Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    All welcome at Count Me In football

    7/08/2015 6:00 AM
    • WAFL games to promote Count Me In vision
    • State Government supports more welcoming community events
    • People with disability gain better access and inclusion to sport 

    The West Australian Football League (WAFL) welcomes fans of all abilities at the second annual Count Me In Round, to be celebrated at WAFL Round 20 games tomorrow (August 8).


    The West Australian Football Commission and the Disability Services Commission have joined forces with WAFL clubs to promote participation in community sporting events.


    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said the Count Me In Round would celebrate the State Government's Count Me In vision - that we all live in welcoming communities that facilitate citizenship, friendship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone.


    "All West Australians, including people with disability, should have the opportunity to enjoy community sport and recreation activities like going to the footy with friends and family," Mrs Morton said.


    Free entry will be provided to people with disability and to their friends and family when they present a Companion Card.


    Count Me In will be promoted by home team clubs at the four league games in Round 20: East Perth vs Claremont, Swan Districts vs Subiaco, East Fremantle vs West Perth and South Fremantle vs Peel Thunder.  Each host club will hold family activities, including giveaways and entertainment, to promote Count Me In.


    Some clubs and the WA Amateur Football League's integrated football league are also holding football coaching sessions for children with disability.  


    Teams from the integrated football program, for players older than 16 years with an intellectual disability, will also play short games of football at half time at the East Fremantle and Swan Districts hosted Count Me In games on August 8.


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