Multi Sport Expo hits Brisbane North

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and The Life Stream Foundation hosted the Brisbane North Multi-Sport Expo at South Pine Sports Complex on Thursday March 21.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association runs the program throughout Queensland in partnership with Life Stream Foundation, state sporting organisations and local clubs, which provide equipment, staff and advice on how to get involved in their sport.

The aim of the Multi-Sport Expo is to provide school students with a disability the opportunity to participate in a range of different sports that they may not usually have access to and to connect with their local sporting organisations.

Coaches from local sports clubs ran sessions throughout the day, modifying and adapting their sport to be suitable for the age and ability levels of their groups.

AFL Queensland has supported this great initiative over the last couple of years and has enjoyed giving these kids an opportunity to be exposed to AFL that they mightn’t have otherwise.

AFL Brisbane North Schools Development Coordinator, Angus Armstrong, directed the AFL sessions on the day, taking the kids through a combination of footy skill drills and games.

“It was fantastic to see the kids having fun, developing their skills and getting involved in footy tricks and games throughout the day,” Armstrong said.

“That’s the great thing about AFL, it’s a game that anyone can join in and enjoy no matter what their experience or skill level,” he said.

150 kids came along to have a go at 15 sports, with students of all ages and with a range of different disabilities from physical and intellectual disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, to speech and language difficulties.

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