Wed May 30 2018, 7.30am — 9.30am


There are over 1 million people in Victoria with a disability, and just over 700,000 of these people are not engaged in sport activities. Therefore, the sport industry has a huge opportunity to engage more people with a disability. Programs such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are supporting more and more people with a disability to lead active lifestyles. In creating inclusive environments and breaking down participation barriers, sport organisations can change their sport for the better and increase participation by people with a disability.

This breakfast is being hosted by Vicsport and Access All Abilities Play (AAA Play) – the first-point-of call service connecting people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria, managed by Reclink Australia.

Guest speaker:

David Moody, Victorian State Manager at National Disability Services (NDS), talking about how the disability sector works and how sport organisations can capitalise on the opportunities available. David has extensive experience working in policy and strategy settings related to health promotion and has held senior roles at the Department of Health & Human Service and Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Panel discussion – how participation by people with disability benefits everyone

  • David Moody – Victorian State Manager at National Disability Services
  • Danielle Lowerson – Project Leader Inclusion at Tennis Victoria
  • Chris Lacey – State Manager at Reclink Australia
  • Sonny Rennison & Emma Rennison – a family who found sporting opportunities through AAA Play

Access All Abilities Play (AAA Play)

Learn more about the AAA Play service and network with Reclink staff and event guests.

This event is supported by the State Government of Victoria.

You will need to register for this event. Refer to for more details.

You are warmly invited to attend free volunteer training sessions in St Kilda

You may choose to attend one or more of the sessions

Bookings are essential

Please pass on this email and attached flyer to anyone who may be interested in attending

Working alongside people with a disability - Tuesday 15th May 2018 9.30-11am - This workshop will cover: how to create and achieve an inclusive environment and Volunteer rights and responsibilities including a duty of care, dignity of risk and creating a safe environment for people with disability and those who work with them.

It’s my choice! - Tuesday 15th May 11.30am-1pm - Based on the It’s My Choice toolkit developed by Inclusion Melbourne in partnership with RMIT University this training workshop outlines the 9 principles of choice and explores the key issues surrounding choice and things to consider when support people with disability to make informed choices.

Building Rapport and listening skills – Wednesday 20th June 9.30-11am - This workshop is for anyone working directly with people with a disability or older people. The workshop will cover information, tips and practical exercises for building and maintaining rapport with the people. Participants will have the opportunity to learn active listening skills through practical exercises and explore their application through discussion of case studies.. 

Boundary setting and self-care - Wednesday 20th June 11.30am-1pm - When we work one to one with someone it’s important that we understand the boundaries of our role and how to communicate these boundaries to the people we work with. Sometimes it’s hard to say no however it is vital for self-care and so we don’t overstep the responsibilities of our role or burn out.  In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about how to set boundaries effectively and information about how to recognise signs of burn out and undertake self-care to prevent it.

Bookings are essential

Venue Alliance Franciase 51 Grey Street St Kilda

These workshops have been funded by the City of Port Phillip



The Association All Abilities Tournament is a great opportunity for all abilities programs and competitions to put their teams together and showcase their players talents.

Where: Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC)  

If you have any questions about the tournament please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Alison, Kyle or Tim 

It would be great to see as many teams there as possible

Contact details:

Basketball Victoria Phone - 03 9837 8018 

Alison Cody -

Kyle McMullan -

When: Sunday 28 May 

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Where: Eltham High School (court 1) 30 - 60 Withers Way, Eltham 3095

Everyone is welcome to come and participate! 
Please note regitrations are essential for the program - contact Jordan Canovan via email:

Come relax and share a walk with other carers!

The Pathway for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or a mental health issue, an opportunity to share walks with other carers and to learn more about news, services, supports available to carers. This is a FREE event for carers.

We offer five walks:

  • Maroondah Walk (Tuesday)
    Meet at: Torrente Cafe, 389 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood
    When: Every second Tuesday of the month commencing 9.30am

  • Maroondah Walk (Saturday)
    Meet at: Torrente Cafe, 389 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood
    When: Every third Saturday of the month commencing 1.00pm
    See more info about our Saturday walk here.

  • Yarra Ranges Walk
    Meet at: Mount Evelyn Community House, 50 Wray Cres, Mount Evelyn
    When: Every first Thursday of the month commencing 9.30am

  • Manningham Walk
    Meet at: Melissa Cakes Cafe, 65 Parker Street, Templestowe Lower 
    When: Every third Thursday of the month commencing 10am


  • Boroondara Walk
    Meet at: Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre, 8 Warner Ave, Ashburton
    When: Every fourth Wednesday of the month commencing 9.30am

Keep up to date with the latest and connect with other carers on the Pathways for Carers Facebook page. View the event flyer (pdf). 

Have a question?

For further information please visit our the Pathways for Carers Facebook page or phone lifeAssist on 9239 2500 and ask for Felicity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Do I need to RSVP for the Pathways to Carers? No, you can just arrive on the day.

Do I need to attend all the walks, or can I just show up to walks that are suitable for me? You are not committed to attend all the walks, come when you can. You are welcome to attend just one walk, two walks, or all five walks.

Is there a cost to come on the walk? No, the walk is free for carers.

What do I need to bring? A water bottle, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.

How far can I expect to walk? No more than 5km, the walks will take approximately 1 hour.

What happens if I can’t finish the walk? Carers are encouraged to participate to any distance they feel comfortable.

Do I need to live in either the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Manningham or Maroondah council to participate? No, all carers are welcome to participate

Am I able to bring the person I care for on the walk with me? No, the walk is designed to give carers a break from their caring role.

What happens if I need someone to look after the person I care for? You can contact the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre for respite assistance on 1800 052 222. UnitingCare lifeAssist can also help you with respite.

Can I bring a partner or friend on the walk? The walk is specifically for Carers, but if you know someone in a caring role who will benefit from the program then you are welcome to invite them. Partners who share the caring role are welcome to join.

Can I bring my child in a stroller? Yes, but due to safety reasons they must remain in a stroller for the duration of the walk.

Can I bring my dog on the walk? No, for safety reasons we request that you do not bring your pets.

What happens in extreme weather conditions? If it is very hot, or very wet it is likely that the walk will be cancelled. Check the facebook page on the day of the walk.

Source: Life Assist


For 40 years Special Olympics have brought people with intellectual disability together with passionate volunteers to participate in weekly sports training, regular competition, fun and friendship. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training in multiple sports as well as competition at local, state, national and international level. Please see the calendar of events for ongoing training opportunities around Victoria.

The pinnacle of our competition in Victoria is coming up with the Special Olympics Victoria State Games held over the weekend of Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd. Most sports will be held at the Veneto Club (191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen), with swimming at the adjacent Carey Grammar Sports Complex and athletics held at the Box Hill Athletics Track all day Saturday April 1st. All are most welcome to come down and support athletes that are having a go, competing for medals and the chance to represent Victoria at the National Games in Adelaide in April 2018.

For any further questions around Special Olympics please email us at We would love to welcome more people playing more sport!

The AFL Victoria School Holiday Program introduces both boys and girls who are turning 5 and turning no older than 12 in the year they register to the basic skills of Australian Football.

It builds on the skills of children who have already been introduced to the game and also teaches children with limited to no experience of Australian Football to the skills of the game. NO experience is necessary; this is the perfect place to give it a try.

The program is a fun and inclusive program for boys and girls and includes skill development, fun activities, minor games and modified games. The holiday program provides a fun, exciting and safe environment for children to develop their skills whilst interacting with others.

The program is delivered by Level 1 accredited coaches, with a coaching ratio of no more than 20 participants per coach.

Modified program options:

Access All Abilities Holiday Program *See Venue Map for available locations and for Session Information. (Subject to numbers)

Girls Only Groups *Available at all Metropolitan Melbourne Programs. (Subject to numbers)


Holiday Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The Basic Holiday Program is run as a single day program. 

Modified Programs may vary, please see specific location for session details.

There are 2 Holiday Program options available at a variety of locations, please see options below for further details. Please note that NOT all options are available at all locations, please see specific location for further details.

What to bring:

AFL Victoria advise participants to wear comfortable clothing as they will be involved in physical activity during the program as they learn and further develop their skills in Australian Football.

Most people will wear a pair of football boots, as well as football socks, shorts and a jumper however if you are just starting out wear something comfortable. Why not wear your favourite AFL team Jumper?

*Please note that some Holiday Programs will be held at indoor venues to allow for extreme weather conditions, you will be notified of this on the website and prior to the program. Children attending indoors sessions MUST bring runners/sneakers to participate as no foobtall boots will be able to be worn indoors.

Children should bring a drink bottle, snacks and lunch as food and drink will not be provided. Children are encouraged not to share food and drink on the day for health and safety reasons.


For more information please visit:

Camp Open Training Session Times

Friday 3rd March: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Saturday 4th March: 2.30pm to 4.30pm, premium session (free entry to NPL match for AAA programs available, contact FFV to register)

Saturday 4th March: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Sunday 5th March: 9am to 10.30am




Little Athletics Victoria welcomes children of all abilities to compete at Centre, Region and State competitions. We aim to provide an inclusive environment in which barriers to involvement are removed and all people with a disability feel welcome and comfortable to participate.

Centre Competitions

Athletes with a disability will often be fully integrated into the standard program. Discuss with your local Centre regarding their program and facilities and whether modifications may need to or can be made to suit the requirements of your child. Use our Find a Centre resource.

Region Championships

Any athlete is permitted to enter their Region Championships as an able bodied athlete as long as they meet event participation requirements.

There will be no Multi-Class specific events held at Region Championships.

LAVic Multi-Class Invitational Event

  • Little Athletics Victoria host an invitational event for Multi-Class athletes. This event is not a State Championship, but will be held on the same day & venue as the Championships.

  • Classifications are not required for Little Athletics.

  • Results will be recorded for athletes but they will not be adjusted according to their disability (using the MDS table) and medals will not be awarded.

  • The focus of this event is participation and allowing athletes with a disability to compete with other like athletes.

  • Following the event, each athlete will receive a certificate listing their results. Results will also be available via our website's 'Live Results'.

  • Direct entry to this Championship will be permitted, with no participation requirements or cost to the athlete.

  • This event is open to all athletes regardless of whether they are LAVic registered.

  • Events offered will be 100m, 800m, Long Jump and Discus.

  • All events will be held on Saturday 11th March at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

  • Draft times for Multi-Class Events are; Discus (9:30am), 100m (12:20pm), 800m (2:45pm) and Long Jump (3:45pm).

  • Entries close Thursday 23rd February 11:59pm.

  • Note: One parent is allowed to accompany their child to their event if required. If you have any specific requirements (ie. equipment or assistance) please contact


Bayside Hockey club is a safe, welcoming and inclusive club. The program will be run by trained coaches and is desigend for skill development, participation and fun.

When: Friday 17th of February 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact person: Janelle Campbell
Phone: 0429 351 186