Sunday 12th of May marked the first year that we took over Ballymore Stadium for our free community event ‘What Ability Day Brisbane’. The event hosted over 100 people, celebrating all abilities and having fun on the field with their favourite local athletes like Tom Lynagh, Max Craig, Max Bryant, Dee Heslop and Nat Sligar!

Thanks to the support of our Major Partners, AAMI, Harvey Norman, Optus, Shaw and Partners and Tyrepower, and friends at Virgin Australia the day was a roaring success!

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So, what were the top three highlights of event day?

Game Day: Utilising the Power of Sport

Athletes and Participants, name a more iconic duo! 

We believe sport has the power to change the world. Sport unites, celebrates and champions. 

At What Ability Days, participants get to meet their sporting heroes, some of whom are their disability support workers! From the likes of Max Bryant, Tom Lynagh, Max Craig, Dee Heslop and Nat Sligar, attendees had the best time playing games with their favourite athletes. 

Athletes are some of the most influential figures in our community. They have the power to break down existing barriers and stigmas in the disability sector. Part of breaking down stigmas means increasing visibility in a positive light. People living with a disability are key members of our community, and what better way to showcase this than taking over a stadium for a disability inclusive event that celebrates all abilities!

Ballymore Buzz: The Perfect Event Day Backdrop

The event was hosted at the newly redeveloped Ballymore Stadium, providing an awesome event day backdrop for Mother’s Day. 

Taking over the stadium was an unforgettable experience for all attendees. A huge, accessible space which participants and families made their own personal playground. A money can’t buy experience which allowed attendees to truly take in the massive scale of the stadium and play games where many historical sporting moments have occurred.

This once in a lifetime feature of What Ability Days is something we aspire to continue and increase visibility of, as we build an inclusive world. 

It Takes a Village

Building an inclusive world is a team effort. The What Ability Days would not be what they are without our friends at Virgin Australia and support of Major Partners AAMI, Harvey Norman, Optus, Shaw and Partners and Tyrepower.

Inviting local clubs to activate at What Ability Days, enhances the experience even more for our Brisbane community, as they interact with their favourite sporting teams! 

From planning to executing the day, we are working together to make sure we are LOUD, we are HEARD and we are making a collective difference. Together, we are leading the charge to build a future that is disability inclusive for all abilities. 

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