Our first What Ability Day of 2023 happened at AAMI Park and what a day it was!

The day brought the Melbourne community together for a day filled with athletes, activities, fun, smiles and of course, happiness. 

What Ability has been active in Melbourne since October 2022, and this was a great chance to see how much we have grown since then.

Over 200 participants and 50 athletes, including Collingwood Magpies’ Kelsey Browne, Collingwood FC’s Brayden Maynard and Essendon FC’s Maddy Prespakis, came down for the day.

Participants had the best time kicking the ball around, throwing the frisbee, kicking at the dartboard and relaxing on the field alongside athletes from the top sporting codes.

Belinda Woolford, What Ability CEO said “Days like this reminds me why putting happiness first for people living with a disability is so important!”

“Seeing everyone having fun and enjoying themselves was such a joy, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our Major Partners, volunteers and our What Ability athletes.”

“Your commitment to inclusion and support for those with disabilities is truly inspiring, and we hope to continue to work together to make our community a more inclusive place.”

The event was even featured by the Weekend Today with Clint Stanaway and Belinda Russell and we are very thankful to be able to share our work in helping to build a more inclusive Australia.

Thank you to everyone involved in the day, including AAMI Park, our athletes, volunteers and support workers. A huge shout out to our Major Partners AAMI, Harvey Norman, Optus, Shaw and Partners & Tyrepower for helping us create an unforgettable day for people living with a disability! 

Also big thanks to Soda Stream, My Muscle Chef, O’Briens and Imperial First Aid for keeping us refreshed and safe on the day!

Check out the full photo album here.