Sports CONNECT Queensland Education
The Sports CONNECT Queensland Education program provides a support structure to increase opportunities for people with a disability to get involved in sport and active recreation at the level of their choice. Through inclusive training, resources and an ongoing support network for all members of the community, participants can improve their confidence, knowledge and skills to create better opportunities for people with a disability to access sport and active recreation.
Workshops are tailored to an organisation or group and can be booked by:
- Sport and recreation organisations/clubs
- Disability service providers
- Multi-activity providers
- Fitness providers
Download our Sports CONNECT Queensland Education workshop fact sheet for more information.
Booking a workshop
Contact us on the details below to discuss your organisation’s workshop needs and to obtain a workshop proposal. The cost of a workshop depends on the duration, location and the number of presenters required.
Workshops for individuals
Individuals can register for our free ‘Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity’ workshops as part of the Queensland Government’s Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program (GAQAP). Download the Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity workshop details. To find out when and where the workshops are being held and to register, visit the GAQAP website.
Upcoming Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity workshops:
Embracing 2018 Commonwealth Games Legacy Program workshops
As part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy Program, the Association will work in conjunction with the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Services regional staff in Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane and South East Queensland to build capacity for inclusion in sporting club communities in the second half of 2017.
‘Inclusive Clubs’ workshops will assist local sport volunteers and staff to develop an understanding of current trends impacting the disability sector with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the opportunity this presents for their sport.
Participants will explore what it means to be a welcoming and inclusive sport and recognise the benefits of ensuring that their clubs are representative of the communities in which they sit. Sporting personnel will have the opportunity to explore partnerships with the disability and education sectors leading to potential transition points for people with a disability to connect with their sport.
To find out more information and register for these free workshops see:
Inclusive Clubs, Townsville, Monday 28 August, 3.30pm-6.30pm for sports development officers, club activity deliverers, teachers, allied health workers, disability service personnel and families/carers
Inclusive Clubs, Cairns, Tuesday 12 September, 2.30pm-5pm – for sports development officers, club committee members, teachers, allied health workers, disability service personnel and families/carers
Inclusive Programming, Cairns, Tuesday 12 September, 5.30pm-8.30pm – for club coaches and program activity deliverers
Inclusive Clubs, Brisbane and South East Queensland, Tuesday 24 October, 9.30am-1.30pm – for regional sports associations and local club representatives. This is a two-part professional development opportunity, with a follow up focus group being held for participants to return for peer feedback and mentoring six weeks after the initial workshop (Tuesday 5 December). To gain the most out of the program, participants are encouraged to commit to both opportunities.