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Funathon Competition and Colour!

It was colour, sportsmanship and, as you would expect, a whole lot of fun at Afford’s Funathon at Blacktown Sports Park. More than 1,000 members of the Afford community came together to enjoy a marvellous day out in the sunshine, where everyone experienced all that can be gained by an active and social lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle

At Afford, we’re committed to encouraging our clients and staff to lead healthy and balanced lifestyles. We have staged the Funathon for several years and the event gets bigger and better every year!

Incorporating activities that develop skills and encourage fitness, the Funathon is all about having a go and making new friends in a safe and welcome environment.

Clients and staff from across our Day Programs, Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs), SLES (School Leaver Employment Support) and Afford homes formed their groups and came together to challenge the other teams in friendly competition.

Social and Learning Experiences

Along with a day of fun and friendship, it is also a day of learning and experiencing the benefits of staying active. There were loads of activities for participants to try to develop their skills such as games run by Softball NSW, Football NSW, rugby league skills sessions coordinated by Rugby League NSW and Wests Tigers and more.

There were also plenty of attractions for those who wanted to release some energy with a jumping castle, disco area, vertical bungee jump, bowling set up by Zone Bowling from Rooty Hill and so much more!

For many attendees, they had the chance to meet their NRL heroes and even take a photo with the dazzling cheerleaders from Penrith Panthers.

Friendly Competition and Great Sportsmanship

But the race that had everyone excited, was the now famous annual Flugtug race! Competitors donned some amazing creations this year as their race vehicles. Competition was tough, but the

Minchinbury SLES team triumphed in the ADE competition, while Lurnea Day Program team was victorious in the Day Program race.

In a show of great sportsmanship, everyone cheered on teams as they competed and at the end of the races, everyone shook hands and congratulated the winners, as well as the other teams that competed – no matter what place they finished.

The Funathon is a unique event for the disability sector, organised by Afford for the enjoyment of clients and staff.

New Life Experiences

We are all about creating opportunities for our clients to participate in new life experiences, extend their friendship circles and live the life they’ve always wanted. It’s our commitment to our clients each and every day. We care!

Find out more about Afford supports and events. Call us on 1300 233673.