The Fearnley Dawes Athletics Track now allows disabled athletes to train and compete alongside able bodied athletes every day.
Every time athletes with a disability now enter this facility they will feel a sense of belonging and a place which truly emits a strong sense of equality and community spirit.
PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS HOME GROUND
As the chosen home training ground by Paralympic Champion’s Kurt Fearnley and Christie Dawes, this new athletics centre is perfect for athletes from grassroots right through to the elite.
TRY OUT SOME WHEELS AT THE NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS CENTRE
As a great new initiative Wheelchair NSW coordinate ‘come and try’ sessions at Newcastle Athletics Field every week, which is ideal for new users wanting to participate in this wheelchair sport.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP
Providing two years of funding as part of a Gold Level Sponsorship, Polytan has helped support the centre’s future development and use by the local community with further infrastructure and equipment.
POLYTAN’S 2020 GOALS
Polytan’s vision is to have at least one inclusive athletics track facility installed within each state and territory throughout Australia by the end of 2020.
The Fearnley Dawes Athletics track is only the first of seven Australian athletics facilities, Polytan aim to have installed across the country.
POLYTAN AND DISABILITY SPORT & RECREATION
Polytan along with Disability Sport & Recreation are working together on a standardised approach to increase the number of inclusive facilities across Australia, in an attempt to pave the way for future facility designs which empower athletes from all walks of life.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Together we can make a difference in the lives of all athletes, by considering design elements that are more inclusive to enable wheelchair and physically challenged athletes to participate in more activities.
CONTACT POLYTAN TODAY
If you are considering a resurface or new facility, feel free to contact the team at Polytan to learn how you can make some very small and cost effective changes, that will make a very large and beneficial impact to the lives of athletes within your community.
For more on the Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre Project.
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