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Bravus supports aspiring sports stars

13 July 2022

Bravus supports aspiring sports stars

Tennis, athletics, and bocce were just some of the sports on offer for aspiring young athletes to trial during a Variety Queensland Kids Sports Camp held in Townsville recently.

Bravus Mining and Resources’ Community Partnership Program supported the camp which gave 15 children with disabilities and their families a chance to immerse themselves in sport and social events and even meet some local Paralympians.

Bravus Mining and Resources Head of Community Kate Campbell said it was a credit to Variety and other partners like NRL Cowboys House for making the camp a reality.

“One of the key goals of our Community Partnership Program is to provide local children with opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have,” Ms Campbell said.

“We’re thrilled to have been able to support Variety to deliver the sports camp and given the talent on display, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the next Dylan Alcott or Natalie Curtis emerge as result of opportunities like these.”

Townsville has the highest concentration of people with a disability in north and central Queensland and there are currently no other programs provided for young people to trial different sports.

Variety Queensland CEO Steve Wakerley said the Variety Kids Sports Camp is critical for students who would typically have limited opportunity to try these sports or join a local club due to lack of resources, infrastructure, or access.

“This is the camp’s third year in Queensland and we are excited to have now brought the program to North Queensland,” Mr Wakerley said.

“Sport is such an incredible platform to meet people, try new things and make friends. Every child deserves this opportunity, and we couldn’t be prouder of our program becoming a foundation for increased inclusivity. 

“We encourage parents to speak with our Variety Kids Support Team who can help connect children with local sporting clubs in Townsville after they try and test a range of sports at Variety Kids Sports Camp.”


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