YMCA opens its doors to children living with a disability

TASTE TEST: Li-Ve project manager Anna Holliday (left) and Chantelle Hodgetts (right) with Sam, Sienna and Thomas at the YMCA on Saturday.
TASTE TEST: Li-Ve project manager Anna Holliday (left) and Chantelle Hodgetts (right) with Sam, Sienna and Thomas at the YMCA on Saturday.

It was more a case of try-MCA at Kings Meadows on Saturday as the YMCA hosted a free taster day for children living with a disability.

Everything from badminton to basketball was on offer throughout the afternoon, with a steady stream of families making their way through the facility for the event. 

The inaugural come-and-try day was a collaboration between the YMCA and Li-Ve disability services.

It was organised on the back of a community grant from City of Launceston.

Li-Ve project manager Anna Holliday said it was the first in a series of similar events planned for the coming months.

“The Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury Services Inc. have listened to the people we support, and they have told us that young people with a brain injury are not having very positive experiences in mainstream recreation,” she said.