What we did on International Day of People with Disability

5 December 2019

Here is a wrap up of some of the events Life Without Barriers took part in on IDPwD.

International Day of People with Disability is always embraced with passion at Life Without Barriers, this year was no exception.

Our team in Western Australia joined forces with Perth Integrated Football League to host “C’MON PLAY!”, an Aussie Rules Football Clinic for people with disability at Claremont Oval, the home of the popular Claremont Tigers.

An enthusiastic group of aspiring AFL stars, braved the afternoon heat to hone their kicking, hand-balling and tackling skills with the guidance of the Perth Integrated Football League players, a representative from the Tigers, a rep from Auskick, and Hayden the Perth Integrated Football Coordinator.

Surprise special guest, West Coast mascot Rick “The Rock” Eagle, also joined in, directed play, and gave out autographs to enthusiastic fans.

While in Darwin, we indulged in a range of inclusive activities at the Carnival of Fun. The Carnival was an opportunity to recognise inclusion champions in the community and our Regional Director Disability & Aged Care, Florence Henaway was proud to present Romone Lewin with the Lord Mayor's Rising Star Award for his significant sporting achievements including representing the NT in AFL and athletics.

We’d also like to give a ‘shout out’ to Abbi Maralngurra (pictured) for winning a Highly Commended in the NT Arts Access Awards. Abbi is supported by our Darwin team. Congratulations Abbi!

Down in Tasmania, Life Without Barriers rock band group, Sound Barriers, opened the Music Extravaganza to celebrate IDPwD. Come and enjoy performers of all abilities; live music, dance performances and DJ.

The Music Extravaganza offers all ability artists the opportunity to perform and provides a platform for emerging artists to develop skills and increase their confidence to play to a public audience. It was a great performance by all!

Thanks to everyone who helped behind the scenes to organise both events and helping to promote the inclusion of people with disability.

Together we can build a culture where everyone belongs.

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