7 July 2011

A Sports Ability training course aimed at making sport recreational activities more inclusive for people with disabilities will be held in Goonellabah on 2 August 2011.

Sports Ability is a program that gives people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in sport and structured physical activities in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.

Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the course was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to providing access to sport, recreation and cultural activities to everyone in the community.

“Sports Ability programs offer adults and young people with a disability the opportunity to try different sports while making new friends and connecting with other people in the community.

“The Sports Ability course is designed for teachers, teacher’s aides, sporting organisations, disability service providers and community organisations wanting to become more inclusive and gain more skills.”

Sports Ability games include table cricket, polybat (an adapted version of table tennis), traditional Indigenous games and the three Paralympic sports of boccia, goalball and sitting volleyball.

Course details:
Sports Ability
Tuesday 2 August
Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre from 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost - $20

The Sports Ability program is part of the national Sports Connect Hub initiative supported by the Australian Sports Commission in partnership with the NSW Government, Office of Communities. For more information, visit

For information on the Sports Ability course and to enrol, contact Heidi Duncan on

For more information on sport and recreation programs offered by the NSW Office of Communities visit the website at

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.