AN athletics program for people with intellectual disabilities launched at Bendigo’s La Trobe University Athletics Complex on Friday afternoon.
The Athletics Bendigo program is something general manager Craig Green has wanted to do for years.
“We have discussed it a fair bit and this program allows us to involve (everyone),” Mr Green said.
“We do have people with physical disabilities doing mainstream athletics as well as people aged from five to 80. So to involve anyone in community is important.
“It was encouraging to to see how enthusiastic the kids were (on Friday).”
The program will run each week during school terms and cost $5 per week.
Anyone wanting to be involved can email Craig Green on firstname.lastname@example.org