Athletics WA is the Member Association of Athletics Australia with a mission to lead an integrated, growing sport of athletics in Western Australia. Healthway have partnered with Athletics WA for many years in the delivery and promotion of a range of athletic activities in regional WA, promoting the Go for 2&5 health message. Athletics is an activity that provides children with a foundation base to participate in a number of sports, as a result athletics provides the opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle to a broad and diverse population throughout Western Australia.
Eating plenty of fruit and vegies not only contributes to good health, but also protects against a number of diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight. Most Australians eat only half the amount of fruit and vegies recommended for good health. Adults need to eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegies each day. The amount children need depends on their age. It’s easy to find ways to get some extra fruit and vegies in your day – visit www.gofor2and5.com.au to find out about the benefits of fruit and vegies, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day, plus some super simple tasty recipes.
Athletics WA’s Go for 2 & 5 Culturally and Linguistically Disadvantaged (CaLD) program provides athletics opportunity for children from various cultural and economic backgrounds and the CaLD squad continues to expand throughout metropolitan Perth.
A major feature of this squad is the philosophy that all athletes must be prepared to coach if they wish to remain in the program. This creates a strong connection between the squad and often breaks down the cultural barriers between individual members.The program focuses on Balga Senior High School, Edmund Rice Centre and Butler College where the target demographic includes a large proportion of refugees and new immigrants.