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Ipswich City Council kicking off inaugural all-abilities multisport day for kids

Guy Hazlewood    June 14, 2024    2 min read   

The Ipswich City Council is set to host its first-ever Active Kids all-abilities multisport day.

The event will occur on July 2 at the YMCA Springfield Central Community Centre.

Community and Sport Committee Chairperson, Councillor Jacob Madsen, highlighted the event’s significance as part of the council’s broader Inclusion and Connectedness Implementation Program, launched in January.

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“The program is designed to break down barriers for residents of Ipswich, ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging regardless of age, ability, or background,” Cr Madsen said.

“Events like the multisport day are vital in promoting inclusivity and providing equal opportunities for all.”

The multisport day will feature a range of modified sports activities, including netball, basketball, gymnastics, and tee ball, tailored to suit the abilities of each participating child.

Deputy Mayor and Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic praised the expertise of Physi Kids, the event’s specialist provider.

“With over two decades of experience, Physi Kids excel in creating a fun and encouraging environment for children to engage in physical activity,” she said.

Councillor Paul Tully of Division 2 emphasised the broader benefits of sports participation for children with disabilities.

“Beyond the physical fitness and health advantages, sport helps enhance communication skills, independence, and the opportunity to forge new friendships,” Cr Tully said.

“Our goal is to boost self-confidence and foster a positive attitude towards physical activity among participants.”

The event will comprise three one-hour sessions, each accommodating up to 15 children.

For more information or to book a session, visit Ipswich City Council’s website or download the Active and Healthy Ipswich app.

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