Recreation SA has implemented two pilot projects this year which will provide important information about the capacity for community recreation facilities to implement inclusive recreation programs. Ingle Farm Recreation Centre, managed by Belgravia Leisure, has teamed up with the Soccer Federation of SA and the Wiltja Boarding House to facilitate training and competition for its boarders in the sport of Futsal. This exciting game requires foot skills and speed/endurance and is a great outlet for the Wiltja boarders. One training session a week and a game over the weekend is a great way for them to break up their studies, keep physically active and develop some new skills which will be useful to add to their Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.
The Lefevre Community Basketball Stadium, run by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council, has teamed up with Basketball SA and Uniting Care Wesley to provide a Friday night Basketball sessions, ‘Friday Streetball at Lefevre - how us your moves’. The one hour session at the Recreation Centre will be facilitated by Basketball SA coaches and is targeting disadvantaged youth on the Lefevre Peninsula.
As part of this project Port Adelaide Football Club’s Aboriginal Programs Manager Paul Vandenbergh will facilitate a cultural awareness session for the staff in both centres.
Recreation SA will provide a number of online resources as a result of the learnings from these pilot projects to support and facilitate Inclusion programs in all recreation centres in SA.
For more information please contact Jenny Borlase.