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Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy
Gymnastics Program for children who are blind or vision Impaired
Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy has been running a Blind Sports Gymnastics Program since late 2011. Offered to school aged children, the classes are suitable for absolute beginners, with no prior experience or exposure to Gymnastics.
Some of the greatest benefits of gymnastics include coordination, power, strength, flexibility, balance, grace and most importantly injury prevention through developing core stability and agility. Gymnastics teaches children perseverance, poise, confidence, attention to detail and concentration. So whether your child is a future Gymnast, or goes on to be a Runner, Goal Ball player or Soccer star; a sound gymnastics education is essential for their development.
Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy has purchased extra equipment, specifically to assist in teaching children with a vision impairment. Some of the equipment includes items that make sounds when stood on, props with texture, balls with bells etc.
Coaches from Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy deliver the program, assisted by Senior Gymnasts and Junior Coaches. This allows us to offer one-on-one assistance for the participants. Our Coaches have received sighted guide training to ensure they are ready to not only teach gymnastics, but to work with children who are blind or vision impaired.
All staff and volunteers have a Working with Children’s Check. Our Coaches are accredited through Gymnastics Australia.
Weekly on Friday evenings
Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Centre, 194 Roberts Road, Airport West 3042
$220 for a 10 week term, plus an annual $45 registration and insurance fee.
If you would like further information about the Gymnastics Program for children who are blind or vision impaired please contact Christy Hemphill, Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy by phone on 03 9336 4077 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings essential. Call to book and to join in on a trial class or enrol online.
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