SIW LogoOver the next few weeks there are a number of events taking place across Gippsland. From 19-29 November there will be a celebration for Social Inclusion Week, followed by International Day People with Disability on Thursday 3rd December. GippSport is involved in some events taking place right across the region including:


Date- Wednesday 25 November
Where- Moe & District Netball Association, Saviges Rd, Moe
Time- 1:00pm arrival for a 1:30pm start.  Afternoon tea provided from 2:30 – 3:00pm

Date- Thursday 26 November
Where- Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, 116 Cobains Road, Sale
Time- 10:30am arrival for a 11:00am Start. Lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Date- Friday 27 November
Where- Bairnsdale Netball Association, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale
Group 1: 10:30 Arrival for a 11:00am Start
Lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Group 2: 1:00pm- 2:00pm

Inspired by the Lakes Event

In partnership with Rural Access Wellington Shire, a local inclusive event showcasing a range of sport and recreational opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in. This year’s event will be held on Monday November 30 from 5-7pm, starting between Lake Guthridge and Lake Guyatt in Sale. The event is free with tea provided, so bring along your family and friends for a great evening.

Yarram Community Event

A family-friendly community event to be held at the park next to the bowling club. A range of sporting activities including boccia and cricket will be available to try on the night, with food also available. The event will start at 4pm until 6pm on Friday November 26.

SCAA Come & Try Day – Leongatha

The South Coast Access Alliance again in 2015 will provide a multi sport come & try day. This years event will be at SPLASH Leongatha on Wednesday November 25. Participants can try a range of sports including:

  • Netball
  • Bowls
  • Boccia
  • Karate
  • Mini Golf

For those people that are not too sporty. There will be a range of arts & crafts as well.

Warragul Multi Sport Day

This event will be by invite only. GippSport is partnering with Football Federation Victoria, Gymnastics Victoria, Netball Victoria, AFL Gippsland, Bowls Victoria & Basketball Victoria to deliver a come & try day to people with disability in the Warragul area. Further to this, a disability inclusion workshop & forum will be provided to Warragul sporting clubs.

Sailability Newhaven Yacht Squadron

As part of our two year project to establish a sailability program in the SOuth Gippsland/Bass Coast region, we are partnering with Newhaven Yacht Squadron to host a sailability day on Thursday Nov 26 for selected Disability Service Providers from the local region.  Please contact Dan at GippSport for more information.  Numbers are strictly limited.

All Abilities Basketball Come & Try – Latrobe Energy

GippSport is excited to offer this new basketball come & try session in partnership with Latrobe Energy & Special Olympics Victoria.

Where: Traralgon Basketball Stadium
When: Sunday Nov 29
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pmContact: Dan at GippSport for more information.

Wellington Hockey Club

Wellington Hockey Club will be hosting an event for International Day of People with Disability on December 3rd. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. Wellington Hockey Club would like to invite you all to their Club for a fun-filled day of Hockey in celebration. To celebrate the day, the Club will run a skills session, provide a BBQ lunch followed by games. The day will look like this:

  • 11 am – 11:45 am: Skills and drills session
  • 11:45 am – 12:30 pm: BBQ lunch for all
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Games

On the day people would be encouraged to bring their own drink bottle. BBQ lunch will be free and the canteen will be open if anybody would like to purchase water and cans of soft drink at $2 each. Local schools, organisations and services supporting PWD will also be invited to participate on the day.

Location: Lion Park (McLachlan Street Sale)