On 17 August, our Sporting Wheelies Townsville team hosted a morning tea to over twenty (20) of our Association’s longterm lottery supporters. Throughout the morning, our members interacted and played games with our guests showcasing Boccia and Goalball and guest athlete Richard Cordukes (Paralympian Gold Medalists) shared his story about his injury and involvement with sports and our Association. We also had some of our members and volunteers briefly speak about their sporting achievements in Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair NRL and Waterskiing. One attendee said, “it was so good to hear people’s stories and get a better understanding of your sports. I will be putting this in my calendar each year”. Overall it was such a lovely day with many compliments and thank yous at the end.
It was a perfect sailing day with moderate winds and little to no swell on 16 August. The calm blue waters of the Ross River presented the perfect backdrop for a come & try in August with the experienced crew from Sailability Townsville. Kelly Owen, one of our local Wheelchair Basketballers, has a significant fear of water, but with the calm assurance of her boat Captain, David Bretherton, she sailed out into the wide blue yonder. On her return, the smile on her face told the story that facing your fears with courage brings reward beyond belief.
On Friday 13th September we saw nine (9) teams from various organisations come together to battle it out in our annual Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association (SWDA) Sporting Challenge, at the Clem Jones Sports Centre in Carina. The teams were introduced to three out of five of the associations core sports; Boccia, Goalball and Wheelchair Basketball and the action on the court was both competitive and entertaining.
The 2019 Sporting Challenge had a a lot of new teams and faces who were eager to be introduced to three Paralympic Sports and by the sounds circulating around the centre, all the participants enjoyed their day on the court. The annual challenge allows Sporting Wheelies to educate through experience and by momentarily putting the participants in the shoes of those in the community with a disability.
Congratulations to Spartens who were our overall champions for the day, taking home the championship trophy, and a big shout out also goes to the individual top scorers in each sport.
– Boccia, Steve Stojanoski – Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
– Goalball, Davide Zulli – Queensland Rail
– Wheelchair Basketball, Stephen Negrello – Queensland Railor
With 1 round to play into the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) the top three teams for finals were set, Wollongong, Perth and Kilsyth. The two teams involved in the final round were in fact battling for the fourth and last finals position. The Qld Spinning Bullets traveled to Sydney to face the Blues. The Spinning Bullets entered the final round with a record of 7-9, the Blue a record of 6-10. The Spinning Bullets needing just one victory to secure their place in the finals. They won both games, with the second requiring a come from behind victory being 16 points down at the half.
Welcome to the latest edition of Inspire from the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation team in the North Coast region. This edition includes news on the recently-released Activate! Queensland strategy, funding opportunities and upcoming events.
Everyone is welcome to subscribe and you are encouraged to share this email with your networks.
Activate! Queensland is the Queensland Government’s 10-year strategy to get more Queenslanders moving, more often. The strategy focuses on four priority areas to achieve its outcomes. Find out what they are >>
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Activate! Queensland will be rolled out with three multi-year action plans. Both the Activate! Queensland strategy and action plan can be downloaded directly from our website. Get your copy now >>
To share the vision of Activate! Queensland, a series of evening briefing sessions are being held throughout Queensland. To find your nearest community roadshow event, please use the link below. Spaces are limited so reserve your place now. Reserve your place >>
Assistance for your organisation
Local Schools Community Fund
The Australian Government is providing $30.2 million in 2019–20 for the Local Schools Community Fund. The fund will benefit students and assist schools to meet their priorities through the contribution of funding for small-scale projects and their associated costs. Eligible funding activities include sporting equipment and shade structures. Here’s how to apply >>
Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance
QFSR Skills Alliance have recently launched their re-branded organisation and website that includes a range of additional services to support the fitness, sport and recreation industry. Take a look >>
There are a number of funding opportunities available to individuals and organisations. Take a look at the current list to see if there’s a funding opportunity to suit your needs.
- Stronger Communities Programme – Round 5
- SunSuper community grant – Round 3
- Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Grant Registration Portal (GRP)
We need accurate club and organisation details in the Grant Registration Portal. Visit the portal to check, register or update your organisation’s details. Register/update now >>
Outdoor Classroom Day
With over 100 schools signed up in Queensland already, why not start the conversation with your school and sign up for Outdoor Classroom Day? Find out more >>
Celebrate Seniors Week 2019
The Sunshine Coast Council is celebrating Seniors Week from 19 to 25 August 2019. For a full list of activities, head to the council’s website for more information. Find out how to take part>>
Inclusive Coaching Online Course
Free online interactive course is aimed at community coaches. Click the link to start the modules. Start now >>
Suicide intervention training
Learn how to apply a scientifically-proven suicide intervention model at this world-leading training held over two days. This two-day workshop will be held on 12 and 13 September 2019 at USC. Here’s how to participate >>
If you require any assistance or have any questions regarding the above topics, please contact Sport and Recreation
North Coast Region on 07 5459 6176 or email email@example.com
Come support us at this exciting championship event and meet top athletes from all over Australia and whilst helping the event run smoothly.
The 2019 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) Grand Finals will feature three (3) days of intense and hard-hitting competition as elite athletes from all over Australia showcase the elite skill and athleticism that makes wheelchair basketball a thrilling spectator sport and one of the most popular sports in the world for athletes with a disability.
Location: Clem Jones Centre, (Southern Districts Basketball Centre), 56 Zahel St, Carina QLD 4152
– Friday 16 August 2019, 2pm to 9.30 pm (approx)
– Saturday 17 August 2019, 11.30am to 5pm (approx)
– Sunday 18 August 2019, 8am to 4pm (approx)
– Training: Full training provided
Volunteer Roles: Event assistant
- Wheelchair Basketball at Sporting Wheelies
- High Performance Program
- Wheelchair Basketball in Action
- Volunteering at Sporting Wheelies
If you are available and interested in supporting one or all days, please contact Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Manager, (07) 3253 3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Government (Sport and Recreation) has been a Major Supporter of the Association for many years. In particular, State Government provide funding to support us to coordinate sport pathways from grassroots to elite level including support provided through the Qld Academy of Sport for our High Performance Program. State Government also provide support to Association members through a number of other strategies including Fair Play.
We encourage you to attend briefing sessions for the new State Government Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 strategy, to gain an understanding of what this means for you and your local community.
See below for more information.
For the last twelve months or so, the Queensland Government has worked to engage our communities, industry and leaders in a discussion about the future of sport and active recreation in Queensland. We reached more than 585,000 Queenslanders across the social media campaign along with over 2380 online submissions, 2021 survey responses and 1142 people attending consultation sessions and deep dive workshops. Consultation reinforced your success and achievements to date in communities across Queensland, but also a lot about how we could plan for the future too. All of that information has culminated in the development of a 10-year dedicated sport and active recreation strategy, the first of its kind for Queensland.
Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 was launched on Saturday 27 July 2019. Activate! Queensland is a ten-year strategy aimed at getting more Queenslanders moving, more often. The Queensland Government will, for the first time, unite its efforts and investments under a shared vision for physical activity in the state.
The four key areas of the strategy are aimed at Activating Queenslanders, Activating Environments, Activating Success and Activating Collaboration. Activate! Queensland will see improvements made to programs, spaces and opportunities across the ten-year period, enabling communities to have better visibility on the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle.
The public website and information has been launched: www.qld.gov.au/sportrecstrategy
To share the 2029 vision of the strategy, Sport and Recreation are hosting a series of evening briefing sessions throughout Queensland, open to all members of the community.
Please find below a list of locations and dates for upcoming sessions and links to register.
- Gold Coast – Tuesday 13 August
- Ipswich – Thursday 15 August
- Mount Isa – Tuesday 20 August
- Toowoomba – Wednesday 21 August
- Brisbane – Thursday 22 August
- Redlands – Monday 26 August
- Caboolture – Tuesday 27 August
- Cairns – Thursday 29 August
- Townsville – Wednesday 4 September
- Rockhampton – Monday 9 September
- Mackay – Tuesday 10 September
- Logan – Wednesday 11 September
- Sunshine Coast – Wednesday 18 September
Visitors to the site will have the ability to download the strategy and action plan. Also included is information on how you can get further information including: following on Facebook; subscribe for updates; and email email@example.com
|We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Wintergarden this August!|
|Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100.|
|HOW YOU CAN HELP?|
|We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Wintergarden during August for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation.|
|It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support!|
|You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Wintergarden, Level 1, Wintergarden Queen Street Mall Brisbane CBD.|