RSC Update - Term 4, Week 3
Delivered by Disability Sport Australia, Variety Activate Inclusion Sports Days are a free, fun and inclusive day of trying out different sports for kids who often miss out.
Variety Activate Inclusion Sports Days are aimed at kids aged 5-18, giving them an opportunity to have a go in a fun and supportive environment with specialised coaches on hand.
Our goal is to increase awareness around the opportunities for people living with a physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, within sport and active recreation. We also invite children of all abilities to participate.
We aim to help support students to continue playing with their local club beyond the day itself. We’re excited to collaborate with local councils, schools, universities and sporting organisations and clubs to bring this program to Tassie!
2022 Sports Days
If you are a school interested in attending, book in below.
Places are expected to fill quickly so register today to avoid missing out!
Families are also welcome to register their children individually and attend the sports days – your child is encouraged to bring a friend along if that would make them feel more comfortable.
Wednesday November 23, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Devonport Recreation Centre
Thursday November 24, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Elphin Sports Centre
Friday November 25, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Swisherr Hoops Academy
The HOOPS 4 Life Program is an experiential learning model, assisting learners in developing tools and skills to assist in creating positive personal and social behavioural practices allowing them to understand themselves and others, managing their lives and learning more effectively. These practices includes, but not restricted to:
- developing empathy for others and understanding relationships;
- identify a range of emotions and describe situations that may evoke these emotions;
- express their emotions constuctively in interations with others;
- establish and build positive relationships and making responsible decisions;
- develop and implement strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change, including recognising and regulating their emotions;
- understanding body image, self-worth, self-belief, and their impact on mental health and wellbeing;
- participating in activity the promotes physical and mental fitness;
- using creative thinking and innovative approaches to overcome mental and physical challenges.
These objectives are achieved in the fun and engaging environment of basketball. Utilising the game as the classroom and education platform to engage, challenge and achieve.
Note: The program is designed to target primary and secondary learners who may have difficulties in managing personal and social capabilities within the school environment.
For more information refer to the attached flyer or contact Tony Moore.
Connecting high performance athletes with youth to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The AIS is proud to once again partner with the Black Dog Institute to deliver the Mental Fitness Program (MFP).
The program sees current and former elite athletes deliver powerful talks to high school aged people about how to keep mentally fit through sharing evidence-based research and stories of resilience.
Since the program launched, our athlete ambassadors have delivered presentations to more than 35,000 students across the country.
In 2023 each athlete will deliver eight 30-minute presentations at a school and/or sporting club between January and July.
Tasmania's Police and Community Youth Clubs (PCYC) offer a range of programs and activities targeted to the needs and interests of their local community. PCYC's are located in Bridgewater, Burnie, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Huon Valley, Launceston, Longford, Swansea and Queenstown.
In addition to on-site activities, the PCYC also provides a Mobile Activity Centre, taking the fun to you!
Mobile Activity Centre (MAC)
PCYC runs several MAC trailers travelling to all parts of Tasmania and providing a range of recreational activities to regional and rural areas.
MACs are equipped for football, soccer, basketball, cricket, hockey, volleyball as well as a range of other sport and recreational activities such as tug-of-war, Zorb balls, Sumo suits, Hula hoops and much more.
The MAC Trailers are also fitted with BBQ facilities and a stereo system - everything you need for a fun, family day out.
MACs are available for hire for community events, birthday parties, school fairs, corporate events and more. An MAC could be the perfect addition to one of your end-of-school-year events!
PLEASE NOTE: Zorb Balls and Sumo suits are only available at selected locations. Please contact your local PCYC Club directly to confirm what activities are provided with the MAC trailer.
Visit the PCYC website for more information.
Top resources and activities to help teachers encourage movement at school.
ABC's Your Move and ACPER Victoria recently shared an article outlining the benefits of encouraging regular movement throughout the school day.
The article includes a summary of quick, easy to implement activities, as well as links to other programs and providers to support teachers.
It is well worth a read, particularly for primary school teachers looking for ideas to help them reach the recommended minimum two hours of organised physical activity per week.
Click on the link below to access the article and resources.
Jack is an Assistant Coach for the Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL. He was also recently announced as the Tasmanian U16 Men's State Team Head Coach and has a long record of coaching experience and achievements in Victoria prior to his move to Tasmania last year.
Those already coaching or intending to coach at club or school level are encouraged to register and attend.
To secure your place, please RSVP using the link below.
Football Tasmania is offering a Skill Training Certificate course in Hobart on Saturday November 19. The course will run from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, with additional course hours to be completed online and at club sessions.
The course focuses on the Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP), with the focus being on developing a players' technical ability in the 4 "core" game skills:
- First Touch - receiving a pass
- Striking the Ball - passing and finishing
- Running with the Ball - changing direction and running at speed
- 1 v 1 - deception and defending
The course will teach participants how to provide opportunities for players to repeatedly carry out any one of the above skills in a session. Participants will also learn how to plan and organise SAP sessions.
Club coaches, school coaches and teachers are eligible to participate in this course. Registrations are essential.
Contact Football Tasmania for more information.
Online curriculum resources to support primary schools across Australia.
The AFL has bolstered its commitment to growing the game of Australian Football in primary school-aged classrooms and playing fields across the country with the launch of its new, free schools program.
The AFL Schools program, available at play.afl/schools, will make physical football activities more accessible and easier to deliver, while also increasing classroom-based educational outcomes with a suite of free, online curriculum resources.
The site and resources are backed by focused market research, created by teachers for teachers, and designed to equip time-poor educators with what they need to deliver engaging, quality programs for their primary school students from Foundation to Year Six. Students will be encouraged to become more active and engaged in their learning, while they get exposed the great game of Australian Football, its clubs and players.
The online program features 77 new lessons, comprising of both in-class and on-field resources, complemented by a suite of professional development opportunities to benefit teachers. Each class is 45-minutes and gives teachers everything they need to deliver lessons. Teachers and students don’t need to be familiar with the game of Australian Football to use and benefit from the program.
The curriculum is housed in a new bespoke website – play.afl/schools – with individual PDFs focusing on ‘In Class’ or ‘Off Field’ lessons, Practical or On-Field classes, and additional support materials; there is something for every aspect of education.
The AFL Schools program is now freely available to all primary schools in Australia.
Know a footy club that needs improved facilities for their female players?
Nominations close 11 November 2022.
Nominating is easy:
- Tell us how you want to make your facilities more user-friendly for female footballers
- Upload a photo
- Complete your details and submit!
Closing Date: 16 Dec 2022
Applications for the 2022-23 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program opened on Monday, 24 October 2022 and close at midnight on Friday, 16 December 2022.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting all Tasmanians to access a range of high quality, safe, fair and inclusive sporting opportunities.
The 2022-23 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program provides sport and active recreation clubs with grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to assist with the purchase of additional or replacement equipment.
Applicants are required to contribute at least 30 per cent of the total cost of purchasing the equipment.
Incorporated School Sports Associations are eligible to apply, while schools who share their facilities with local community clubs are encouraged to partner with them to complete an application.
For more information visit the Sport and Recreation Tasmania website.
Inclusive Innovations Tasmania, Blind Cricket Tasmania and the Ulverstone District Cricket Club are delighted to be staging a Come & Try Day on Saturday November 12 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The event will be held in the Ulverstone District Cricket Club Indoor Centre and is open to participants of any age who are blind, have low vision or those who want to learn more about blind cricket. Cost is $10 per person.
See the flyer below for more information and instructions on how to register.
New Horizons Tasmania has partnered with the St Leonards Croquet Club to offer a Come and Try Day and five-week croquet program for Tasmanians with a disability.
The Come and Try Day will be staged on Wednesday November 9 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The five-week program will begin the following Wednesday, November 16 and will run through Wednesday December 14. All sessions will run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
St Leonards Croquet Club will provide coaching at all sessions.
Cost is $7 per session.
Many wheelchairs are suitable for the greens.
Contact Tom at New Horizons to register or for more information.
The City of Hobart and Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd are once again offering their FREE Healthy Hobart Program!
Designed for all ages and abilities, from experts to first-timers, sessions are attended by hundreds of people each year who feel their muscles need a bit of a stretch, their souls are craving meaningful connections, or are ready to set their inner child free to have some fun!
With free sessions running from October until late March (with a break over the holiday period), make sure to register for your chosen activity on the pages below.
Please note: bookings are required for archery and mountain biking as spots are limited.
See the full schedule below or visit https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Healthy-Hobart for full details and how to register.
The Southern Tasmania Table Tennis Association (STTTA) are excited to offer their first ever GIRLS ONLY opportunity in Term 4!
Girls of all abilities are encouraged and welcome to join the 6 week program based at the STTTA Table Tennis Centre (Kingborough Sports Centre). They will be coached by Ian Weller, a nationally accredited level 1 Coach and assisted by Ibbie Li and Christine Hooper.
- Wednesdays 4-5.30pm
- 2-Nov to 7-Dec (six weeks)
- $30 per player
- All equipment provided!
All secondary and college students in the local area are invited to compete in the upcoming tournament at Howrah's first class Indoor Bowls Facility!
Apply now for Round 10 of the Para-sport Equipment Fund.
Apply Now- applications close Friday 11 November 2022.
What is the Para-sport Equipment Fund
The Para-sport Equipment Fund is a joint initiative of Paralympics Australia and Sport Australia, designed to provide opportunities for Australians with disabilities to participate and compete in Para-sport by addressing some of the most significant challenges faced by Para-athletes and programs; the costs associated with obtaining Para-sport equipment, which in many cases must be customised for the participant.
Delivered in collaboration with Paralympics Australia’s key stakeholders, the fund aims to offer a range of equipment access solutions for Para-athletes and participation programs to enable more people with a disability to participate in Para-Sport.
The primary focus of the program is to support individuals and programs at the entry participation level, however Para-athletes and programs with a focus of higher levels within the pathway may also be considered.
See the eligibility requirements and the selection process for full details.
The Healthy Tasmania Fund is a grants program for health and wellbeing in Tasmania. The Fund supports the work of local government and community organisations that are well placed to know their community needs and priorities.
Four grant streams:
- Step Forward – grants up to $5,000 – applications are now open until Dec 14!
- Healthy Focus – grants from $20,000 to $100,000 – applications for Round 1 are now open until Dec 14!
- Lift Local – grants of $20,000 for councils (more details to come)
- Healthy Together – grants of $300,000 (more details to come)
Find out more about each grant stream here.
Visit the Healthy Tasmania Grants Programs website for full details.
SAFER. SMARTER. STRONGER.
Between 21-27 November 2022, SWIM Schools Australia is holding its annual SWIMSAFER Week.
Nearly 500 registered swim schools will participate in the campaign, and coordinate educational activities for students to gain vital water safety skills.
SWIM Schools Australia advocates that swimming year-round, learning and abiding by vital water safety skills, and participating in the SWIMSAFER Week will not only help kids become safer, smarter and stronger in the water, but in everyday life as well.
Swim It Forward is a charitable initiative by Swim Australia for the benefit of those who cannot afford regular swimming lessons. Swim it Forward's mission is to save lives by making learn to swim lessons accessible to as many children as possible across Australia. To be eligible for FREE lessons, applicants:
- Must not already be currently enrolled in swimming lessons.
- A current Health Care Card issued by Services Australia must be held and provided at any time upon request.
- The selected Swim School must be a registered member with Swim Australia, found at https://swimsafer.org.au/find-a-swim-school, with days and times for Swimming Lessons are Subject to Swim School availability.
- By submitting the application form, permission is granted for the dependant to potentially be included in multimedia material.
- Swim Australia cannot guarantee that completing this form will result in successful qualification for funding, and your application will be pending approval.
Visit the SwimSAFER website for full details and to apply.