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

Law Enforcement Torch Run

through the eastern regional awareness tour (erat), Victoria Police’s law enforcement torch run is coming to beechworth, rutherglen, wangaratta & wodonga.

Victoria Police’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are partnering with Special Olympics Australia to hit the road to deliver 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 in sport and recreation.

The Torch Run is coming to the main streets of Beechworth, Rutherglen, Wangaratta and Wodonga to promote the importance of physical activity and wellbeing. Representatives from Victoria Police and Special Olympics Australia will be coming to you to help start building more opportunities for people to play sport and feel connected.

Wangaratta Torch Run & Sports Event – Wednesday 19th September
Torch Run: 9am at Merriwa Park, Ryley Street
Sports Event: 9:45am at Apex park, Clements Street

Beechworth Torch Run – Wednesday 19th September
3pm, Beechworth Police Station, Williams Street

Wodonga Torch Run & Sports Event – Thursday 20th September
Torch Run: 9am at Wodonga Police Station, 100 Hovell Street
Sports Event: 10am at Junction Square, 34 Elgin Blvd

Rutherglen Torch Run – Thursday 20th September
2pm, Rutherglen Police Station, 167 High Street

The Law Enforcement Torch Run events are proudly supported by Special Olympics Australia and Sport North East.

If you wish to participate, please RSVP to Simon Rodder at Special Olympics Australia by Monday 3rd September.
Phone: 0427 469 424
Email: simonr@specialolympics.com.au

New Online Coaching Course from Special Olympics

Special Olympics Australia and Leaders of Evolution have launched a new online coaching course to provide a more inclusive sporting experience for people with an intellectual disability.

The course is designed to equip coaches with the skills to be able to deliver practical coaching sessions to people with an intellectual disability across a variety of sports in a welcoming and inclusive space. It also aims to contribute to knowledge in the wider sectors of sport, disability and education.

See what it’s all about at https://soalearn.com.au/.