Access All Abilities

Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. It’s the only sport and recreation program of its type in Australia.

 

The Wimmera Access for All Abilities program provides programs in five shires which are: Horsham City, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack and Hindmarsh. For over 10 years the program has, and continues to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout the Wimmera region.

 

Clubs working in partnership with the Access for All Abilities program have the ability to increase participation in their sports as well as memberships, from this the sporting competitions can enjoy more diversity and have an increase in inclusiveness, improved health and well being, as well as a strong sense of community.

 

What can the WRSA Access for All Abilities program offer you?

 

  • A variety of ideas and contacts to get you active and involved
  • Links to organised activities at local facilities
  • Timely and up to date advice on the latest sport and recreation opportunities in your area
  • Pathways to sport and recreation opportunities right up to an elite level
  • Opportunities to be trained and undertake roles to coach, umpire and volunteer

 

WRSA’s Access for All Abilities program coordinators can offer local clubs:

 

  • Assistance in attracting and retaining people with a disability
  • Insight into the sport and recreation interests of people with a disability in the area
  • Grant information and support with applications
  • Disability awareness training for coaches, officials and volunteers
  • Advice on how to make your club more accessible and inclusive
  • Promotion of inclusive programs and opportunities

 

How can you participate?

 

  • You don’t need to be a star athlete or be into competitive sport to be active. There are dozens of sport and recreation activities you can get involved in that aren’t competitive.
  • You can participate in the game or activity
  • You can coach
  • You can cheer and support your local club
  • You can volunteer
  • You can umpire

 

All Abilities Programs

 

Wimmera Whippets

 

Who do I contact?

 

In Horsham Rural City, Yarriambiack, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Hindmarsh shires please contact Matt Berry on 5382 4599 and mattb@wrsa.org.au

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