The 2012 nib Hunter Festival of Sport will provide a wealth of activities to try for people with a disability throughout the 2 weeks of the Festival.
With Newcastle being the host city for the Special Olympics Jnr National Games in December this year, the Australian Transplant Games in October and the 2013 Asian Pacific Region Games there is a real hype surrounding disability sport in the region. The Festival will be a perfect opportunity for people with a disability to get involved with the action and try new sports.
The following activities for the Disabled will be available as part of the Festival program (please refer to the Festival program section of this website for further details from the 4th June 2012):
- Sailing for the Disabled Come and Try Day - Thursday 5th July 10am - 12 noon or 1pm - 3pm at Belmont 16 ft sailing club. Cost $5. Sailability is a highly successful program which has an outstanding reputation in the community. Come along and try out something different. For further details and to book please contact Stephen Johnson on 49 470 334.
- Wheelchair Rugby Come & Try Day - Wednesday 4th July from 10am - 2pm at Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium. Cost $5. Come and Try Wheel Chair Rugby is a number based system using eith manual or electric chairs. No ball involved. Non contact sport. Push and Power Rules. To book contact Margaret Taylor from Connectability on 4962 1000.
- Lawn Bowls for the Disabled Come & Try Day - details to be advised.
- Netball for the Disabled Skills Day - Saturday 7th July at National Park Netball Courts. Free of Charge. All ages and abilities catered for. Males and females welcome. Come along and learn some netball skills in a fun environment. To book contact Nance Dwyer from NSW Netball on 4942 5185
- Special Olympics Swimming meet - Sunday 24th June 9.30am registration for 10am start at Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre. All ages welcome. To enter please complete the entry form Click here: Special Olympics Swimming entry form.pdf
Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:17)