Youth with disability may Jet through Life

Youth Disability Advocacy Network executive chair Jesse Williams, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and ECU Jets president Trent Barron.
Youth Disability Advocacy Network executive chair Jesse Williams, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and ECU Jets president Trent Barron.

MORE people are set to enjoy the health benefits that come from taking part in sport and recreation following the announcement of State Government funding.

The $20,000 grant will fund the Jet through Life project – a partnership between the Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) and the ECU Jets Amateur Sports Club targeting youths with disability and promoting healthy lifestyles and engagement in sport and active recreation.

The project will be delivered through 10 workshops in Wanneroo, Stirling, Swan, and Belmont, with each workshop expected to have 20 to 30 participants aged 12 to 18 years.

“The intention of the project is to contribute to the development of young people with disability in Western Australia,” YDAN executive chair Jesse Williams said.

“There are enormous social, health and community benefits to being involved in sport and active recreational pursuits.”

The project is one of 17 around WA to share in $235,500 from the Targeted Participation Program, which aims to engage people from various backgrounds who are statistically less likely to participate in sport and recreation activities.

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