Some of our services are impacted due to COVID-19.

We have lots of sport and recreation activities for people with disability in the City of Boroondara.

AFL

Activity Description Location
AFL Wheelchair

A type of AFL for people with a physical disability.

It gives people the opportunity to play in an exciting and competitive environment.
Boroondara Sports Complex
Reclink Football Reclink’s Aussie Rules program encourages adults from all backgrounds and abilities to take part in this inclusive team sport. Victoria Road Reserve
Auskick

The NAB Auskick program teaches kids how to play AFL in a fun and safe environment.

This program is suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years of different abilities.
Various
Deaf football A type of AFL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Nettleton Park

Badminton

Activity Description Location
All Abilities Badminton Beginner-friendly opportunity to try badminton and para-badminton where people of all ages and abilities are welcome. Both programs are NDIS-friendly, and family, friends, carers, supporters, and allies are also welcome to participate. Boroondara Sports Complex

Basketball

Activity Description Location
Power Assist All Abilities Basketball A volunteer-run basketball program for all abilities. Auburn High School and Methodist Ladies College

Cycling

Activity Description Location
Cycling for people with a disability

The Hawthorn Cycling Club provides:

  • training clinics
  • workshops
  • coaching support.

It can meet the needs of all ages and abilities.

Bikes can be supplied.
Hawthorn Velodrome Patterson Reserve

Cricket

Activity Description Location
Deaf cricket The Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club encourages diversity and inclusion for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hays Paddock
All Abilities Blast Program The Burwood Cricket Club teaches kids with disability basic cricket skills in a fun and friendly environment. Burwood Reserve

Fitness classes, including dance

Activity Description Location
Emotion21 programs

Specialist programs for children and young adults with Down Syndrome.

Programs include:

  • dance
  • fitness
  • yoga
  • musical theatre classes.
Emotion21 is supported by the Inclusion Foundation.
Kew Senior Citizens Club
Online fitness and meditation classes Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria offers free online fitness classes for people who are blind or vision impaired to get fit at home.   At home via Zoom
Spin – Indoor cycling

Indoor cycling for people with vision impairment. The classes are suitable for:

  • all fitness levels
  • people aged over 18 years old.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Boxing Boxing and fitness class for people aged over 18 years who are blind or have low vision. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Gym class

A gym class for people with vision impairment. The class:

  • has cardio exercises
  • is supervised by qualified professionals.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre 
Dance for Neurobalance classes

Dance classes for people with neurological disorders, including:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • stroke.
The classes use a chair to help participants focus on coordination.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Goalball

Activity Description Location
Goalball

Goalball is a team ball sport for:

  • people who are blind or vision impaired
  • any skill level.
Scotch College Junior School Gym

Gym

Activity Description Location
Accessible spaces and equipment

The Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic gym facilities have a range of:

  • modified programs
  • accessible equipment. 

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Gymnastics

Activity Description Location
GoZone Gymnastics

A gymnastics program for:

  • kids with physical disability
  • kids with intellectual disability.

The program:

  • can be made to suit each kid’s needs
  • is a type of therapy.
Boroondara Sports Complex
Special Olympics Gymnastics A gym program for kids with intellectual disability who want to take part in Special Olympics competitions throughout the year. Boroondara Sports Complex

Rugby

Activity Description Location
Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair rugby for all:

  • ages
  • genders
  • skill levels.

The program includes weekly training sessions.

Spare sports chairs are available for people who want to try the sport for the first time.
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

Soccer

Activity Description Location
Deaf soccer

Melbourne Deaf Football Club supports soccer players who are deaf or hard hearing.

The club has qualified trainers who use Auslan.
Hays Paddock

Swimming

Activity Description Location
Autism Swim YMCA Vic

Students can have one-on-one classes with an Autism Swim Approved Instructor that meets their needs.

Kids can also join small group classes.
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
Dugongs swimming

A swimming program that teaches kids:

  • how to swim
  • water safety
  • open water safety.
Lessons are available for kids of all ages and abilities.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Junior swimming program

The Vision Impaired Swimming Program offers individual swimming lessons for children who are blind or visually impaired.

The program is suitable for kids aged 3 to 12 years.
Ruyton Girls School
Social swimming Social swimming meet-ups for people who are blind or visually impaired.  Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Swimming and lap swimming

Each of the Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facilities provides accessible entry for:

  • lap swimming
  • recreational swimming.

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Swimming lessons

One-on-one swimming lessons for people with disability. The lessons:

  • can meet the needs of each person
  • are for all ages and abilities.

People will learn how to:

  • swim
  • be safe around water.
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Tennis

Activity Description Location
Wheelchair coaching

Grace Park Hawthorn Club offers wheelchair tennis for all:

  • levels
  • ages 
  • abilities.

The club runs clinics on its courts. Or you can book the courts for your own practice sessions.

Grace Park Hawthorn Club

Walking

Activity Description Location
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.

Various
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
  • describe the environment they are walking through. 
Various
Forest Bathing

The Forest Bathing program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria.

People join Rachel DeSumma, a qualified nature therapy guide, to:

  • walk slowly
  • engage their senses
  • explore nature. 

 

Various

Access for All Abilities (AAA Play)

Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) is managed by Reclink Australia. It’s the only dedicated service in Australia that connects people with disability to sports and recreational activities.

AAA Play works with the person to find out:

  • what activity they want to take part in
  • about their disabilities
  • where they live.

AAA Play can connect people to:

  • State Sporting Associations – the organisations that manage a sport at state level
  • Regional Sports Assemblies – groups that create inclusive opportunities for people with a disability
  • active community clubs
  • local governments
  • sport and recreation providers that meets the needs of people with disability.

AAA Play can connect someone to a sport or recreation activity that’s right for them.

Reclink Australia provides AAA Play in Victoria with support from the Victorian State Government.

To find activities in your local area, please visit the AAA Play website or call 1800 222 842 for more information.

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