Football St George (“FSG”) is proud to announce a partnership with Special Olympics Australia, with FSG joining the Special Olympics Australia Affiliate Program.

Special Olympics Australia is part of a global sporting community for people with an intellectual disability and/or autism. Special Olympics began in Australia in 1976, and there are now over 7,000 participants engaging in 18 sports under the Special Olympics Australia banner.

The Special Olympics Australia Affiliate Program has been developed to support and acknowledge programs that strive to offer an inclusive environment for athletes with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The program aims to build strong and long-term relationships between Special Olympics Australia and the sporting community by offering regular participation, competition pathways, training and skill-development for both athletes and coaches.

Football St George Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown said;

“We are proud to join the Special Olympics Australia Affiliate Program.

“The program will provide our Football4All players opportunities to play in state, national, and international competitions, and the Special Olympics global and national brand will assist FSG promote our programs and reach new players.

We are also impressed by the online education and training resources provided through Special Olympics Australia’s Inclusive Sport Academy made available to our coaches and administrators through the Special Olympics Australia Affiliate Program.

The partnership with Special Olympics Australia demonstrates FSG’s commitment to inclusive football, and is aligned to our Strategic Goals to deliver inclusive Football4All programs that provide pathways to National teams.”

Special Olympics National Sports Administrator & NSW State Coordinator Ethan Rogers said;

“Special Olympics Australia endeavours to partner with community sports clubs to offer further sporting opportunities to participants with an intellectual disability and autism.

Football St George offer an amazing program to participants with a disability, and we look forward to providing pathways for their athletes and coaches in football.”

 

All enquiries relating to the Football St George and Special Olympics Australia Partnership can be directed to Football St George via email promotions@footballstgeorge.com.au