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Athletics for All

The Athletics WA “Athletics for All” Para-athletics Program will facilitate the growth and development of athletes with a disability in Western Australia.

 

“Athletics for All” Para-athletics Program is an inclusive program from community sport to high performance funded by the Government of Western Australia Department of Sport and Recreation’s Inclusive Sports Funding Scheme. Funding has been allocated for 3 years from 2014-2017.

 

The program has been established to:

 

  • Increase the number of athletes with a disability participating in the sport of athletics in Western Australia;

     

  • Build relationships between key stakeholders including, but not limited to, Athletics Australia, Little Athletics Western Australia, Wheelchair Sports Western Australia, Australian Paralympic Committee, VisAbility, WA Disabled Sports Association, Special Olympics, Inclusion WA, School Groups (ACC, SSWA, PSA, IGSSA) and the Department of Sport and Recreation;

     

  • Provide assistance to coaches of athletes with a disability with a range of professional development opportunities;

     

  • Increase the total number of qualified classifiers (Technical and Medical) in Western Australia;

     

  • Raise the profile of Athletics Western Australia as an inclusive organisation.

For more information contact Athletics WA Development Manager Mel Tantrum by email  mel.tantrum@waathletics.org.au   or call the Athletics WA office on 08 6272 0480

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