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Pair finalists for Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards | The Standard

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Terang’s Cindy McDougall has always encouraged her kids to give back. So it’s no surprise she and daughter Caytlyn Sharp are finalists for the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards. For the first time, Cindy has been nominated for the official of the year and Caytlyn, the volunteer of the year. Winners will be announced at the virtual ceremony on December 3. Cindy has officiated for the past five years and is a qualified Athletics Victoria official in many disciplines. READ MORE: But she’s long had a passion for helping athletes with a disability. “It probably started about eight years ago at Camperdown Little Aths and Caytlyn was competing and had just got her diagnosis,” she said. “There weren’t a lot of para athletes back then, it wasn’t as well known as it is now. “So we actually made it a bit of a passion for the club to go out and try and get inclusion happening for them.” When she was on the Western Country Region (WCR) committee she pushed for the introduction of a para inclusion officer. “It was really so we could make it focal, visible and get it out there to parents that there were options for their kids,” she said. As Cindy said “it snowballed” from there with the first ever para multi-class region event held in Warrnambool about two years ago. She said a year later Little Athletics Victoria implemented that initiative on a wide-scale. Cindy, who officiates for Athletics South West among her many roles, also plans to officiate at Camperdown Little Athletics this summer. Meanwhile, Caytlyn, normally being recognised for her athletic achievements, has been acknowledged for her commitment to helping others. She’s chuffed to be a finalist. “I’ve haven’t really won any (awards) for volunteering or been nominated so was quite surprised when I was nominated, I was like ‘oh ok’,” she said with smile. “Normally I’m just there for the sportsperson or something like that so I was like ‘that’s cool to go into something different’.” The 18-year-old, an athlete with autism and an intellectual disability, has been helping other youngsters at Terang Athletic Club (TAC) for years. She’s happy to share lessons she’s learnt from her coach Jeremy Dixon. It brings her joy to see young athletes progress. “It makes me happy, to see they’re enjoying it just as much as I am,” she said. Caytlyn volunteers mostly at TAC and helps with officiating at Little Athletics in Camperdown and Warrnambool. She also assists her coach, guiding other athletes through warm-ups. The teenager also volunteers at many events including the WRC track and field championships and cross country, the Terang Gift and Terang Lions Club Noorat-Terang Fun Run. Caytlyn was awarded the Victorian disability sports and recreation junior sportsperson of the year award in 2018. The 2020 ceremony will be a free event with details released

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Yorkshire peer and former MP to head up new committee on sport and recreation

A Yorkshire peer will head up a new committee full of experts looking into the Government’s policies on sport and recreation.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 4:45 pm

Lord Willis of Knaresborough, a former MP for Harrogate, will chair the new committee which will look at whether the growth of multiple public bodies tasked with promoting participation in sport has delivered a healthier and more active nation.

It will also consider how sports bodies can respond to the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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It comes as both professional and grassroots sports try to find ways to operate effectively during the pandemic and some of the biggest sporting institutions propose new governance and competitive structures for their games.

Lord Willis of Knaresborough. Photo: UK Parliament
Lord Willis of Knaresborough. Photo: UK Parliament

The committee includes members with significant experience and expertise in sport including 11 time Olympic Gold medallist Baroness Grey-Thompson, former Sport Minister, British Olympic Association Chairman and Olympic Silver Medallist Lord Moynihan and Baroness Brady, the Vice-Chairman of the Premier League’s West Ham United.

Lib Dem peer Lord Willis, who was MP for Harrogate from 1997 to 2010, said: “I am very pleased to be appointed chair of what I think will be a really important and timely committee.

“Over the past 25 years the landscape for delivering sport and recreation has changed hugely with the creation of organisations like Sport England, UK Sport and UKActive, and the successful hosting of major sporting events across the UK. However, has this delivered a more active and sporting nation?

“Our inquiry will seek to understand whether Government policy on sports and recreation can meet the many expectations that are placed on sport to improve physical and mental health at grassroots level, and deliver international successes for the country at the top end.

“The current pandemic has shone a light on some of the longstanding issues in both professional and amateur sport, and our inquiry will look at how our sporting landscape can respond and rebound stronger from the current crisis.

“We will publish a call for evidence later this year and I hope those with a passion or interest in sport will let us know their thoughts on how we can deliver a better sporting future for our country.”

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The Historical past Of The Air Hockey Sport

It may seem like an apparent question, what is sports activities and physical recreation? It will be significant for senior citizens and those that look after them to seek out recreational actions even at the moment when they may be reluctant to take action. Research indicates that seniors who take part in these kinds of actions have a tendency to stay active once they start.

Today, work and leisure are still strictly separated, but leisure time and recreation are among the most essential aspect of recent life, showing how the historical past of leisure and recreation has altered all through time, and turn into more and more widespread as folks achieve extra freedom from work and toil.

5. Recreation and leisure activities might help alleviate melancholy. Sports and youth activities supply management development for adults and children. I would have to say that my faveorite factor on my list of recreational activities must say a very good old day on the movie theater.

If the Industrial Revolution helped create the history of leisure and recreation, the 20th century helped cement it. Staff demanded shorter working hours, paid holidays and holidays, and weekends off, resulting in even more leisure time for the world’s workforce.

In a group setting, therapists will use leisure primarily based exercise to discover patterns of behavior and teach wholesome coping skills. It should be famous that these usually are not regulation or authorized for use in any United States Air Hockey Association-authorised occasions, video games or tournaments.…

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