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Eastern Recreation and Leisure Services – 2008 AGM

By December 4, 2008No Comments

Eastern Recreation and Leisure Services (ERLS) aims to develop accessible and inclusive sport and recreation opportunities so that all members of the community, including people with disabilities, can partake in sporting and recreational activities.

The organisation operates across Whitehorse, Monash, Manningham Boroondara, Knox and Maroondah and is overseen by a voluntary committee of management and supported through staff and volunteers.

Within Maroondah ERLS supports the Ringwood Spiders, a football club based at Jubilee Park for people with disabilities, and is also forming partnerships to develop an inclusive and accessible cricket program.

Today’s annual general meeting included a presentation on inclusion, ‘make it your sport!’ a program developed by ERLS to encourage sporting clubs to include people with disabilities and raise awareness of the need for inclusive sporting opportunities.

ERLS demonstrates that all people can participate in sport and recreational activities resulting in more inclusive and healthier lifestyles. The ongoing success of the Ringwood Spiders, in establishing a stronger community and greater participation is a testament to this program and its aims.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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