Special Olympics volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right across Australia.
While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.
One way we do this is through our Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, which is a free sports-based weekend program for preschool and primary kids with intellectual disabilities. Kids of all development abilities (including siblings) are welcome.
Young Athletes has been designed to assist in the physical, cognitive and social development in a fun, non-competitve environment.
The program is held every Saturday of the school term (excluding after the last week of each term and long weekends) at three locations.
If you have an disability you can play sport with Special Olympics Australia. If you want to experience joy you can volunteer. If you love sports you can become a coach.