Netball Victoria celebrates International Day of People with a Disability

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Netball Victoria is pleased to support the 2015 Disability Sport and Recreation Festival at Federation Square in celebration of International Day of People with a Disability on Thursday 3 December.

Currently in its sixth year, the festival promotes an active and healthy lifestyle for people with disability. It showcases all of the options that are available for Victorians who want to get involved in sport or physical recreation.

Melbourne Vixens athletes Geva Mentor and Chloe Watson will be at the festival from 10.30am-12.30pm and will coordinate a free ‘Come and Try’ clinic, whilst One Netball Ambassador Elaine Osei-Safo will be available from 12-3pm to help answer any of your netball questions.

Netball Victoria Inclusion Coordinator Lisa Picking is looking forward to attending the festival and hopes to encourage more people to play netball.

“The Disability Sport and Recreation Festival offers a fantastic opportunity for people with a disability to engage with State Sporting Associations in Victoria and find the right sport for them,” said Ms Picking.

All Abilites netball is very much about the individual’s choice. If someone wants to play and train with others who have a disability, we can facilitate that. If they want to play in a general competition, we can help them do that too. It’s entirely up to them and this festival gives us the opportunity to have a conversation with future All Abilities netballers to see what fits them best!”

With more than 30 exhibitors offering a range of inclusive and accessible programs, this family-friendly day features activities for all ages and abilities.

Click here for more information or contact Netball Victoria Inclusion Coordinator Lisa Picking on (03) 9321 2244 or [email protected]