Inclusive Programs

Programs for People with Disability

 

We have been working hard with our partners to develop and support programs for people with disability within our clubs. If you would like to run programs for people with disability through mainstream, specialised groups or schools please contact us on (03) 9214 6020, or at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au 

For more information about our current work with our partners for gymnastics with disability, see the case studies below. 

Early Intervention Centre Case Study

 

Special Olympics Victoria Program

 

We are working closely with Special Olympics Victoria to increase gymnastics participation in the Special Olympics state and national games for gymnasts with intellectual disabilities.

South Gippsland Specialist School Case Study

If your club has gymnasts with intellectual disabilities that may be interested in participating in Special Olympics, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

Blind Sports Victoria Program

 

We are working alongside Blind Sports Victoria to increase sport and recreation opportunities for people who are blind or have a vision impairment. We are working with clubs to create tailored programs for these participants.

Blind Gym Program Case Study

If your club would be interested in working with Blind Sports Victoria, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

 

Our Indigenous Leaders

 

We recently received funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria to increase leaders in our sport from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. This funding will be used to increase gymnastics opportunities and sponsor leaders through training of their choice in gymnastics.

If you think you would be suitable for this program, or know someone else you would be, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

 

Programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

 

Our clubs offer a range of programs for CALD communities, such as mainstream classes, Koori Children's programs and women only programs. 

Afghan Ladies Group Case Study

Koori Kids Case Study

If you would like a specialised class or know someone else who would, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

 

Older Adults Program

 

In 2015, we will be launching our program targeting at older adults in our communities. The program aims to utilise clubs during "down times" when our clubs are usually empty. We are currently organising training for club staff to run older adults programs. 

If you think you would like to register your interest in this program, or know someone else you would like to, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

 

Inclusive Awareness Workshop

 

 

We currently offer a free inclusive awareness workshop for gymnastics coaching staff, administrators, committees, volunteers, and sporting organisations. Our inclusion awareness workshop focuses raising awareness around working with people from underrepresented groups (older adults, people with disability, newly arrived migrant and refugee communities and Aboriginal Australians). The workshop also teaches coaches how to modify activities to include all participants regardless of their background, age, gender and ability. This practical 2 hour workshop is fun, interactive and run at your club at a time that works for you.  

If you are interested in booking an inclusive awareness workshop, please contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03) 9214 6020.

 

Keep up to date with our inclusive e-newsletter 'Gymnastics for Everybody'

 

Our Gymnastics for Everybody e-newsletter includes stories about inclusive successes in our clubs, events to look forward to, and keeps all our you up to date with inclusive initiatives and opportunities.

To suscribe click here or contact us at info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au or on (03)92146020.