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Bowls Tournament for All Abilities

The third annual Access for All Abilities Lawn Bowls Tournament is on again on 19 November and this year Moonee Valley City Council is playing host.

The day includes a tournament from 10:30am to 12pm for children with disabilities, aged 12-18 years followed by a lunch and a presentation ceremony.

Council’s Chief Executive Mr Rasiah Dev said that the day is a partnership between five councils: Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Melton, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay.

“Each year, one of the councils organises the tournament, and this year is Moonee Valley’s turn,” he said. “We have partnered with Ascot Vale Special School and the Strathmore Bowls Club to make the day happen.

“Since early October volunteers from the Strathmore Bowling Club have been taking the Ascot Vale Special School kids through the lawn bowling ropes and honing their skills for the big day.”

“This is just one example of the range of programs that we offer to our residents living with a disability.”

“Council is committed to increasing the opportunities for them to participate in sport and recreation.”

Over 200 people are expected to attend, including students from special schools in the five municipalities, parents, teachers and volunteers.

The event is part of Council’s broad range of activities for the Access for All Abilities program.

Funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria, the Access for All Abilities program is aimed at developing and supporting sport and recreation that is inclusive of, and accessible to, people with disabilities.

This is achieved by working in conjunction with our local sports clubs, recreation and leisure providers to enable all individuals the ability to participate.

For further information please contact Council on 9243 8888.

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