Sport For Everyone!18 Feb 2010
Special needs sports groups are great to help people with disabilities make new friends and get out and about...
Just ask Kim McLaughlan from Mount Riverview in western sydney, who said "It makes me feel happy and improves my fitness. It's a fun sport to play and my dream's come true".
Kim, who is 34 and has a physical disability, plays netball for St Finbar's Netball Club. She says to anyone else with a disability who might be thinking about joining a special needs team, "Join up because it's a fun sport. It's an easy game to play. Don't be nervous. Don't be scared."
If this might be something you would be interested in, there's still time to join, call - Maria Cummins on 47393738 or 0434975356.
For the boys (or girls), there is a new football (soccer), team opening in the Mid-Upper Blue Mountains area, called the Hazelbrook Hawks Football Club, which is designed especially for children and young people with special needs.
The club will be collaborating with the Nepean Dragons who have a similar team in Penrith that has been running for the past four years.
Team organisers say that this will be a great way for kids and young adults to make new friends, learn great ball skills and have fun in a non-stressfull environment.
If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, call Lisa Cairns on 0421772778 or Bronwyn Couch on 0422493895.
They will also be holding two come and try days on Saturday 20th February and Saturday 27th February from 11am - 1pm.