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It’s not every day that you get to meet sporting champions from across the world, but recently clients and staff of Afford’s Belmore Day Program were overwhelmed by a surprise visit from the South African Rugby League team. The team are in Australia for the Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers and kindly dedicated their time to visit our Belmore clients.

Afford Goes Above and Beyond for Clients

At Afford, our staff go above and beyond to create opportunities for our clients to explore new environments, participate in new life experiences and get the most out of life under the NDIS.

Facilitating a meet and greet with the South African Rugby League team, or the ‘Rhinos’ as they are more widely known, meant that clients had the opportunity to enjoy the company of individuals who have achieved great success in their field. Not only was this a fun experience for all, it also provided great motivation and encouragement for every individual to strive for greatness.

The Rhinos were getting amongst members of the community in the lead up to their qualifying match against the Cook Islands, played at the Sydney suburb of Wentworthville.

Afford Day Programs Welcome All

On arrival at our Belmore site, the team was welcomed by our clients and staff, who were eager to ask questions about the team’s preparation and about everyday life in South Africa.

The sports stars towered over many of the staff and clients of the Belmore site, but were genuinely eager to talk to everyone and happy to take photos.

Healthy Living

The Rhinos visit was a great opportunity to talk about having a go and staying active to keep healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles is something that Afford promotes throughout many activities in Day Programs and other services across Australia.

During the Rhinos visit, clients were excited to talk to international players about their experiences, find out more about their skills and learn more about South African people and culture.

With many clients following rugby league in Australia, this was an amazing experience that they will remember for many years to come.

Find out more about Afford Day Programs across Australia and the unique experiences and activities available as part of the Afford community.