Victorians with a disability now have greater access across the whole of Victoria following the launch of new regional opportunities on the popular website.
Through the Victorian Government’s Access for All Abilities Program, 9 Regional Sports Assemblies from the Wimmera Mallee to Gippsland have teamed up with Reclink Australia’s AAA Play to provide an even wider range of ways to get active and involved, from swimming to football.
With more than one million people in Victoria with a disability, and only 25 per cent participating in sport and recreation, we’re ramping up efforts to promote access to sport and active recreation across the state.
This includes partnering with VicSport to produce Are You On Board, and other inspirational videos to promote all-abilites sports participation and AAA Play across the sporting sector, and to build awareness within the disability community.
AAA Play is a first point of contact service for people with a disability to be informed about accessible sport and recreation opportunities in their area.
AAA Play communicates with a person to find out what activities they wish to be involved in, what their disabilities are, and what additional needs they might have.
Drawing on a network of state sporting associations, active community clubs, local governments, disability-specific sport and recreation providers, and now Regional Sports Assemblies, AAA Play can link each person with a suitable sport or recreation activity, in their area, and in a timely manner.
Access for All Abilities is an ‘opportunity broker’ promoting community opportunities for every person, no matter what the disability, to benefit from participating in sport and recreation.
Whether it’s basketball or swimming, fencing or cricket, beginner or aspiring paralympian; AAA Play is committed to helping people with a disability benefit from participating in sport and recreation across the state.
Consider how your organisation can promote AAA Play to your community.
Visit AAA-Play online or call 1800 222 842 for more information.
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