Improve sport for people with a disability

Victoria Police are partnering with Special Olympics Australia to hit the road to deliver an awareness tour across Victoria’s north east. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Tour is an opportunity to share the Flame of Hope with communities across regional Victoria and promote the importance of inclusion and acceptance for people with an intellectual disability (PWID).

In addition to Torch Runs in 10 towns and ‘Come and Try’ events in 4 regional centres, Special Olympics Australia is offering a FREE training session in Wangaratta and Wodonga to help local clubs help provide better opportunity to deliver sport to PWID.

The session is aimed to be practical with the focus being on providing club coaches and volunteers with the skills and resources to deliver better quality sport for PWID. It will also demonstrate how being an inclusive club is good for business – increasing your membership numbers by being more inclusive and making strong community partnerships.

Wangaratta

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location: The Centre, 17 Chisholm St, Wangaratta

Bookings: Click here

 

Wodonga

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Felltimber Community Centre, 189 Melrose Drive, Wodonga

Bookings: Click here

 

Contact Sport North East for more details at sportnortheast@thecentre.vic.edu.au or (03) 5721 0200

Sport over screens: New program to get teens active

A new report from VicHealth has shown teenagers are struggling to do even an hour of physical activity a day and are almost five times more likely to be on their smartphone or tablet than being active.

The report highlights 92 percent of teenagers aren’t meeting the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines of an hour of physical activity every day. In contrast the average teenager spends more than three hours a day on screens like smart phones and ipads.

In response the health promotion body has announced up to $6million in new funding over three years to get teens moving as part of its Growing Participation in Sport program.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said teenagers often dropped out of sport because it stops being fun and starts being competitive.

“Playing sport is a really fun and social way for our kids to keep active, but we know that sport participation halves when they hit their teenage years.

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ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Grants

ANZ Tennis Ambassador Dylan Alcott encouraging access to Tennis for all kids

The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Grant is open until  Wednesday, 28th February 2018.  To be eligible your club or venue does need to be affiliated with Tennis Australia and deliver ANZ Tennis Hot Shots.

Once affiliated to start delivering ANZ Tennis Hot Shots your club can either:

  1. Have a qualified Tennis Australia coach sign up and deliver the program
  2. If you don’t have access to a coach, Community Play enables you to also run the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program

For more assistance on this please contact play@tennis.com.au or call 1800 752 983.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Grant – APPLY NOW