Modified sports keeping NSW seniors active
A new low-impact sporting initiative is encouraging New South Wales seniors to stay active and connected in their communities.
The Modified Sports Program will give seniors the opportunity to participate in lower impact versions of football, netball and gymnastics.
The $100,000 government funded lower impact sports will be tailored for different ability levels.
Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said sport was one of the greatest connectors of people and communities in NSW, and age should be no barrier.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said seniors would benefit from the inclusive and healthy nature of sport.
“Sport is a vital part of the social and economic fabric of NSW and it helps keep our older community members fit, healthy and engaged,” Mr Ayres said.
To find out more about low-impact sports for seniors in New South Wales, contact the following sporting associations:
- MyFootballClub: http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/
- Netball NSW: http://nsw.netball.com.au/walking-netball/
- Gymnastics NSW: http://www.gymnsw.org.au/olderadults
28 August 2017.