Explore your sporting potential - Time to get into Sport Project
Enjoy the videos and find sport and recreation options in your local area by clicking on the Time To Get Into Sport link – It’s Time To Get Into Sport
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The Time To Get Into Sport project
In May 2015, the State Government Department, Communities, Sport and Recreation were approached by the Tasmanian National Disability Insurance Agency to put forward projects requiring funding across Tasmania.
The need for creating positive footage of Tasmanians with disability engaged in sport was raised at an Explore Your Sporting Potential (EYSP) committee meeting (a community of practice group formed in 2010). The EYSP committee works actively in Tasmania to develop strategies that engage people with disability in sport and recreation activity to improve health and well-being outcomes.
The EYSP Committee is made up of representatives from:
- The Association for Children with Disability (TAS) Inc. – ACD
- Physical Disability Sport Tasmania
- St Giles
- Special Olympics Tasmania
- State Government Department, Communities, Sport and Recreation
- Autism Tasmania
- New Horizons
It was felt that video footage would be an important tool in supporting conversations with key groups and individuals who are integral to increasing the participation numbers of Tasmanians with disability in sport.
A funding submission to the NDIS, Community Inclusion Capacity Development Fund was submitted by ACD with support from Communities, Sport and Recreation. The Mission, to create photographic and film footage of Tasmanian people with disability engaged in a range of sporting activities to demonstrate to viewers that being engaged in sport and recreational activities is possible, important for health and well-being and available for all levels of ability.
The project was funded and the four (4) videos attached were made with the assistance of MG – Marketing Group.
ACD Tas would like to thank all of the athletes in the videos, showing courage, skill and dedication to their sport. The speaking athletes are: Lily Kelly, Clayton Johnson, Alan Dengate, Emma Jago and Olivia Fox. We would also like to thank Savannah Wigg and parent speaker Colin Wigg.
The next exciting stage of this project brought over 2000 people to ACD’s Finding Your Way website and Sport and Resource sections with a television advertisement Time To Get Into Sport campaign beginning during the 2016 Paralympics. This advertisement will continue to be screened in 2017, and 1000 Time To Get Into Sport posters will be given or sent out across Tasmania to raise community awareness and encourage people with disability to get into sport.
Enjoy the videos and find sport and recreation options in your local area and resources to support the inclusion and participation of people with disability in sporting activities by clicking on the Time To Get Into Sport link – It’s Time To Get Into Sport