There are a number of sport and recreation opportunities that people with a disability can participate in within the City of Boroondara which are outlined below.
|AFL Wheelchair||An adapted version of AFL which provides those with a physical disability the opportunity to play in an exciting competitive environment.||Boroondara Sports Complex|
|Reclink Football||Reclink’s Aussie Rules program encourages adults from all backgrounds and abilities to participate in a modified and inclusive team sport.||Victoria Road Reserve|
|Auskick||The NAB Auskick program teaches children aged 5-12 years with varying abilities how to play AFL in a fun and safe environment.||Various|
|Deaf Football||A modified version of AFL which provides people who are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to play football.||Nettleton Park|
|Power Assist All Abilities Basketball||An all abilities basketball program developed for people who have an intellectual disability or are disadvantaged.||Auburn High School & MLC|
|Cycling for people with a disability||The Hawthorn Cycling Club accommodates all ages and abilities with training clinics, workshops and coaching support. Bikes can be supplied.||Hawthorn Velodrome Patterson Reserve|
|Deaf Cricket||The Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club is a senior cricket club that encourages diversity and inclusivity for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.||Hays Paddock|
|All Abilities Blast Program||Join the Burwood Cricket Club in an action-packed inclusive program for kids with a disability who want to learn basic cricket skills in a fun and friendly environment.||Burwood Cricket Club|
Fitness classes, including dance
|e.motion21 dance, fitness, yoga and musical theatre classes||Specialist dance and fitness programs designed for children and young adults with Down Syndrome.||Kew Senior Citizens Club|
|Online fitness and meditation classes||Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria offers free online fitness classes to help people who are blind or vision impaired get fit at home.||At home via Zoom|
|Spin and swim class||Indoor cycling and swim classes suitable for all fitness levels and people aged over 18 years to help build endurance and strength aimed at people with a vision impairment.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Boxing||High-intensity and core-strengthening boxing classes for people aged 18 years or over who are blind or have low vision.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Gym Class||The Gym Class is designed for vision impaired people to participate in supervised, cardio-based exercises with qualified professionals.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Dance For Neurobalance classes||Dance classes designed for people with neurological disorders involving chair-based movements that helps participants focus on coordination.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Goalball||Goalball is a team Paralympic ball sport designed exclusively for male and female athletes of any skill level who are blind or vision impaired.||Scotch College Junior School Gym|
|Accessible spaces and equipment||The Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic gym facilities have a range of modified programs and accessible equipment available for all fitness levels.||
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
Boroondara Sports Complex
|GoZone Gymnastics||An individually-tailored, therapeutic program for children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to participate in gymnastics.||Boroondara Sports Complex|
|Special Olympics Gymnastics||A competitive pathway for gymnasts with intellectual disabilities to perform at various Special Olympics competitions throughout the year.||Boroondara Sports Complex|
|Wheelchair rugby||Weekly training sessions for all ages, gender and skill levels. Spare sports chairs are available for those trying the sport for the first time.||Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre|
|Deaf soccer||Melbourne Deaf Football Club focuses on supporting soccer players who are deaf or hard hearing with qualified trainers who speak sign language.||Hays Paddock|
|Autism Swim YMCA Vic||Students are matched with the most suitable Autism Swim Approved Instructor in 1:1 or small group classes to meet their individual needs.||Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre|
|Dugongs swimming||Swimming lessons, essential water safety and open water education available for people of all ages with a range of disabilities.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Junior swimming program||The Vision Impaired Swimming Program offers individual swimming lessons for children aged 3-12 years who are blind or visually impaired.||Ruyton Girls School|
|Social swimming||Leisurely and social swimming meet-ups for people who are blind or visually impaired.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre|
|Accessible Recreation Swimming and Lap Swimming||Each of the Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facilities provide accessible entry for lap and recreational swimming.||Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
Boroondara Sports Complex
|Swimming lessons||Tailored one-on-one lessons designed to help people of all ages and abilities with special needs learn how to swim and be safe around water.||Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre|
|Walking with Willpower||
The Walking with Willpower program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria. It matches adults who are vision impaired with a trained, friendly volunteer to share the benefits of walking.
|Walk in the Park||
The Walk in the Park program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria. It provides group walks and camps in a range of parks in Victoria. Volunteers help people with vision impairment to walk around the park, read the signs and describe the environment they are walking through.
The Forest Bathing program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria. Participants will join accredited nature therapy guide, Rachel DeSumma, to walk slowly, engage their senses and explore nature.
Access for All Abilities (AAA Play)
Operated by Reclink Australia, Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) provides Australia’s only dedicated referral and connection service for people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria.
AAA Play work with the enquirer to identify what activity they wish to be involved in, what their disabilities are, and where they are located. Drawing on a network of State Sporting Associations, Regional Sports Assemblies, active community clubs, local governments, and disability specific sport and recreation providers, AAA Play can link each person with a suitable sport or recreation activity, in a timely manner.
Reclink Australia is proud to be providing AAA Play in Victoria thanks to the support of the Victorian State Government.