Summer 2018 – Roadshow

During the past few months the WS NSW Roadshow Program has been busy travelling through NSW visiting over 119 Schools and Community Groups whilst presenting to 13,200 students/attendees.  We have visited 5 separate regions during our Regional Roadshow Trips, and have felt so welcomed in each of these communities.

Some of the Regional Schools that we have had the pleasure of visiting are:

Ulladulla High                                                                Karabar High

St Bede’s Primary                                                          Jindabyne Central

Queanbeyan South Public                                           Berrigan Public

Central Tilba Public                                                       Junee Public

Bredbo Public                                                Mackillop College, Port Macquarie

Michelago Public                                                           William Bayldon, Sawtell

Queanbeyan East Public                                              Grafton High

Bomaderry High                                                            Bonalbo Central

Weethalle Public                                                           Cape Byron Steiner

Ashmont Public                                                             Kyogle High

Mount Austin High                                                       Emmanuel Anglican College

Tweed Heads Public                                              Summerland Christian College

Our Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow Regional Trips are usually a week-long visit, but due to the overwhelming response in the South Coast Region and Northern Region, both of these trips were extended over two weeks.

Our Sydney School bookings have been extremely busy with the Roadshow Schedule only having a few days left available for the remainder of the school year.  With many of the schools rebooking each year, 2019 is shaping up to be another busy year for the WS NSW Roadshow.

Another exciting outcome for the Roadshow was a recent visit to the WS NSW office from Roads Minister Pavey MP, The Minister for Planning and the Minister for Housing Anthony Roberts MP and Mark Coure (Member for Oatley) to deliver a cheque for $50,000. As mentioned earlier in this Pushers Post, these funds will be used to complete a new set of wheelchairs to be used in the Roadshow vans.

I would like to thank all of my Roadshow Presenters for their dedication and hard work over the past year.  Brendon Talbott, Rick Engles, Catherine Nelson, Kaitlyn Brown and Paul Ashley, Thank you!

The Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow is looking for new staff to join our team of Presenters. If you are interested in wheelchair basketball, comfortable speaking to people, have flexible working days and enjoy working with a great team, the Roadshow Program would be an ideal fit for you!

If you are interested in finding out some further information on what the position entails, please contact – Mel Jones, Roadshow Manager on 9809 5260 or email reception@wsnsw.org.au            

If you or anyone you know attends school, perhaps you can assist Wheelchair Sports NSW by promoting the Roadshow Program to the school Principal or PDHPE Teacher. It is a unique and educational road safety / wheelchair basketball program for Primary and High School students.

Our Program is supported by Transport for NSW and also covers topics covered in PASS classes and PDHPE classes for high school students.

Melissa Jones Roadshow Manager

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