Sports, arts and social activities

No matter what your passion is, we can help you join activities that interest you.

We believe that it is important for individuals to participate in their community.

At Scope, we want you to be able to take part in activities that challenge and inspire you. We partner with a range of community groups, services and businesses to create new and exciting opportunities.

If you want to be active, artistic, or just love being social, Scope are here to make it happen. We can support you to take part in a range of  sports, arts and social activities that are in your local community or organised by Scope.

Sports

Balloon Football League and Scope logo

Balloon Football League

Balloon Football League (BFL) is a version of AFL that has been modified to suit the needs of people with a disability. Developed in 1995 by three men with a disability, BFL is today played by over 200 people across Victoria.

BFL is played using wheelchairs and a giant balloon on a basketball court. We play in teams of five and are always looking for new players and volunteers.

At Balloon Football you can:

  • Get fit and learn new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Be part of a team in a competitive league
  • Take on leadership roles and connect to your local community

Balloon Football is played across Victoria throughout the footy season. Here’s a short video about Balloon Football League –

Junior Balloon Football League

As part of a SRV funded program for children in special development schools, Junior BFL enables a child or student to be active, have fun, make friends and develop their skills is a fun and supportive environment.

Balloon Netball League

Balloon Netball League (BNL) is a version of Netball that has been modified to meet the needs of people with multiple and complex disabilities. It is played on an indoor netball court using wheelchairs, a large balloon and modified goals.

At Balloon Netball you can:

  • Get fit and learn new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Be part of a team in a competitive league
  • Take on leadership roles and connect to your local community

Balloon Netball is played across Victoria between October – March. Here’s a short video about Balloon Netball League –

Ice Skating

In partnership with Ice Sports VIC and O’Brien Group Arena, Scope provides opportunities for people with disability to come and try ice skating. Often scheduled in March and November, these events have volunteers on hand to provide some support. to people who use wheelchairs or modified ice skating equipment

Art

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is an inclusive arts project that has been running since 2006. Scope partners with a number of community arts organizations to support budding and established artists to reach their creative potential.

Through Kaleidoscope you can:

  • Develop your skills through mentorships and workshops
  • Join a competition and be celebrated for your talent
  • Showcase and sell your work at our annual Kaleidoscope exhibition

Kaleidoscope is open to anyone with a disability who uses a Scope service.

Telescope

Telescope is a project that supports people with a disability to write and tell their stories. We are proud to partner with community organizations to provide opportunities for writers in Melbourne and across Victoria.

Through Telescope you can:

  • Develop your skills through mentorships and workshops
  • Join a competition and be celebrated for your talent
  • Tell you story at our annual Telescope readings

Telescope is open to anyone with a disability who wants to tell their story.

OCRA

OCRA is a weekly performance group that is meets in St Kilda. We enable people to express themselves through physical theatre and improvisation.

At OCRA you can:

  • Meet new friends
  • Challenge yourself
  • Express yourself
  • Perform for an audience

For more information about how you can access activities in your community, contact the Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre.

Email: contact@scopeaust.org.au