Active Opportunities Inc is a not-for-profit charity, that empowers people with a disability and disadvantaged communities to realise their potential through safe and structured sports program. They will use the funds they are awarded through Sport4Everyone to create an introductory football project for boys and girls with a disability aged 4-13 years.
The program aims to provide an opportunity for children with a disability to increase their access to programs that allow them to participate in regular, inclusive structured sport. This will provide participants with an opportunity to develop fundamental social skills with other participants to improve their confidence and increase their self-esteem whilst being active to keep healthy. For carers the program will provide a mechanism for respite as program participants will be under supervision in a fun, safe environment. This will allow carers to connect with other carers to provide a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment.
This football program will run on Saturday mornings throughout the whole school term, there will be a come and try day to launch the program as well as training sessions for local volunteers to help run the programs.