Netball Queensland has partnered with Life Stream Australia enabling a joint focus that is working for people with an intellectual disability.
Life Stream Australia facilitates a wide range of opportunities specifically in South East Queensland, Rockhampton and Mackay to enable people with an intellectual disability to participate, develop skills and be an active member of their community.
Netball Queensland CEO Anna Carroll said she is delighted to have Life Stream Australia on board, as one of the peak body’s strategic pillars is to “involve people in netball” by growing the sport at the grass roots level.
“Netball Queensland’s key value is inclusiveness by providing opportunities for all to be involved in netball,” Carroll said.
Netball Queensland has been working closely with Life Stream Australia to establish connections with the wider community to engage people with an intellectual disability in netball.
Some successful initiatives have already been produced from this relationship with Life Stream Australia which will continue into 2015.
Life Stream Australia delivered a coach education session to community coaches, specifically for netball, along with specialist advice and support to Netball Queensland staff.
Netball Queensland has been involved in Life Stream Australia’s School Sport Program to deliver NetSetGo to Special Schools and Special Education Units commencing in 2015.
The partnership is a commitment by both organisations to ensure that quality inclusive sporting opportunities are available to Queenslanders with an intellectual ability.