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

Activity Description Location
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

Basketball

Activity Description Location
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

Activity Description Location
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

Cricket

Activity Description Location
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

Activity Description Location
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

Activity Description Location
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

Gym

Activity Description Location
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

Gymnastics

Activity Description Location
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

Rugby

Activity Description Location
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

Soccer

Activity Description Location
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

Swimming

Activity Description Location
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

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 and describe the environment they are walking through. 

Various
Forest Bathing

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. 

 

Various

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.

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

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