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 September Update from AAA Play 
 
It's incredible how far Victoria has progressed towards creating inclusive and welcoming opportunities for people of all abilities to become active in sport and recreation. This month, some of these movements are front and centre as we take a look at,
  • VicHealth are encouraging women with disability to apply to be ambassador for the next This Girl Can campaign
  • Special Olympics Victoria are heading to Gippsland, building more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to play sport and feel connected and
  • Eaglehawk Bowling Club are leading the way in inclusive practice
If you're ready to connect, be sure to head to aaavic.org.au and find everything you need to get active.

In the Spotlight

Looking Back: Balloon All Stars Footy match

Balloon football is an all abilities version of Australian rules, played on a basketball court with a large balloon for a ball. Players use wheelchairs, with five in a side. An all stars match of this ingenious game was played during a recent inclusion forum hosted by Sport and Recreation Victoria. 

DJPR’s Newsroom recently came along to the Sport & Rec Victoria CoP Forum to film the Balloon All Stars Footy match. The video and news story (which feature SRV’s very own Shawn Stevenson!) are now live on The Victorian Connection.

For more details please click here or to watch the Community of Practice click here.

Looking Forward: 2019 Gippsland Regional Education and Awareness Tour (GREAT)

Special Olympics Australia + Victoria Police’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are bringing you GREAT – an opportunity to share the Flame of Hope and promote the importance of inclusion and acceptance for people with an intellectual disability.

The GREAT tour will be visiting 9 regional centres, with a Come and Try Sports Event (delivered in partnership with GippSport) in 5 of the towns. GREAT will build more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to play sport and feel connected in your local community.

GREAT will start in Warragul on Monday and conclude in Trafalgar on 13 September.

For more details please click here

Find an Activity

SNAPP Soccer
SNAPP is a Not For Profit Organisation dedicated to creating sports programs for children living with Autism. Recently, SNAPP expanded it's football program to Geelong.

Details can be found here

South Gisborne Tennis
Exciting news from our partners Gail Scott and Mario Matecjek from South Gisborne Tennis Club! They continue to expand their offerings for people living with disability by initiating after school hours tennis lessons for all abilities.

Details can be found here

The Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program - Redan
Community Street Soccer promotes social inclusion and personal change for participants through engagement in soccer.

Details can be found here

Beaconsfield Pistol Club
The Beaconsfield Pistol Club welcomes people of all abilities to the safe and fully supervised sport of pistol shooting. All shooting ranges are wheelchair accessible, and equipment may be provided if you do not have your own. 

Details can be found here

News

2019 Play by the Rules Award

The Play by the Rules Award recognises outstanding initiatives that contributed to safer, fairer and/or more inclusive sport in 2018–19.

Nominations for the Play by the Rules Award are open until 13th September 2019.

Click here for more information.

Inspirational AAA Clubs

Thanks to Sports Focus and the Eaglehawk Bowling Club for leading the way in inclusive practice!
The Eaglehawk Bowling Club has developed a creative solution to making lawn bowls inclusive for people of all abilities.

Click here for more information.

Children with disabilities should try Lacrosse

The skills of catching, throwing and scooping are now being offered in Stawell, with plans to deliver come and try opportunities across Victoria. Read more about the benefits of Lacrosse for your child.

Click here for more information

Victorian women encouraged to show this girl can 

Or should we say, this girl with disabilities can! VicHealth are currently developing their new TV ad for the This Girl Can campaign and are looking for women from across Victoria to share their stories of being active and overcoming judgement.

VicHealth wants to ensure we represent the diversity of Victorian women in the campaign and is encouraging women with disability to apply.

Click here for more information.

Events

Footy Colours Run-Walk-Roll

Put on your favorite footy team colours and come down to "The Tan" Track for the Reclink Run Walk & Roll event. Join the AAA Ambassadors and team for the 3.8km track, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Click here for more information

Come and try 'Dance & Roll'

Dance & Roll wants to invite Women with physical disabilities to a Free “Come and Try” dance session.

Click here for more information.

School Holiday Lacrosse

'TriBall Lacrosse' is for boys and girls with disabilities of all ages and skill levels. It is an adapted form of lacrosse that is easy to learn and fun to play.

Click here for more information

Wyndham Brickfest quiet session

A Lego based exhibition and competition raising funds for the Werribee Mercy Hospital's new Paediatric Ward. This is a fun event for people to enjoy during the first weekend of the September school holidays with two Quiet Hours sessions.

Click here for more information

AAA Ambassador News

AAA Play are proud to welcome Tony Langdon to the AAA Ambassador family. Tony is a regional Bendigo resident and active contributor to the AAA community. His enthusiasm towards motivating individuals to 'have a go', and his passion for elite level competition regardless of the outcome, is infectious enough to get anyone excited about sport.

We'd like to encourage you to come and meet Tony, have a chat and get your body moving, when he joins the team for the Reclink Run, Walk, Roll on 11 Spetember, or read and watch more by clicking here.

For any further information on the programs featured please go to www.aaavic.org.au or call us on 1800 222 842. 
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