Auslan Auskick 2018 – Making Footy Fun & Accessible


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    South Melbourne District Sports Club, with the support of Deaf Children Australia (DCA), are offering Auslan Auskick again in 2018!

    This program is the first of its kind to make footy more fun and accessible for children who are deaf and hard of hearing by offering the regular Auskick program delivered in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) on Saturday mornings. Supported by interpreters working with the coaches, players have full access to information in Auslan, enabling them to be their very best on the footy field. There is a fee to join the Auslan Auskick program, but interpreting can be covered by your NDIS plan or DCA can help. It’s a great way to make new friends and improve your sporting ability! View the flyer here.

    Last year, Auskicker Olli joined us and had a blast in his first season. His parents, Penny and Scott, said to DCA General Manager, Development & Fundraising Noel Henderson, who spearheaded the Auslan Auskick program: “Thank you again for everything you have done for Olli this year. As I’m sure you would understand it’s really hard to find someone who cares and advocates for kids like Olli as strongly as you do. We want you to know that nothing we say can ever express how much we appreciate all of your effort.”

    To get in touch about Auslan Auskick:

    Deaf Children Australia
    Noel Henderson
    Phone: 03 9539 5362


    South Melbourne District Sports Club
    David Raftis  – Auskick Co-ordinator
    Mobile: 0473 425 163
    When: Saturday mornings from 21 April
    9am – 10.30am
    Where: Oval 11, Albert Park
    (opposite Fraser Street entrance)
    Ages: 5 -12 yrs

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