Get involved in athletics!
People with a disability are encouraged to come along once a week to Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne and participate in athletics, in a group environment to promote an active lifestyle for all.
The program is centred around a “Get Active and Get into Sport” philosophy. There is not emphasis on becoming an elite athlete or participating in sport on weekends, the program will aim to show people with a disability that they are still able to be active and participate in sport, and hopefully, open up a some avenues that the participants and their families would otherwise not have been aware of.
There is no commitment and minimum attendance requirements; participants can come as often or as little as they wish, the program will also be aimed at assisting people with a disability with social integration and health and wellbeing. Participants do not need any sporting history, and it caters for all disability groups.
Participants will receive coaching in athletics fundamentals in a fun group environment. Please note the group size may vary from week to week ranging from anywhere from 1 participant onwards.
When: 5.30pm - 6.30pm every Tuesday (starting November 18th, 2014)
Where: Lakeside Stadium Athletics, 31 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
For: Ages 11 and over
Content: Information on participating in the sport and the fundamentals of athletics
Cost: No cost to attend, however athletes may on occasion have to pay a $5 stadium entry fee
To register or to find out more, contact Brett Watton at Atletics Australia.