Sport for all abilities

Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre (GSAC) is hosting a Sports Ability Gala Day next Tuesday, March 6, to encourage people with a disability to get involved in sport.

"The focus of the gala day is to introduce our patrons with a disability to an exciting program that will enable them to develop skills in a variety of sports," operations team leader Karina Coxsedge said.

The Sports Ability program was developed by the Australian Sports Commission. The activities will be run in a safe environment and cater for all levels of abilities and needs.

There are two sessions, each run by trained GSAC staff along with the support of two staff from the NSW Office of Communities, Sport and Recreation. Session 1 runs from 10am to 12.00 noon, and Session 2 is 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Each session will contain an introduction to Sports Ability and an introduction to a variety of games: goal ball, sitting volleyball, boccia, table cricket, and poly bat.

Karina believes the gala day will be a success and the beginning of a weekly sports ability program that community organisations can build into their regular activities. The sessions are free and all disability service groups are invited to bring people along to participate. Individuals with a disability are also welcome to come along and join in the fun.

For more information contact Lorin Death on 6625 5370 or email

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