Access for All Abilities
Access for All Abilities (AAA) is a State Government funded program aimed at developing and supporting sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of, and accessible to, people with disabilities.
Through the program we aim to:
- To increase awareness of the benefits of sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of people with disabilities
- To influence local level planning so that it delivers sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of people with disabilities and
- To increase the number and range of sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of people with disabilities.
AAA Brimbank Newsletter
We distribute a quarterly Access for All Abilities newsletter. This newsletter is designed to provide organisations and residents with information about activities, programs and events that are occurring throughout our municipality.
See previous editions.
International Day of People with Disability
International Day of People with Disability was celebrated on 3 December 2010 at the Sunshine Leisure Centre and recognised the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.
The celebration included:
- Entertainment acts
- Swimming programs
- Zumba and
There was a complementary lunch for all participants and all 41 participants received various giveaways and show bags throughout the day. Overall the event was a great success and we look forward to the 2011 International Day of People with a Disability.
We have recently developed an Inclusive Manual which provides sporting clubs with a detailed and easy to use resource on how to make their clubs truly inclusive.
Whilst it focuses on attracting and retaining people with a disability, the strategies can be used to attract or retain other non-traditional participants too.
Brimbank Leisure Tour
The Brimbank Leisure Tour is an initiative designed to show local residents and organisations a variety of accessible facilities within the municipality.
Facilities visited include sporting facilities, neighbourhood houses, libraries, leisure centres, accessible playgrounds and much more.
We are socially responsive to the needs of all children and families and provide access for all children to experience fun, interactive and challenging play; while their families and carers watch over them in an enjoyable and relaxing environment.
New playgrounds within the municipality will be purpose-designed to reflect community needs and include sensory, motor, imagination and educational aspects of play.
Balloon Football League
This program is suited for participants of all ages and abilities and a small fee is required. Balloon Football is a game targeted at people who use wheelchairs, and is basically the Australian Rules Football Version of Wheelchair Sports.
Wheelchairs can either be motorised or manually pushed. If required, the player is able to use a pusher. The balloon is lightweight so people can use any part of their body to move the balloon such as arms, legs, head, chest etc. Come and join this exciting new opportunity!
Matches are held on a Monday from 10.30am–12.30pm at the Keilor Basketball Stadium, Keilor Park Reserve, 3042.
Barwon All Abilities Cricket League
The Barwon All Abilities Cricket League is an inclusive cricket league for people with a disability. Players will be registered and represent the Sunshine Heights Cricket Club.
The season will consist of six matches, held every second Sunday and a one hour training session during the week (training times and dates TBC). $40 registration fee (includes transport, equipment and uniform). We are seeking players to participate in the Barwon All Abilities Cricket League.
Please note: Registrations are open to all ages and abilities.
Sunshine Leisure Centre AAA Programs
Through sport and recreation Sunshine Leisure Centre are able to provide active participation opportunities for people with a disability. Sunshine Leisure Centre ensures that all visitors to the centre, including those with a disability, are provided with safe and comfortable access to programs and amenities.
Access for All Abilities DL Brochure
For more information call 9249 4854 or email email@example.com