Eloise is a special olympian

1 October 2014 in Customers in the community, Stories

Eloise with her Special Olympics tracksuitEloise is one of a group that have been selected to represent WA in the 2014 Special Olympics Australia National Games, held in Melbourne from 20 to 25 October. She will be competing in equestrian events at her third Games.

Special Olympics WA has 85 athletes competing across seven sports at this year’s games. It’s a provider of sports participation and competition for people with an intellectual disability.

Eloise attends Carine open space Riding Develops Ability once a week for her horseriding, which she’s been doing for 13 years. In preparation for the Special Olympics, we’ve been taking her to these classes, as well as to extra classes on Wednesdays at the Claremont Therapeutic Riding School.

With help from Interchange, Eloise has also attended a cake decorating course at Joondalup TAFE and studied arts and crafts. Her skills in baking, photography and card making have helped her raise money for her trip – by selling cards at local shops and markets.

Eloise is also on the board of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Disabilities, where she is a voice for people with disabilities achieving a better life.


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4 Oct 2014

Once a month over the last three months at Johnston Street boat ramp in Mosman Park, Michael has been meeting a group of friends to go kayaking. At the first session, Michael had a lot of nervous energy as we were heading down towards the boat ramp. He had never kayaked before and he had lots… Read more »

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