Inclusivity

Inclusivity is an important component within the Sutherland Shire community and at Sharks Have Heart we look to provide equal opportunities to create a unified community.   

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Skillz4me

Segment aired on Fox League's program League Life on 18th July

Mega Jaws

Focus: Inclusive rugby league skills program.


Audience:
 People of all ages with a disability, who have an interest in Rugby League.

Delivery: Creating a safe and enjoyable environment for which young people with a disability can enjoy learning new skills. Delivered at the Southern Cross Group Stadium, participants take part in fun, rugby league themed activities.


Outcomes: The Mega Jaws clinic is delivered to over 100 young people with disability each year, providing an inclusive program for which everyone feels welcomed and learns new skills.

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Skillz4Me

https://www.sharks.com.au/sharks-have-heart/skillz-4-me/

Focus: Building confidence, improving social skills, coordination, balance, stimulating neural pathways, communication and eye tracking.


Audience: Children on the Autism Spectrum or with additional needs.


Delivery: Skillz4Me is a FREE activity & therapy program for children of all abilities. The program combines occupational therapists, social workers, early childhood teachers, support workers and coaches all in the one environment to assist families. 


Outcomes: Having 108 children attend in 2018, though weekly sessions to improve social interaction and confidence of the children, while progressing their sporting skills on an individual level.  


Results: - 71% of participants recorded an improvement in sports skills
- 56% of participants  recorded an improvement in social skills 

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Shark Buddies

Focus: Reduce social isolation and provide a friendship between volunteer and client.


Audience: Adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism.

Delivery: Partnering with Gig Buddies, adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism are matched  with a volunteer who shares similar interests. From here the 'Gig Buddies' will attend social events with each other.

Outcomes: Helps build confidence within the community and increases social inclusion and social interaction to over 150 clients. 

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