We're proud to announce the launch of Score!, an online resource for young Victorians with disability to find sport and recreational activities that is supported through our multi-year partnership with Disability Sport and Recreation.
People with a disability face higher rates of physical inactivity and social isolation compared to people without a disability, leading to higher risks of health-related issues. In many cases this is the result of a lack of access to suitable programs and facilities.
Of the one million Victorians with disability, three out of four are not participating in sport or recreation. Score! is an online platform that aims to connect these people with accessible and inclusive sport and recreation programs. The website already has more than 350 sport and recreational activities to search and try, and is expected to have up to 2,000 activities in its first 12 months.
Not only does Score! give young Victorians with disability the means to connect with their peers online and through physical activity, but it gives them a say in how programs are delivered. They can comment on and rate programs and venues, giving providers valuable insight into whether they are meeting the needs of their community through "Top Score".
The Score! website was officially launched today with a free footy clinic for kids with disability, hosted by players from nib sponsorship partner, the Geelong Cats AFL Club.
Learn more about our partnership with Disability Sport and Recreation here.