Tennis Australia will be hosting a Wheelchair Come & Try Event in conjunction with the National Championships on Sunday, November 13th at the National Tennis Centre.

  • For the first time ever, a wheelchair tennis tournament in Australia will be fielding all divisions (Men’s, Women’s, Quad, and Junior)!
  • Winner of the Men’s Open Singles Final gets the Men’s Open wheelchair wildcard for AO 2017
  • Rio Paralympic Gold medallist, Heath Davidson, will be competing in the Championships.
  • The National Championships will be used as official training for the AO Ball Crew for AO 2017.
  • Tennis Australia is working hard following the success of the sport at the Rio Paralympics to focus on development at the grassroots level which is evident with the growing junior division.
  • Following the National Championships, there will be a junior division at the next two Australian tournaments on the UNIQLO ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour, which Australia has not fielded in many years.
  • Three players in the Women’s division are former or current members of the Australian Gliders National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team.

Come & Try Wheelchair Tennis event:

When: Sunday, November 13th – 9:00-11:00am with a BBQ & watch the Men’s Final after.

Where: National Tennis Centre – Melbourne Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, 3001

Contact: wheelchairtennis@tennis.com.au

 

All Abilities Day is happening again at the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre on Wednesday 7 December from 10am – 1.30pm, to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability.
Come and try soccer, tennis, cricket, table tennis, SWISH, footy, dance and more for FREE. Bookings can be made online at 
https://aad2016.eventbrite.com.au or by calling 5950 1099.

Marveloo toilet available (BYO sling). Supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The United Nations theme for International Day of People with Disability in 2016 is "Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want" - read more about it here http://www.idpwd.com.au/ 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is partnering with Karingal, Focus, Special Olympics Victoria, AFL South East, Cricket Victoria, and SCOPE. Activities are supported by MYC gymnastics, Elite Tennis Academy the Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association, SEDA College and BAM Dance Allstars. 

This is a MetroAccess initiative, supported by the State Government of Victoria.

Source: Mornington Peninsula Shire

Bring your family and friends to Australia's first wheelchair tennis hub. Free coaching, activities and BBQ. Sport wheelchair will be available to try. 

Please register your interest phone: 1300 Hume TC (1300 4869 82) or www.humetennis.com.au

When: Sunday 16 October

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Hume Tennis and Community Centre 225 Marathon Blvd, Craigieburn 

Sport for people with intellectual disability

Swimming Ballarat Games

When: Saturday 15th October 2.30pm to 6.45pm

Where: Ballarat Aquatic Centre (50m pool), Gillies Street, North Ballarat

Entry:  $15.00 due please

Swimming Bendigo Games

Saturday 29th October 1pm to 6pm

Peter Krenze YMCA Leisure Centre, Napier Street, Eaglehawk

Entry:  $15.00 due please

 

 

Overview of Special Olympics Australia 

For 40 years we have brought people with intellectual disability together with passionate volunteers to participate in weekly sports training, regular competition, fun and friendship.

Despite what many people think, we’re not the Paralympics. The Paralympics is for elite athletes, mainly with physical disability. Special Olympics is for people with intellectual disability.

At Special Olympics Australia everyone with an intellectual disability is welcome. Some participants join to have fun, make friends and enjoy the warmth of a welcoming community, while others are focussed on winning and receiving medals.

We’re not just a major sports event. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training in multiple sports as well as competition at local, state, national and international level. The pinnacle of our competition ladder is the World Games which is hosted on a four-year cycle in summer and winter sports. We also provide health and leadership programs.

Almost 600,000 Australians have an intellectual disability. They are the largest disability population in the country and the world, and in Australia another child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability every two hours.

People with intellectual disability can learn new skills and can accomplish goals. They just learn differently, or need more time or support to succeed.

Our focus is to make ability visible. Unlike physical disability, intellectual disability is sometimes invisible.

 

DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY IN YOU

Find the circus you can do. Fully accessible circus classes for young people with disabilities aged 5-25 with friends and family.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM 

Monday 19 September 2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Parents and carers to participate and siblings welcome)

Cost: $35.00

Bookings essential! Please book online or contact us.

Contact information:

Website: www.westsidecircus.org.au

Phone: (03) 9471 2928

Email: communityprogram@westsidecircus.org.au

Why Gymnastics?
Gymnastics is a wonderful springboard for:
Friendships & learning social skills
Confidence and self-esteem
 Motor and cognitive skill development
 Balance, cooperation, posture, flexibility,
core and muscle strength
 Improved overall wellbeing
 Community connections and networks
Our club offers regular group gymnastics/movement classes in our Activity Room on a Sunday & Monday. We can also tailor a program to suit any age, ability and background if required, from specialised classes to mainstream groups, schools and individuals.
Feel free to drop into the club or phone to discuss how we can work with you to develop a program to met your needs

 

TRY CLASS
Sunday 11th September
11.00 to 11.45 (12yo to 16yo)
11.45 to 12.30pm (4yo to 8yo)

12.30 to 1.15pm (9yo to 11yo)Monday 12th September
12.15 to 1.00pm (16yo to adult)

11.30 to 12.15pm (2yo to 4yo)
All classes commence Term 4
Monday 3rd October 

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Private lessons also available.

For further information contact the office during business hours Monday to Friday on 03 9532 0457

HIGHETT YOUTH CLUB
3 Livingston Street,
HIGHETT VIC 3190
highettyouthclub@bigpond.com


Do you want to get fitter, stronger and be more agile?Do you use a self-propelled wheelchair?Then we want you to join Wheelie Fit Boot Camp!When: Wheelie Fit runs for eight weeks and is on Mondays 10am–11am and Wednesdays 9am–10am.The last session for this eight week program will be Wednesday 7 September.Where: Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre, 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East.Cost: $8 per session. Free for GESAC members.For more information contact Cam Lee on 0423 200 027 or cameron.lee@marriott.org.auTraining includes:

  • cardio;
  • agility;
  • strength; and
  • boxing

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A free event multi-sport family day which is suitable for people of all ages and all abilities.

Where: Elsternwick Oval, 164 Glenhuntly Road, Brighton.

When: Sunday 17th April, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

For more information please contact Georgia or Grant.

Grant Roberts

Metro Access

Recreation, Events and Community Partnerships

Bayside City Council

Mob: 0417 168 398 Text Only

Email: GRoberts@bayside.vic.gov.au

Georgia Starke

Phone: 9599 4444

A free event multi-sport family day which is suitable for people of all ages and all abilities.

Where: Elsternwick Oval, 164 Glenhuntly Road, Brighton.

When: Sunday 17th April, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

For more information please contact Georgia or Grant.

Grant Roberts

Metro Access

Recreation, Events and Community Partnerships

Bayside City Council

Mob: 0417 168 398 Text Only

Email: GRoberts@bayside.vic.gov.au

Georgia Starke

Phone: 9599 4444

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