Reclink rebuilding lives through free sport

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Reclink Australia's Josh and Tataina Quinn have been providing free and low cost sport activities to the Bundaberg Region community.
Reclink Australia's Josh and Tataina Quinn have been providing free and low-cost sport activities to the Bundaberg Region community.

Reclink Australia has been bringing free sport to Bundaberg Region parks and open spaces in an effort to promote healthy living and inclusion.

Street Games and National Sports is an initiative of Reclink Australia. It offers the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the benefits of sport and active recreation, regardless of where they live or what is going on in their lives.

Reclink Australia program coordinator Tataina Quinn said the games were first established in Bundaberg a year and a half ago, giving the community an opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activity at low or zero cost.

“Our passion is our job and we believe that everybody should have access to sports and recreational activities,” she said.

“Street games are like pop-up sports; we have a fully equipped sports trailer with a barbecue and we attend parks around the region and have free sausage sizzles and sports for all that wish to engage in activities.

“We also run our national sports program which is a structured program of multiple sports and recreational activities for the Bundaberg community.”

Reclink Australia pull up in parks and open spaces to offer activities for anyone to participate in.
Reclink Australia pull up in parks and open spaces to offer activities for anyone to participate in.

Tataina said Street Games and the national sports program were about engaging people to get active and giving residents an opportunity to find out what they liked in a physical fitness activity.

“Our sports are for all abilities, catering for everybody needs,” she said.

“The national sports program reduces the cost of participating in sports or recreational activities and gives everybody a chance to participate in something.”

Tataina said on a monthly bases, Reclink Australia programs saw up to 300 people engage in sporting activities around the region from yoga, pilates, volleyball, soccer and even ultimate frisbee.

“Our next large community event is on Friday, 29 November at Alexander Park during Social Inclusion Week,” she said.

“There will be fun games for everybody and a free barbecue lunch with multiple agencies involved with pop-up stalls.”

To find out more about Reclink Australia's Street Games and National Sports Program go to the Facebook page here.

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