People with disability are set to practice their forearms, smash sixes in cricket, kick goals in football, and learn choreography to the latest hits with top Victorian coaches in a new inclusive sports program organized by Scope.

This February will launch Scope’s Get Active Together program, wherein people with disability will learn six new sports in wildfire succession over 14 weeks in sporting facilities throughout the western suburbs.

Scope has partnered with Tennis Victoria, St Albans Sports Club and MarShere Dance Studios to create inclusive opportunities in sport for people with disability.

The Get Active Together program seeks to introduce fun and accessible sports to participants and to encourage people to maintain an active lifestyle.

‘The program offers a wide variety of sports to have something for everyone.’ said Scope CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald.

We sought to open up different pathways for participants to engage in active living,
‘Through the Get Active program, participants of the program are able to find the sports that are right for them. The program will also support them to find enjoyment and fulfilment in pursuing an active lifestyle.’

According to a 2011 report by the Australian Sports Commission, 75% of persons living with disability wished to participate more in sports and active recreation, and almost all respondents acknowledged constraints as being present within their participation.

The Get Active Together program will run between February 7th to May 16th. Participants are able join the program at any time. For further enquiries about the program, please contact Amy Marie at amarie@scopevic.org.au.

About Scope

Scope’s mission is to enable each person to live as an empowered and equal citizen.

We support people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities and developmental delays to achieve their goals.

Across Victoria, Scope provides services to over 6,000 people with a disability across more than 100 service locations.

Scope also works with corporate and community organisations to improve inclusiveness for people with a disability.

Scope’s foundations stretch back to 1948, when a group of parents who wanted better lives and options for their children with disabilities established the Spastic Children’s Society of Victoria.

Scope acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

For media enquires please contact:
Ai-Lin Chang
Media Relations Coordinator
Scope
T: 03 9843 2086
E: achang@scopeaust.org.au

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