The resources here will help you to learn how to make your footy club more inclusive so that all kids can play, regardless of ability. You can find information including how to modify your programs, how to set up an Access All Abilities Centre and downloadable posters that promote inclusion at footy clubs. There are many simple changes that footy clubs can make to enable inclusion which will greatly improve the experience for all children, families and people who interact with your footy club.
Inclusive clubs provide all community members equal access and opportunities to be involved with the club. Inclusion happens when all members of a community:
Children with disabilities and developmental challenges might include those who have limitations in mobility (difficulty or inability to walk), the way they think or behave (e.g. intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, behavioural/emotional disorders), and sensory difficulties (e.g. vision/hearing).
Clubs need to consider a few different areas to become inclusive. This includes how programs are designed, how you provide information about the programs so it is accessible, whether staff are trained in disability awareness and whether you policies promote inclusion.
Health Professionals can also place posters in their clinics and hospitals to bring awareness to the importance of sport for all kids.
Download AllPlay Footy Club poster 1:
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Download AllPlay Footy Club poster 3: