A playground allowing children of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors and be active is receiving support from the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia.
Boundless Canberra will be the state’s first playground, where all children including those with disabilities will be able to participate on an even playing field, much like the sport of target shooting.
“The SSAA has always prided itself as being a socially inclusive recreational sports shooting organisation,” said SSAA Media Officer Rachael Andrews.
“Men, women and juniors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and when they do, they compete on an even playing field in a social and fun competition.
“The SSAA wholeheartedly supports Boundless Canberra in its initiative to provide a recreational outlet for children of all abilities, a mindset which is consistent with the Association’s philosophy of giving everyone a fair go.”
Boundless Board Member Natalie Howson said the playground, which will be opening later this year, would not be possible without the support of donors such as the SSAA.
“The ethos of the SSAA is very similar, as it encourages and caters for participation of the young, old, able-bodied and disabled,” said Natalie.
“We hope that by having a place in Canberra where all children can challenge themselves physically, we might play a small part in inspiring a child to participate in sport.”
Visit www.boundlesscanberra.org.au for more information on the Boundless Canberra initiative.