Getting disabled surfing



IN a move that looks likely to raise the profile of the already popular sport, Surfing Australia is introducing a program aimed at getting disabled people out in the water and on the boards.

Federal Minister for Sport Rod Kemp was on hand yesterday to launch the Inclusion Action Plan at the National Inclusion Forum at the Casuarina Beach Resort.

"We'll certainly be looking at pathways as to how the sport of surfing can be more accessible to the disabled community so that disabled people have the opportunity to take part in surf sports," said Senator Kemp.

"It's very good for surfing and it's very good for the disabled community."

Surfing Australia's Marcel Cole said that the Inclusion Action Plan is designed to benefit everyone in the community.

"It's about making surfing more accessible by creating pathways and breaking down barriers," he said.



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