It has been a busy week for the Active Deaf Kids Program as Multi Sports Day clinics were held both in Adelaide and Wodonga.
The Adelaide event on Thursday 5th March saw over 80 deaf and hard of hearing students from 7 different schools travel to Adelaide High School to participate in AFL, Soccer and Touch Football Clinics. The Adelaide High School will also be the venue for the upcoming 2016 Australian Deaf Games for Cricket and Rugby matches. The venue will also be the central meeting point which will be the Games Hub throughout the event.
"It was a fantastic opportunity to see many students who have participated in previous ADK Clinics as well as meet newcomers" says Irena Farinacci, ADK Program Coordinator.
We warmly thank SANFL, Football Federation of SA and Touch Football SA for providing the clinics on the day. We also thank staff from Adelaide High School particularly Liz Horrocks and Julia Von Thomann for giving DSA the opportunity to run the ADK Clinics at their beautiful facilities.
A couple of days later on the 7th and 8th March, both DeafACT and Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria travelled to Wodonga, a Victorian town along the Murray River next to Albury for the Vicdeaf Gaslight Festival where several ADK Multi Sports Clinics were held during the festivities.
The Festival was attended by 400 people including over 50 kids who participated in sporting activities such as Touch Football. Both DeafACT and DSRV also had stalls promoting their organisation as well as the ADK program.
We warmly thank Chloe Nash (DeafACT) and James Hale (DSRV) for their wonderful work in running the ADK Clinics. No doubt they were run off their feet by the excited kids all weekend!