GippSport has partnered with Special Olympics to assist with the roll out of the ‘Community Sports Link’ program across Specialist Schools in Gippsland. Each term from Term 4 2013, until the end of Term 3 2014, two specialist schools each term will participate in a certain sport to be run by local community sports clubs. The aim of the program for participants to learn necessary skills of each sport, and can either further their participation at their local club or represent Gippsland for Special Olympics.

This school term the Traralgon and Sale Tennis Clubs will be hosting Latrobe and Sale Specialist School students, with Sale starting on Tuesday the 15th of October. VCAL students from Sale Specialist School quickly picked up the necessary skills needed, with coach John teaching them how to correctly hit forehand and backhand shots. John was very impressed with how the student interacted with him and were eager to learn, and looks forward to progressing into serving and rules over the next six weeks.

Latrobe Specialist School will commence their program on Monday 28th of October. After seven weeks of skills at the clubs, both schools will play a round robin competition to conclude the program.