Today MP Andrew Wallace announced a Morrison Govt grant of $243,000 for Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Inc. in Sippy Downs with Ted O’Brien MP – Federal Member for Fairfax and local Paralympic legends Bridie Kean, Chris Bond AOM and Ryan Scott AOM. This funding will support the development of a weekly wheelchair Rugby program here on the Sunshine Coast.
“As an organisation we’re committed to increasing inclusive sporting opportunities for people with a disability in our region. We’ve had previous success in doing so through Wheelchair Basketball. The opportunity to expand to Wheelchair Rugby enables even greater participation options for people with all levels of ability in our region.” – Bridie Kean
“It’s been a really isolating time for so many people during this pandemic. This grant is going to open up avenues to play sport for people on the Sunshine Coast who have otherwise had no options at all to play sport. We are excited to be able to return to sport as it becomes safe to do so and offer avenues for people of all abilities to reap the social and physical benefits participating in team sport has.” – Bridie Kean
“It’s awesome for Wheelchair Rugby and the people of the Sunshine Coast to have the opportunity to play a team sport and be involved in it for the first time” – Ryan Scott