On Sunday, 11 December, Boroondara Sports Complex hosted an International Day of People with a Disability celebration event and launched the Disability Sport and Recreation Hub. The Hub will build on the programs and services available for people with disability in our community to be involved in sport and recreation.
It was wonderful to Celebrate International Day of People with a Disability at Boroondara Sport Complex and see the launch of our Disability Sport and Recreation Hub. I had a go at wheelchair basketball and vision-impaired tennis, and saw first-hand the impact these programs will have on the Boroondara community. Congratulations to the City of Boroondara's new Mayor, Cr Felicity Sinfield. We're thrilled to be part of her commitment to delivering the services that support us all to be healthy and fulfilled. YMCA Victoria CEO, Carolyn Morris
The Y partnered with AFL Victoria, Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR) and Blind Sport and Recreation Victoria to showcase a AFL Wheelchair Football League match (VWFL) between Richmond and Essendon.
It's been a terrific relationship for over five years, and the Hub has been the home of wheelchair AFL. Every Sunday, we've got over 100 players who have a physical disability who feel really comfortable here because it's such an accessible venue. AFL Schools & Inclusion Manager, Nick Holloway.
Everyone is welcome to get involved in wheelchair football, wheelchair basketball, and blind tennis. Community groups, sporting clubs, and service providers wanting to bring a new program to the Boroondara Disability Sports Hub are encouraged to contact the Y.
The Disability Sport and Recreation Hub is the exciting outcome of the YMCA Victoria's extended partnership with City of Boroondara, which aims to see Boroondara Sports Complex help people in the community with a disability become healthier, happier and better connected.
Boroondara Sports Complex thank those who attended the day and we're excited about the meaningful impact this project will have on the Boroondara Community. Keiran Schneider from YMCA Victoria
If you'd like to get involved, visit the centre or the Disability Sport and Recreation Hub to learn more about what programs are offered.
YMCA Victoria acknowledges the support of Access for All Abilities, an initiative of the Victorian Government.