What is the aim of the event?
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 was 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.
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