Special Olympics Victoria hosted the summer State Games on the weekend of April 4 & 5.
A small but highly excited & motivated contingent of athletes represented our Gippsland region, and although the number of athletes was small the result was a great effort by all of our athletes.
Nick Karlis Bronze 800m 4th 400m and Gold 200m
Brian Mussared Silver 200m
Kerryn and Amee Leigh Gibson won Gold (As a joint Gippsland & Melbourne Southern Region team)
Thomas Harris Bronze in (M1) male top division 100m and Silver 4x100m relay (Joint Gippsland & Melbourne Southern team)
Gippsland continues to grow as Special Olympics region and the dedication and hard work of the athletes shows in the results.
The seasons are progressing and we now move into the winter sports. Gippsland has a large number of basketballers and is also growing the tenpin bowling team.
Gippsland will be hosting a Regional games in Latrobe City in June for both Tenpin Bowling and Basketball. These games will see approx 200 competitors from around the state travel to our region for the last chance to qualify and impress state selectors prior to the State Winter games in July.
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Special Olympics Gippsland is committed to providing opportunities for people with intellecutal disabilities in sport. Our regional committee is currently searching for motivated individuals to volunteer a few hours a month to assist. We have a number of roles needing to be filled on the committee. If you are interested please contact Regional Chair, Phil Knowles on 0412 278 076, or contact Dan Poynton at GippSport 0428 358 336