Finalist in Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

Finalist in Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

Inclusion WA is thrilled to be a finalist in the 2014 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.

The Karratha Inclusive Sport Program was chosen from more than 80 applications as a finalist for the Regional Excellence Award which aims to recognise an achievement/participation initiative implemented by an organisation in a regional location that has increased participation, capability or opportunity.

Inclusion WA implemented the Karratha Inclusive Sport Program following a consultation with the community in July 2011, and over two and a half years, it has grown to be an integral part of the community, that has increased participation, capability and opportunity for those living in this incredible community.

Between five and ten sessions of inclusive sport and recreation take place each holiday period. As a result of the Inclusion WA support some clubs now operate ongoing junior programs to bring young people into their fold throughout the year. The program saw 834 participants (of which 24% were indigenous and 16% have a disability) come through the doors of local clubs in 2013 alone. 65% of these participants were not previously accessing local sport and clubs. This translated to over 1800 hours of inclusive sport and recreation that was accessed by the community in 2013.

Held every two years, the Sport and Recreation Industry Awards recognise innovation and exceptional achievement across all areas of sport and recreation in Western Australia.

Winners will be announced at the Sport and Recreation Industry Awards Presentation Breakfast on 30 July, 2014.

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