So­cial sport has own ben­e­fits

South Western Times - - News -

PEO­PLE look­ing to play sport so­cially are be­ing called upon by Bun­bury group WA iS­ports.

Chair­woman Al­li­son Burnett said she wanted more peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to re­alise the or­gan­i­sa­tion was open to any­one want­ing to play sports, not just those with a dis­abil­ity.

“We want to build a stronger com­mu­nity by play­ing sport to­gether,” she said.

WA iS­ports of­fers a range of sports to play, in­clud­ing cricket, golf, bocce, swim­ming, bas­ket­ball, lawn bowls and boc­cia.

“Be­cause we have a broad range of sports, there are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for ev­ery­one,” Ms Burnett said.

Ms Burnett said any­one from seven years of age could par­tic­i­pate.

“The fo­cus is not on com­pe­ti­tion, but on par­tic­i­pa­tion,” she said.

“Through sport we can have a more in­clu­sive com­mu­nity.

“We cater for peo­ple who want to have more of a so­cial sport ex­pe­ri­ence and en­joy the health and well­be­ing ben­e­fits of be­ing ac­tive.”

Ms Burnett has called upon sport­ing clubs to con­tact the or­gan­i­sa­tion to in­crease its pres­ence in the com­mu­nity.

“We want other sports to get in­volved so that we can in­crease in­clu­sive sports in the re­gion,” she said.

“With ev­ery­one be­ing in­volved, we all ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits that di­ver­sity brings to the com­mu­nity.”

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