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  • Admin Commented Leah.Matthes 8 months ago
    READY STEADY GOLF - INCLUSIVE GOLF SESSIONSIn celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities, Ready Steady Golf will be hosting a number of free ‘Come & Try Golf’ sessions at The Vines Resort & Country Club on the following days and times:Monday 3 December 2018 9.30am to 10.30amThursday 6 December 2018 9.30am to 10.30amFriday 7 December 2018 9.30am to 10.30amAll abilities are welcome. Bookings are essential. Please contact Mark Tibbles: M: 0413 824 477E:
  • Admin Commented Fiona.stuart 8 months ago
    Have you ever considered or shared this with our community. Leadership WA offer the LeadAbility , leadership Course designed to develop people with disability and those in the sector, who have the potential to lead and generate change.The LeadAbility Course is generously supported by the Department of Communities (Disability Services). The Course builds leadership skills to enable people to become more influential, confident and effective leaders. The Course includes dynamic activities focusing on understanding leadership, effective communication, teamwork, and community.We strongly encourage people with disability, family members, carers, and employees in the sector, to consider applying for this Course.Go to the Leadership WA website to find out more!
  • Chris Saligari 8 months ago
    West Rise Basketball is a basketball competition for people with intellectual disabilities. We have 11 teams in our competition with 4 in mainstream basketball. Players learn to coach and umpire and play basketball. We have local players who have represented WA at the WA Ivor Burge Nationals, held every February in a different state. Recently one of our females, Amy Thomas, from High Wycombe, was asked to attend the Australian Pearls Camp. And 3 of our male players have attended Boomerangs camps.
  • Fiona Poole 8 months ago
    The Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre is in its 2nd year of being involved with a community service project with the City of Kalamunda. The education support students are doing their community service as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - most are doing their Bronze Award and 1 student this year is working on her Silver Award. Each week the students meet up with Environmental Officers from the City of Kalamunda and participate in collecting rubbish along the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail, rake up honky nuts, weed, plant natives and learn about the local native plants and animals. It has been a wonderful experience for the students to be involved with, develop their appreciation for the bush, give service back to the community through achievable tasks and be immersed in nature away from the confines of the classroom.
  • Admin Commented Leah.Matthes 9 months ago
    Kurt Fearnley wins prestigious Don AwardOn Thursday 11 October 2018 Kurt Fearnley became the first athlete with a disability to win The Don award, but was typically self-effacing about his achievement, saying he had rolled in the slipstream of scores of Paralympians who had had little or no recognition.‘‘I recognise tonight that I am the first within our Paralympic movement to hold up this prestigious award,’’ he said, ‘‘but I have no intention of self-congratulation. I have to point back behind me to the generations of proud men and women with disabilities who allowed me to become the person and athlete that you see fit to receive this award.The genial Fearnley and fellow wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage have done more than any others to normalise, even glamorise, Paralympians in Australia’s sporting consciousness.Fearnley, 37, has competed at five Olympics, winning two marathon gold medals and another at 5000 metres. Along the way, he won many other marathons, once ‘‘crawled’’ the Kokoda Track, and won an AO.He brought down the curtain on his career at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where he won gold in the marathon and the 1500 metres and was Australia’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony.‘‘I couldn’t have finished my career any better,’’ he said. ‘‘I received so much from my sport, I received so much from wearing green and gold, and I don’t have any more to give. It was the perfect moment for me to call it a day.’’The Don is awarded annually by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. It pays tribute to the athlete judged to have most ‘‘inspired the nation’’.Fearnley had been a finalist four times. This year he beat motor sports stars Daniel Ricciardo and Will Power, cricketer Ellyse Perry, soccer star Sam Kerr, former Australian hockey captain Mark Knowles and para-athletes Madison de Rozario and Lauren Parker.