Sunnyfield and Central Coast Mariners Sports Challenge

Sunnyfield’s Annual Sports day was held on Saturday November 8th at San Remo’s Camp Breakaway. The Sports day is designed to provide people with disability the opportunity to engage in a range of sports. This year also included the special appearance of the Central Coast Mariners who took Sunnyfield participants through a number of soccer drills and skills including a soccer match on a giant inflatable soccer pitch.

Activities were designed to be inclusive of all levels of ability and to build participants’ social skills and self-esteem. There was over 32 Sunnyfield clients and 25 volunteers who attended including Central Coast Mariners CEO Bruce Stalder, past players and staff.

Sunnyfield programs are built around a person centred approach and supporting clients to build independence, develop new interests and engage in decision making in all aspects of life. Sport is a powerful social and developmental tool and promotes the importance of a holistic lifestyle while facilitating true inclusion.

“The Sports day is one of the social highlights of the year and Sunnyfield was particularly excited this year to be joined by the Central Coast Mariners. It is a great community initiative and helps Sunnyfield spread the important message of independence and maintaining health and fitness for those with disability. We have some huge soccer fans so the opportunity to meet Mariners representatives was a wonderful experience for clients.” Sunnyfield CEO Caroline Cuddihy.

“The Mariners are excited to be working with Sunnyfield disAbility Services, an organisation with a great focus on inclusion. Though we work in different fields, our organisations share many values, particularly a passion for the community and the intent to enrich the lives of a wide variety of people. As a Club celebrating its tenth anniversary, we are proud and very enthusiastic about working with great community organisations like Sunnyfield.” Central Coast Mariners CEO Bruce Stalder.