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Sports, Leisure Activities & Travel

Sports, Leisure Activities & Travel

Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball

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Suncoast Spinners is a wheelchair basketball group based at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Both people with disabilities and the able-bodied are able to join together at Suncoast Spinners to play basketball. It is ideal for people of all ages and is a great way to have a laugh and get some exercise.

 

 

Rugby Wheelchair

rugby wheelies logoThis is a sport for people with quadriplegia. This is the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world today, with over 25 countries competing at an International level. The game is played on a basketball court with a volleyball. The rules are a combination of those for football and wheelchair basketball, with players trying to score a goal by carrying the ball over the goal line. Season Competitions run from July to November in Yeronga, Brisbane. For further information go to www.sportingwheelies.org.au

 

Disabled Surfers Association

DSA-Sunshine-Coast-logo LatestDSA is a voluntary registered Public Benevolent Institution and Surfing’s only Registered Charity dedicated to the Disabled. DSA is creating opportunities for everyone, including their disabled participants and able bodied volunteers, to experience their unique, safe and happy surfing events, whilst under complete supervision from their trained Team Leaders. View their Events Calendar or call President Tim Byrne on 0423621371 from the DSA Sunshine Coast Branch.

 

Dis-Ability Leisure, Arts and Lifestyle Web Guide

disability org logoThis website is a place to explore and learn more about life’s possibilities following a disabling injury or illness. Find direct links from people and organisations from across the world to ask questions and learn more about your own abilities from others who have created lifestyle opportunities for themselves following injury or illness. More info go to www.d-ability.org

 

Accessible Swimming Pools

aquatic_cen2 picSunshine Coast Aquatic Centres now have hoist access to their pools (chair/platform lifts). Sites with ramp access also have aquatic wheelchairs. It is advisable to phone the Aquatic Centre to check the hoist availability before you turn up. To find the nearest Aquatic Centre & community pools to you call 07 5475 7272 and 1300 007 272 or visit Sunshine Coast Council’s Aquatic Centres and Pools webpage. Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.15am – 5.00pm  (excluding public holidays).

 

Special Olympics Australia

special olympics logoSpecial Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. To get involved go to http://www.specialolympics.com.au/

 

Ten Pin Bowling
ten pin bowling suncity logoSuncity Tenpin – Alexandra Headland

This venue is wheelchair accessible and has disabled bumpers available for people with disabilities. It is best to book before you turn up for a game. Open daily from 9am till late. Address: 8 Mari St, Alexandra Headland. For further information call 07 5443 2580 or go to http://www.suncitytenpin.com.au/

 

 

 AMF bowling logoAMF Bowling – Kipparing

This venue is also wheelchair accessible. AMF Bowling is approximately 1hour driving from Caloundra. It is best to book before you turn up for a game. Address: 403 Elizabeth Avenue, Kipparing. Open every day 9am until late (excluding Christmas Day). For further information call 07 32841513 or go to http://www.amfbowling.com.au/

 

Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Horse riding logoRDA is a not-for-profit organisation providing equine-based therapeutic and recreational riding and driving programs for all members of the disability community on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. RDA has a dedicated team of volunteers who assist with these programs to allow the participants to enjoy their activities in a safe and controlled manner. Address: 2 Monak Rd, North Arm 4561. For further information call  07 5472 7280 or go to http://www.sunshinecoastrda.com/

 

Swap House when Travelling Overseas

matching houses logoMatching Houses holiday house exchange is a website where people with disabilities swap houses with other people who have the same or similar accessibility needs. They have 868 members in 51 countries from Albania to United States with houses to swap. To join Matching Houses go to www.matchinghouses.com

 

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The information contained in this website about services & goods provided by any other organisation does not imply a recommendation by 121 Care. People who wish to access services & goods of any organisation should determine for themselves the suitability of such services & goods.

 

Last updated: 25 March 2015