Come and Try All Abilities launch in Darebin

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Netball Victoria, Darebin City Council and Grow With Goals have teamed up to offer training clinics for people with disabilities to get involved in Netball in Darebin and surrounding areas.

Melbourne Vixens star Geva Mentor will visit the Darebin Community Sports Stadium to help launch the program on Tuesday 19 November from 4.30–6pm.


All Abilities Darebin Event Details
What: Launch of a new Netball Victoria All Abilities netball program
Who: Melbourne Vixen Geva Mentor and all abilities participants
Where: Darebin Community Sports Stadium, 857 Plenty Road Reservoir
When: 4.30–6pm, Tuesday 19 November 2013
Netball Victoria Contact: Cassandra Hadson (03)9321 2237 or [email protected]


Netball Victoria Community Engagement Coordinator Cassandra Hadson said the program will help people with disabilities improve their fitness, hand-eye coordination and self-confidence.

“We’re delighted we’ve been able to work with Darebin City Council and Darebin YMCA to launch what’s set to be a wonderful program. The clinics will be specialised for people with disabilities and qualified coaches will help create an inclusive environment for anyone interested in participating in sport,” Hadson said.

Hadson said that Netball Victoria plans to showcase the Darebin program to all netball clubs and associations throughout the state.

Melony Rodgers, co-founder of Grow With Goals – a netball competition for people with disabilities – said providing sporting programs that cater for people with disabilities had been a long-held dream for her.

“After 20 years of working in various roles in disability services, along with many years involvement in netball, it’s an exciting prospect to combine my two passions in life.”

“We noticed a real lack of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities in the Darebin area – so we look forward to filling this void. We want to help everyone enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while having fun in a social environment,” Rodgers said.

Netball Victoria is encouraging anyone who identifies as having a physical or intellectual disability to participate, regardless of age or ability.