Blacktown Council to host ‘inclusion sport days’ at Stanhope Gardens

Including: Children play blind cricket at an Activate Inclusion day last year. Picture: Supplied
Including: Children play blind cricket at an Activate Inclusion day last year. Picture: Supplied

Blacktown Council will hold a free open day for children with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties.

Called ‘Activate Inclusion Sports Days’, the council will deliver the program for school-aged children in conjunction with Sport NSW and Variety NSW.

It’s at Blacktown Leisure Centre in Stanhope Gardens on Wednesday, May 31 from 10am to 2pm.

Teachers, families and students are asked to register by 9.30am on the day to begin activities at 10am.

Mayor Stephen Bali said the days would be a great opportunity for people with a disability to try a different sports.

“There will be everything from tennis, futsal, netball, basketball to touch football for the community to try out,” he said.

“The event is a fun and interactive day for all school ages and takes into consideration the needs of each individual by offering adaptive equipment and tailoring the activities to suit the individual’s own pace and level of engagement.”

There will also be presentations for families and teachers from 10.15am.

Lunch and water will be supplied.

Details: Sport NSW disability inclusion manager Murray Elbourn at inclusion@sportnsw.com.au.