Ringwood Triathlon Club is leading the way in encouraging children with a disability to give triathlon a go.
The Ringwood based club is kicking off their first TRYstars program later this month, specifically designed for primary school aged children with a physical disability.
This will be the first time the triathlon club has run a program aimed at children with a physical disability, picking up where the Eastern Health-run program left off in 2016.
Program Coordinator Tim Brewster said the TRYstars program is a great way for the club to give back to the local community.
“I think it’s a way of giving back. I think that’s important...in any sporting club you want to exist beyond just serving your own members… and I think people are really excited to be able to give something back to the sport,” he said.
Tim got involved in the program last year as a volunteer, alongside with fellow Ringwood TC members after hearing about the program through Eastern Health. Through volunteering on race-day, they discovered the rewarding nature of the program and encouraged their club to pick it up.
The program officially runs from January 31st to March 7th, on Wednesdays 5-6pm at Aquanation (Cnr Reilly St and Greenwood Ave), Ringwood.
The program will commence with a trial session on November 22nd, 5-6pm at Aquanation, Ringwood. The introductory session aims to introduce the program and get the participants active and having fun.
You can find more information on the program and register here.