The annual All Abilities Clinic was held on a sunny afternoon on Wednesday 14 April, hosted by Geelong Cats at Kardinia Park Stadium with over 40 participants joining in on the action.
Geelong have been holding this event for eight years, and after the Covid19 Pandemic claimed events last year, it was incredible to see everyone out enjoying footy.
Participants from community organisations came from Leisure Networks, Gateways Support Services, and Barwon Child Youth and Family. The event has always provided a safe space for anyone to kick the footy and be a part of a welcoming, inclusive environment.
Kardinia Park Stadium Trust feels proud to collaborate with the organisations that have brought this event together – Leisure Networks, Gateways, and the Geelong Cats. These organisations share certain values and from that a commitment to the Geelong community, to give everyone access to great experiences and genuine connections here at Kardinia Park.
During the Pandemic one thing became clear – how much we all missed the feeling of connection and being together, having the ability to go along to a footy game or being able to participate in sporting activities.
Children enjoyed time participating in various football stations and were joined by Cats players Georgia Rankin, Jordan Clarke, Shannon Neil, Nina Morrison, Nathan Kreuger and Sam De Koning. The Geelong Cats museum was opened for guests to wonder through along with families having the ability to use The Sensory Zone throughout the experience.
Afterwards, families were welcomed to the Deakin Cats Community Centre for fruit water and a free goodie bag.