Inaugural Inclusive Games Day celebrates all abilities

Date published: 11 September 2017

Townsville City Council and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing have partnered with Anti-Discrimination Commission QLD to host the inaugural Inclusive Games Day this Wednesday, September 13 at Townsville Stadium.

The event celebrates Disability Action Week (September 10-16).

Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the week aimed to empower people with a disability and raise awareness and discussion about access and inclusion throughout the community.

“The Inclusive Games Day hopes to promote inclusion and social cohesion through sport and activities, engaging people with and without a disability, learning new skills and creating new links between the disability and sport sectors,” Cr Doyle said.

“Participants will start with a session by Fitness with Zoe before trying AFL, rugby league, basketball and wheelchair basketball, boccia, athletics, tenpin bowling and hockey.

“Guests from Australia’s Wheelchair Rugby League team and Australian Invictus Games Team, and the JCU Townsville Fire will also be there to assist participants and share their sporting journey.”

The Inclusive Games Day will be this Wednesday, September 13 from 10am to 1pm at Townsville Stadium, Murray.