Special Olympics - Multi-Sport Gala Day

Special Olympics Greater Canberra Club (SOGCC) strives to create a better ACT region by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people especially, those with an intellectual disability.

The 2016 Multi-Sports Gala day on Saturday 10th September aims to provide all Canberrans with the opportunity to come together and enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a community.

Coaches from a large number of local sporting agencies have graciously volunteered their time to facilitate the sporting activities for this event. All coaches have current coaching qualifications; relevant experience and working with vulnerable people accreditations.

In addition, attendees can also talk to and learn from current SOGCC athletes and coaches. Registration and general information for each sport will be available, if participants wish to pursue a future in a particular sport.  

A small registration fee will be associated with participating in this Gala day. All proceeds will go towards the SOGCC and its athletes.  

This event is open to people of all of ability levels. People with an intellectual and or physical disability are highly encouraged to attend. School aged participants must be accompanied by an adult. Softball ACT will be running a canteen for this event.
Please indicate your intent to attend by sending an email to either: Jake Naylor: jake.naylor@ed.act.edu.au or Natasha Greagg: tanashamc@yahoo.com.au 

Participating sporting organisations

Activity 1: Softball ACT: Jon Wells, General Manager
Activity 2: Touch Football ACT: Tom Mulquiney, Sports Development Coordinator
Activity 3: Capital Football: Merryn Brown, Community Participation Manager
Activity 4: Jack Newton Junior Golf: Sue Harrison, Territory Manager
Activity 5: ACT Cricket: Kris Britt, Development Manager
Activity 6: Hockey ACT: Jesse Beeson, Game Development & Participation Coordinator
Activity 7: Netball ACT: Samantha Ricardo, Game Development Co-ordinator, Victoria Schmahl & Jaimie Horrobin Development Officers, Sepi Hawke OneNetball Ambassador
Activity 8: Squash ACT: Dr Marshall Clark, Development Officer 

Gala day schedule:

9am: Arrival of sporting organisations, commence setting up activity stations 
9.30am: Participant arrivals/registrations 
10am: Welcome/announcements made by SOGCC officials
10.15: Sporting activities commence (1st session)
12.00: Lunch. A canteen will be operated by Softball ACT on the day. Please note: Lunch is NOT included as a part of a participant’s registration. 
12.30: Sporting activities commence (2nd session). 
2.30: Completion of sporting activities. Official announcements presentations made by SOGCC officials.