We offer accessible sport programs for children and adults of various intellectual abilities who want to participate in a variety of sports.
RecWest Braybrook is determined to make sport accessible for everyone. We are an inclusive centre that welcomes everyone with a passion for sports and keeping active.
Our staff and programs are developed in line with key resources such as the Special Olympics Australia modelling and resources, to ensure a safe and appropriate session for all ages and abilities.
Benifits of participating in sports:
- Ability to jump, land and fall safely;
- building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges;
- development of fundamental movement patterns;
- enhanced flexibility;
- increase in balance;
- increase aerobic and anaerobic endurance;
- unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages.
Interested in joining our sports program? Get in touch with our team by completing the enquiry form on this page.
Special Olympics Young Athletes Program
Age Class duration Class time Date Price two to eight years 45 minutes Basketball: Monday 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Basketball: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Gymnastics: Thursday 11:30am - 12:30pm
Soccer: Friday 4:00pm - 4:45pm
six sessions: 9 May – 20 June
(no session on Queens Birthday)
$35.00 per term
Young Athletesis an inclusive program that develops the fundamental movement skills of 2 to 8 year olds with and without an intellectual disability. The program focuses on play-based activities that support social and physical growth and aims to creates greater access and opportunities for participating children. Thanks to Special Olympics Australia, we are able to provide a discounted price for this program.
Parental and/or Carer engagement is a requirement for this program.
Young Athletes includes:
- Weekly training sessions led by a trained head coach
- Individualisation of activities to meet the child’s skill level through modification, adaption or extension
- Focus on fundamental skills of sport: multi-sport gross motor skills, social skills in sport, health and fitness
- Opportunity to progress onto various Special Olympics sports and National Sporting Organisation pathway through weekly sports and competitions.
Melbourne West Special Olympics Basketball
Age Class duration Class time Date Price 15+ years 60 minutes Sunday 12:30pm - 1.30pm Fortnightly $5.00 per session
Partnering with Melbourne West Special Olympics, this program is designed for participants with intellectual disabilities. Allowing the opportunities to develop in physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships.
Participants will learn basketball skills, drills and participate in game plays. They can then choose to be invovled to compete at various Special Olympics competitions throughout the year.
Thursday Night All-Abilities Basketball
Age Class duration Class time Date Price nine - 12 years
13 - 15 Years
45 minutes Thursday 5:30pm – 6:15pm (Ages 9 - 12)
Thursday 6:15pm – 7:00pm (Ages 13 - 17)
Thursday 6:15pm – 7:00pm (Ages 18+)
28 May – 23 June $10.00 per session, $80.00 per Term
This program is designed for people living with intellectual disabilities in developing basketball skills in a fun, supportive, safe and inclusive environment. These sessions are a great way to further develop confidence, strength, skills and make new friends.
Sessions are coordinated by coaches trained to work with people with disabilities, ensuring a safe and fun environment for all.
The aim of this program is to grow into a competition in the latter half of 2022. If you are interested in the competition, please reach out to us through our contact form.