While junior sports programs such as Auskick have proven a hit with kids eagre to get a taste of sport, a dedicated group of Ballarat parents is working hard to make sure nobody misses out.
Access All Abilities Sports Ballarat branch was formed in 2016 after Kellie Tait found her autistic on struggled to keep up with the pace of a mainstream Auskick program.
The program has since partnered with Ballarat Grammar School and on Sunday kids from around Ballarat got to test their skills in a Auskick program run by Western Bulldogs representatives.
“We simplified everything for them so it’s a bit easier to understand and you can see by their faces they absolutely love it,” Ms Tait said.
“It’s a good chance for the parents to sit back and enjoy watching their kids participate in something they otherwise wouldn’t.”
The program which currently has 36 participants gives kids a chance to get a taste of a number of different sports including soccer, netball, cricket as well as Australian Rules.