Access for All Abilities

Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.

The program has supported and developed inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria for over 10 years.

The program funds organisations to work at a community level to develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities.  These organisations promote and encourage a range of sport and recreation opportunities across the state, from basketball, cricket, and Aussie Rules to soccer, sailing, and lawn bowls.

Clubs working in partnership with the program can increase membership numbers and participation, and sporting competitions can enjoy more diversity.  This promotes greater levels of inclusiveness, liveability, improved health outcomes and a stronger sense of belonging in local communities.

Participation

Objectives

1. Strengthen existing inclusive sport and recreation participation opportunities across the region.
2. Increase the number of inclusive sport and recreation participation opportunities across the region.

Strategies

  • Promote existing inclusive participation opportunities by increasing the profile and growing participation numbers
  • Consolidate existing inclusive participation opportunities by supporting the program delivery model
  • Establish new inclusive participation opportunities with clubs and organisations by supporting the program delivery model, building the profile and growing participation numbers
  • Develop emerging inclusive participation opportunities by supporting the program delivery model, building the profile and growing participation numbers


Workforce Development

Objectives

1. Increase the number of volunteers and opportunities to be involved in inclusive sport and recreation across the region.
2. Improve the knowledge and skills of those involved in sport and recreation across the region.

Strategies

  • Facilitate opportunities for people to volunteer in inclusive sport and recreation by supporting clubs and organisations to develop and promote roles
  • Facilitate opportunities for people with a disability to volunteer in sport and recreation by supporting clubs and organisations to identify roles and create pathways
  • Facilitate inclusion training opportunities for people volunteering in inclusive sport and recreation by identifying existing courses and delivering courses
  • Facilitate training opportunities for people with a disability volunteering in sport and recreation by identifying existing courses and delivering courses


Organisational/Club Capacity

Objectives

1. Consolidate equity and inclusion as Sports Central priorities.
2. Embed equity and inclusion as priorities for sport and recreation across the region.

Strategies

  • Consolidate equity and inclusion as key priorities for Sports Central by embedding them in the next strategic plan
  • Consolidate equity and inclusion as key priorities for Sports Central by offering training and development opportunities to staff and board members
  • Recognise clubs and organisations that have achieved a culture of equity and inclusion by developing case studies and sharing stories of success
  • Ensure partners and networks embed equity and inclusion in sport and recreation by advocating and influencing policy and strategy development

We have a range of programs and resources to help you and your club attract new people of all abilities and backgrounds, keep them happy and keep them involved! These activities and information on many more can be seen at our Sport 4 All and SCORE page.

For more information about the Access for All Abilities program, contact us on (03) 5331 6966 or info@sportscentral.org.au

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