Valour are proud to offer a wholistic approach to business as we support our local communities and work to develop connections which also provide staff with invaluable experiences.
Recently we have developed a connection with Disability Sports Australia, encouraging our Valour staff to attend and assist at their Variety Activate Inclusion Sports Days (AISD). Disability Sports Australia (DSA) is one of 9 national sporting organisations for people with a disability.
AISD was started in 2016 by Sport NSW, and are a one-day program designed to promote the pathways for inclusive sport and recreation programs in local community areas. The program’s aim is to inspire school students (aged 5-18) with physical, intellectual or sensory disabilities as well as learning difficulties, to participate in community sport and active recreation on a regular basis.
The AISD days empower students, teaching them the health benefits of physical activity, encouraging social well-being and friendships, strengthening balance, coordination and mobility skills and the benefits of working as a team.
As a sportswear supplier, Valour continually looks to encourage students to develop a desire for sport; understanding the health and emotional benefits that come from being active. As such, we feel the AISD days are a great way to encourage sport for all and were keen to support them. By helping deliver an amazing experience to young people with a disability, interacting with them as they try out a variety of different sports, our staff describe the pride as they watch the children’s enjoyment at trying new and interesting sporting activities.
Sharon Godfrey, Executive Assistant for Valour describes the day as “Invaluable. It gave me the opportunity to make real connections with participants and other volunteers. I left feeling as though I had made a positive impact on a child’s life that day.”
For more information on Activate Inclusion Sports Days (AISD) and how you can make a difference, visit: https://www.activateinclusion.com.au/