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Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

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Get Active

Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

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Get Active

Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. 

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Northside Wizards Basketball

20 Cambewarra Street Zillmere, Qld

Website is:  northsidewizards.com

Description – Northside wizards facilitate programs and competitions throughout the northern suburbs of Brisbane that are designed to introduce new players to he sport of basketball and competitions beyond, which include: 

Wizkids Rookie Program for 4-7 year olds

Wizkids Allstarz for 7-10 year olds

U’9s Wizkids competitions

Junior Club Compeitions (starting at Under 11’s)

Senior Competitions. 

Contact [email protected]

YMCA Gymnastics – Stafford and Mango Hill:

https://ymcafitness.com/gymnastics

20 Harvton Street Stafford, Qld

The YMCA offers classes for children from crawling age through to 13 years, youth classes from 14 years up, and adult classes. Our programs encourage children to participate in a safe and structured environment. Gymnasts can progress from KinderGym through to National Competition levels based on age and skill level. We have a variety of gymnastics programs for different levels to suit everyone’s needs.

[email protected]

Cerberus Wide Bay – Athletic Training

Hervey Bay Qld – Islander Road Pialba, Qld

Athletic training and coaching – Running is a fundamental whether it’s running with the ball or running to find space you still run. I have had athletes go to the next level in their chosen sport because they either move more proficiently or have speed to burn

Contact [email protected]

Logan City Ten Pin

Tenpin bowling is one of Australia’s most popular leisure and sporting activities for people with a disability. Every week thousands of people with a range of abilities play socially or compete in teams in friendly organised competition.

Whether you want to bowl on your own or in a group with carers, our staff are ready to welcome you and assist you to make sure you get the most out of your visit to our centre. We offer learn to bowl lessons to teach you the basics and we have computerised scoring to automatically keep track of the pins you knock down. To find out more about bowling, call us today and be sure to let us know if you have any special requirements.

Info and Phone Bookings: 07 3209 2255

Ten Pin Bowling Australia

Australia’s only national ‘learn to bowl’ program designed specifically for primary school children but adaptable to participants of any age and ability.
Bowl Patrol uses world-first modifications, including shortened lanes and games, to create striking machines! Learn correct delivery technique, without using bumpers.  Bowl Patrol is the perfect stepping stone to league or more regular bowling. 

BowlAbilities is an inclusive program designed specifically for older teens and adults with a disability to learn the basic skills of tenpin bowling, socialise and increase activity levels.

BowlAbilities is a 6-8 WEEK program that focuses on the participant’s ABILITY, not their disability. The learning of  the fundamental skills of tenpin bowling improves co-ordination, balance, and physical activity levels.

BowlAbilities is run in a safe environment with lots of fun to be had by all. The use of carpets on the lanes gets the participants closer to the pins and a modified 5-frame game and simplified scoring system promotes skill development, a sense of achievement and self-confidence.

Sport Development & Programs Manager
Emily Rennes
0468 645 431

[email protected]

Gold Coast Basketball

If you are new to basketball or new to the Gold Coast and want to join basketball we have a competition, program or activity for you no matter what age, gender or ability level you are!

Gold Coast Basketball Hosts regular Unified Basketball Camps; The camp is open to all athletes with Intellectual disability.  You don’t have to play basketball to attend this camp. The camp will cater for all level of players from beginners to elite players.

Athletix Gym

Athletix is the first Fitness and Athletic development center in the heart of Brisbane (Fortitude Valley) offering Group Classes in Strength, Speed & Agility, Conditioning, Sprint mechanics, Pilates, Mobility and more. Book an Introductory Class Today!

The team at Athletix gym are passionate about inclusion and have classes for all children from year 1 in school right up to adults.  

Why  Athletix – Their holistic approach to fundamental movements and fitness is  revolutionary.  Youth and family classes include:  Youth Agility foundations, Agility development, fitness foundations, fitness development, speed foundation, speed development, mobility, mat pilates, speed squad, learn to lift, body weight challenge, gymnastics conditioning and yoga.  

Book your free trial today

[email protected]

YMCA Bowen Hills

The YMCA offers classes for children from crawling age through to 13 years, youth classes from 14 years up, and adult classes. Our programs encourage children to participate in a safe and structured environment. Gymnasts can progress from KinderGym through to National Competition levels based on age and skill level. We have a variety of gymnastics programs for different levels to suit everyone’s needs.

Gymnasts gain self-confidence, develop personal responsibility and attain leadership skills. They also learn to work together, making friendships that last a lifetime. Our Gymnastics Australia-accredited instructors love seeing students develop their movement skills while they build determination and discipline.

Ph # 3851-8800

North Shore Jets AFL Club

The North Shore Jets are putting out the call for Mini Jets to join the fleet!

NAB AFL Auskick is simply the best introduction for kids into the world of Australian Football. Auskickers run, jump, kick, laugh, express themselves and create their own special moments that just happens to be footy. No matter if you know the game or not, Auskick is inclusive for everyone aged 5-12 at any ability to play.

North Shore Jets believe in developing better humans, not just better AFL players, & an innate understanding that the game of AFL & the Jets Club is bigger than the individuals & players, (After all, we are a team sport!) is what separates the Jets AFL club from the norm.

North Shore Jets aim to provide an opportunity for players of all backgrounds to develop their Australian Rules Football & future life skills, in a fun & safe team environment’

 

BPFP

The Brisbane Paralympic Football Program (Soccer) are not just about advanced athletes.  The program is fun and encourages family participation (Siblings).  Our aim is to get young people of all abilities & challenges to stay active and healthy & to perform to the best of their ability.

 

Training is designed so all participants are placed into areas determined by their ability & not their age .We regularly hold BBQs after training because it is important to mix as a group and for the parents to get to know each other and share information.

The BPFP is run entirely by dedicated volunteers and can continue with the support of many company supporters. If you would like to support the BPFP please contact [email protected]

bpfp.com.au

 

Netbabilities - MDNA Netball Association

Netability is an inclusive program that provides opportunity for people with intellectual and physical impairments to learn netball skills and play the sport with their family members, carers, friends and the wider community.
No previous experience is required to join, and the competition is open to all ages, both males and females.
The competition runs alongside the MDNA competition on Saturday mornings. There is a warm up and skills session, followed by a game.

Email: [email protected]

Ph:   (07)  3397 1529    

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GET ACTIVE OVERVIEW

Get Active is a Social inclusion program and accompanying resource kit. The program educates local sport and physical activity providers (clubs, coaches and volunteers) to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with DS and other intellectual disabilities.

Does your club need assistance providing inclusive sport and recreation? Or are you a parent who needs assistance joining an inclusive sporting club? Get Active is here to help! Contact us today for more information.

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OBJECTIVES

The Get Active program has four key objectives:

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Address barriers & challenges experienced by members of DS community in accessing sport & physical activities

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Increase participation of children, youth & young adults with DS in community based sport & physical activities

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Assist children, youth & young adults with DS & their families to develop social links through participation in these activities

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Educate & support local sport & physical activity providers (clubs, coaches, volunteers) to increase their acceptance of diversity & provide inclusive opportunities for participants with DS & other intellectual disabilities.

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EDUCATION

Three educational programs are available under the Get Active program.

Coach Education – is designed to provide local club coaches with the fundamental knowledge required to deliver inclusive and accessible training and playing sporting opportunities for people with intellectual disability.

Club / Volunteer Education – is designed to provide local club volunteer with an understanding if inclusive and accessible practices and the social benefits for people with intellectual disability participating in sporting club activities (on and off the field of play)

Athletes with Down syndrome Coach Accreditation – Through the Get Active program, Athletes with Down syndrome whom have goals of becoming accredited coaches in their sport of choice are supported and mentored to achieve their accreditation.

MARKETING

The Get Active Program produces a range of marketing and promotional material to support local club activations, activities, and events. Get Active connects local clubs with individuals and families of people with intellectual disability for participation in Open Days, Come and Try Events, Competitions and Training Sessions. Whilst also promoting the broader benefits of the Get Active Program and the benefits of inclusive and accessible sporting opportunities.

Activations
Local sporting clubs who participate in the program will be supported by the Get Active Program to activate their own program and opportunities. Activations are club-based activities designed to increase interest and participation in the club. Things like Open Days Come and Try Events, Competitions, Festivals, Public Demonstrations and Exclusive Training Sessions.
AMBASSADORS

There are two type of ambassadors to the Get Active Program.
Athletes Ambassadors – Athletes with intellectual disability. These ambassadors participate in Activations and media opportunities to promote the program and inclusion in sport more broadly.

Coach Ambassadors – Coaches with experience coaching athletes with intellectual disability whom mentor other coaches and sporting club personnel.

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Educating local sport and physical activity providers to increase their capability to deliver accessible, inclusive programs that meet the needs of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.