Huge numbers turn up to Inclusion WA
The first day of the Inclusion WA program set the bar high with about 35 people turning up to learn a thing or two about swimming and just enjoy themselves.
Already, people have been able to learn about swimming, lawn bowls and basketball, and everyone has had a blast!
Inclusion WA is a program open to children aged seven-30 of all abilities, however it was targeted at children with disabilities and their siblings in particular.
Inclusion WA works with community groups and sporting clubs in Karratha and surrounding areas providing a multi-sport holiday program to kids of all abilities living in and around Karratha.
This time around, four different sports will be allocated across two weeks including swimming, lawn bowls, basketball and football.
But don’t worry if you missed out last week, as Inclusion WA still have two more days in Karratha.
On Monday, there will be Aussie rules football at St Luke’s College from 11am-1pm and lawns bowl at the Karratha Lawn Bowls Club on Tuesday, April 17 from 9-11am.
Denver De Cruz, who is just one of the guys behind the program said that the swimming activity was a hit.
“It is easy going, and the kids just love getting out there,” he said.
“The swimming program isn’t an overly structured program so it is a great start to slowly get active during the holidays.
“The social aspect is great for them. They get to have the opportunity to see each other outside the school environment.”
Denver De Cruz and Matt Shaw have been able to develop relationships with the kids and have learnt a lot about everyone.
“We get to know everyone and learn about their families, their background and what they like,” De Cruz said.
“The most important benefit of the Inclusion WA program is that more and more kids are getting involved.
“Not just kids with disabilities, but mainstream kids, everyone is joining in and having fun.”
For more information about getting involved with Inclusion WA contact Denver De Cruz on 0404 033 683 or Matt Shaw on 0419 725 168.