Sport and recreation is firmly embedded in the Australian culture and forms a significant part of our daily lives. It provides not only an arena to stay physically fit and healthy, but also plays a crucial role in the development of social networks and improving quality of life and wellbeing. Local sport and recreation clubs play a pivotal role in providing these opportunities to their local community.
Inclusion: Game On! has been developed to provide information and support to further develop the welcoming and inclusive practises of sporting clubs and increase awareness of the barriers preventing participation.
The program will specifically focus on providing increased opportunities for people with a disability and those from diverse cultures who may be disconnected within our community.
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Inclusive Participation Grant 2013/14
We are excited to announce the new Inclusive Participation Grant, which is now available to clubs currently participating in the Inclusion: Game On! program.
3 clubs were selected to participate in the Inclusion: Game On! Pilot Program and are currently working towards creating more inclusive participation opportunities within the Yarra Ranges Community.
Want to know who they are? View club profiles here
Inclusion: Game On! has been developed in partnership between the Yarra Range Council, YMCA Access for All Abilities and YMCA Active Indigenous Youth Project.
Inclusion: Game On! would like to thank Melton Access For All Abilities for the use of their photographs within our publication's.
Inclusion: Game On! wishes to thank GippSport for providing us with access to their 'Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs' program resources during the development of this program.