Reds Reach aims to make volleyball more accessible to enable a wider range of participants to engage in volleyball, and offer new opportunities to better support our current members.
Reds Reach will focus on three key areas: Adaptive Volleyball participation, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) participation, and mental health support for members in the Reds community.
Reds will expand the All Abilities Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball programs in 2021 to provide new opportunities for people living with a disability to participate in volleyball. Reds Reach Director Dani Francis is excited to be involved with Reds this year and spoke on the success of the inaugural All Abilities and Sitting Volleyball programs last year.
“It was inspiring to see so many happy faces on a volleyball court, having fun and participating in our sport for the first time. I can’t wait to lead the program again this year and do it all again,” Francis said.
Reds Reach will also focus on increasing participation in Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and offer new sessions targeted at providing fun, volleyball opportunities for participants. Reds members will have the opportunity to access mental health education sessions and welfare support as part of the program that is targeted on building a healthier and more supportive environment at Reds.
Reds Volleyball Association President Anthony Meo highlighted the vision of the Reds Reach program.
“Reds is hoping to make a meaningful difference through Reds Reach to increase volleyball participation and introduce the game to new communities. We hope to create a stronger and more connected community at Reds and we look forward to our members embracing and supporting this new initiative,” Meo said.
Reds Reach programs will be fully subsidised or run at low cost for participants to engage in volleyball. If you are involved with an organisation that is interested in supporting the works of Reds Reach or if you would be interested in having the program benefit members of your community, please contact email@example.com for more information.