Accessible sport just became more accessible

AAA Play is an online service provided by Reclink Australia and the State Government of Victoria, that connects people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria. A recent collaboration with the nine Victorian Regional Sports Assemblies has enabled sport and recreation opportunities for the entire state of Victoria to be featured in one place.

AAA Play has previously only included opportunities for metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. This new expansion will facilitate a crucial entry point for people who are seeking out a sport or recreation connection in all areas of Victoria.

Reclink Australia CEO, John Ballis emphasised the importance of this regional expansion.

“We have seen the value that this service provides people with a disability since AAA Play first began in July 2014.

“The AAA Play website and information portal has been successful in engaging people with a disability, families and carers to achieve positive sport participation outcomes.

“We are excited to be able to extend this opportunity to all Victorians.”

Research shows that knowledge and awareness of inclusive sport and recreation programs and activities among people with a disability and their families is insufficient, yet critical in enhancing participation in sport and recreation for people with a disability.
The website has been modified to include a more accessible map that covers the key regions of Victoria.

“An exciting component to this project is some of the web development we’ve been able to achieve to enable State Sporting Associations and Regional Sporting Assemblies to more readily add and update programs,” Chris Lacey, Reclink Victorian State Manager explained.

“This will ensure information is even more current, reliable and detailed,”

People with a disability, their carers and families can access AAA Play by visiting aaavic.org.au, emailing request@aaavic.org.au or phoning 1800 222 842.

If your sporting club or association has an all abilities opportunity in north east Victoria to share with the community, please contact Sport North East at sportnortheast@thecentre.vic.edu.au or (03) 5721 0200.