Hillarys Boat Harbour hosts Joondalup Welcome Day for better diversity in sports clubs


Joondalup Lakers hockey players Olivia Williams (11), Joshua Finlayson (9), Emmitt Bartuccio (19) and Brady Fulcher (6). Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d452428
Joondalup Lakers hockey players Olivia Williams (11), Joshua Finlayson (9), Emmitt Bartuccio (19) and Brady Fulcher (6). Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d452428

As part of the Community Connect Sport and Recreation Program, Inclusion WA and the City of Joondalup will host the second Joondalup Welcome Day on Sunday, May 1.

“Most community clubs genuinely want to include people from all walks of life and ability levels,” Inclusion WA project officer Kristee Jolly said.

“This project sees clubs being assisted by the City of Joondalup and Inclusion WA, enabling local residents to build relationships with clubs in the Joondalup area.”

Held at Hillarys Boat Harbour from 10am to 1pm, the event will enable community members to meet local clubs, while also allowing the groups to promote their services.

“This program has the potential to positively benefit the mental and physical health of participants, as well as boost their confidence,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

“It will ensure participating clubs gain skills and capacity to be inclusive of all people and increase membership and volunteerism, while giving people of all abilities the opportunity to gain a greater sense of belonging and connectedness to their community.”

For more details or to take part in the program, contact Kristee Jollyon on 9201 8900 or Kristee.Jolly@inclusionwa.org.au.