AAA program a big success at Kerang BC
Kerang Bowling Club can take pride in its bowls program for people of all abilities, which has proved a huge success this year.
The weather was very kind for the final session of the program, and the club has earned great praise from its local sports assembly for its Access for All Abilities work.
Rhonda Allan of the Mallee Sports Assembly says: “This club is very supportive for inclusive sport & recreation. It not only breaks down the barriers but provide increased physical activity options for people of all abilities”.
Rhonda initially liaised with Club member Gayle Teasdale who was very co-operative in working in with the desired times and days.
The program is an initiative of the Access for All Abilities program (funded by Department of Health and Human Services under the Sport and Recreation Victoria umbrella) which focuses on inclusive sport and recreation for all levels of abilities.
On the final day the participants were assisted by Maureen Lowry, Lorraine Adams and Betty Bannam. Two staff and four clients from Murray Human Services were in attendance.
Everyone had good opportunity to improve on their skills and each client proved that each week.
Not only did everyone enjoy playing the game, they also had fun socially interacting with one another.
This program gives people of any level of ability the opportunity to try out their skills with a mainstream sport that many may take for granted.
At the conclusion of the session Rhonda presented the club with a Certificate of Appreciation as a small token of appreciation for their volunteer time and support.