Sunshine Leisure Centre has announced a new partnership with Reclink Australia aimed at improving access to Brimbank’s leisure centres for the community.
Leisure centre staff are being trained in how to better understand and identify barriers residents face in accessing physical activity. They are also being given the skills to improve access with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups across Brimbank.
Reclink Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers sports and arts programs to disadvantaged Australians.
They aim to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities and provide activities that are affordable and accessible. The ultimate aim being positive health outcomes for participants.
Under the program, registered participants who face financial hardship receive complimentary access to the swimming pool and/or gym on a casual basis
Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic said Council was pleased with the partnership.
“This is a tremendous initiative that has the best interests of the community at heart.
“It will empower those marginalised groups in Brimbank to achieve the kinds of outcomes that would have otherwise been denied to them.
“I’m delighted to say this program is already proving a success with over 45 hours of community access in the first week alone.”
between 10am and 2pm on weekdays.
To register your interest, please speak to the Sunshine Leisure Centre customer service staff on your next visit.
Sunshine Leisure Centre
5 Kennedy Street, Sunshine, VIC 3020
Phone: 9249 4615