Afford has launched a new Club Afford service for young people with disability on the Gold Coast!
The Saturday program has been modelled on the already established Club Afford that has been run across Sydney for several years, but the Gold Coast program caters more to the needs and interests of young adults aged between 12 and 18 years.
At Afford, if we don’t already have a program running that suits your interests – we’ll create it! That’s how the Gold Coast Club Afford program for young adults came about and it’s what we do each and every day across out Day Programs to suit the needs and interests of our clients.
Socialising and Having Fun
The Gold Coast Club Afford gives participants the chance to get out and about in their local community and socialise with others of the same age.
Catering to the Interests of our Clients
The first event was held on 9th March with Afford staff welcoming new members, Caleb and Connor, to the group. The duo met for the first time at our Club Afford event and travelled together to Burleigh Beach in Burleigh Heads to watch the 2019 Queensland Youth Surf Life Saving Championship.
The Championship is a three day tournament for competitors aged 11 through to 15 years old. Participants compete in events such as a 1km sand run, 2km sand run, beach flags and sprint, surf race and surf board events, beach and board relay and many more!
During intermission of events, North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club put on public events which interested Caleb and Connor. There were also stalls around the beach with a range of products and services covering apparel, nutrition and other free giveaways.
For the remainder of the day, Caleb and Connor had a friendly competition between themselves to find out which of them could collect the most high-fives overall as they enjoyed their day!