16 October 2014
WE'RE IN THE NEWS
Thanks to our official Media Partner News Corp Australia for a brilliant feature in the Herald Sun on how Australian school students are supporting the National Games.
Athletes Sarah and Timothy Chaplin joined Caulfield Grammar School students Bailey Moon and Charlie Douvitsas to reflect on how sport can promote acceptance and overcome difference.
'They might have a disability but it doesn’t stop them. Their fight and determination to have a go, despite the outcome, is inspiring,' said Bailey.
'The Games are something new and different and we believe not enough people know about it. We want people to get behind them and support them so that we can spread the word.'
Read the full Herald Sun article here.
In other news, athletes Katrina Hughes and Adrian Salvatore and Head Coach for Athletics, Suzi Strasser, had a chat about training for the upcoming Games on 3CR Radio. Have a listen here
To keep up to date with National Games news, visit our media archive.
Image: Special Olympics Australia athletes Sarah and Tim Chaplin (not pictured) and Caulfield Grammar School students Bailey Moon and Charlie Douvitsas featured in the Herald Sun recently to promote the Games and celebrate inclusion.
We’re very excited to announce National Games ambassador, Carrie Bickmore, will be our official MC for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
If you are in Melbourne on 19 October 2014 head down to Federation Square to see the Torch Run and hopefully you can also join us at the National Games Opening Ceremony the next day.
Hawthorn Football player, Isaac Smith, with Special Olympics athletes Skye Cameron, Sarah Chaplin and Tim Chaplin and SEDA students Josie Gonzalez, Laura Breen and Jessie Hare.