showbag.

“Events like this are extremely important for the community. They provide valuable knowledge to families, teachers and other advocates within the local area while offering people with a disability, mental health and learning difficulties the chance to be active,” Mayor Overall added.

To register for the Active Inclusion Sports Day please visit: www.sportnsw.com.au/activateinclusionsportsdays   

For further information please contact Sport NSW Disability Inclusion Manager, Murray Elbourn, on 0427 186 734 or inclusion@sportnsw.com.au