One of the most rewarding experiences for the staff was the volunteer work with the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled association, Special `O`s and Gold Coast Sport and Rec ( intellectually disabled athletes).
Through this opportunity the players were able to enjoy our particular brand of Football on a more regular basis.
We all feel we have problems as abled bodied athletes, in fact our issues pale into insignificance compared to the intellectual and physical handicaps some of the players in this program have to deal with on a daily basis. It is so refreshing to see these players giving their all and putting aside their disabilities to listen, learn and have fun. These athletes have a passion and a love for the game we can all gain inspiration from!
If you are a Coach who would like to assist in anyway contact Pat Hedges Mobile 0412564436 if you are a player who may fit into any of the above categories contact the organisations listed.
CPISRA – CEREBRAL PALSY INTERNATIONAL SPORT AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION
CPASRF – CEREBRAL PALSY AUSTRALIAN SPORT AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION
CONTACT: Cornelius Van Eldik on 07 32720290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about sporting Wheelies, please check the website www.sportingwheelies.org.au