Inclusive Dance Workshop

GLM Dance Studio has partnered with the Uniting LAC Program and NDIS to host an Inclusive Dance Workshop for children of all abilities!

It will be held on Wednesday 9th October at Hornsby Community Church from 10am. Parents and carers are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

If you or anyone you know would like to attend, click here to register.

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Athlete Leadership Program 2019

This article was written by Justin Hill, SOSUNS athlete

The Athlete Leadership Program give Athletes the chance to have their voices heard by sitting on their region’s committee and discussing what the athlete have to say. The program give them an opportunity to speak at function to promote their region and to meet and greet guests at event. This is a real confidence boost for the athlete as they can speak on their committee and meet and greet guest. In the Athlete Leadership Program for our Region we have Jonathan Reiss, Stephanie Walker and myself Justin Hill.

2018 AGM and Disco

SOSUNS’ annual general meeting for 2018 was held on the 24th November at St Ives Community Hall. It began with an address by the Club Chairman, Aditya Swarup, followed by a presentation of certificates to all athletes who attended the meeting.

Athletes and their families then enjoyed a BBQ dinner, kindly run by the Epping Eastwood Lions Club, followed by a disco.

A big thanks to the Lions Club and those who helped organise the AGM and disco. We wish you all a wonderful holiday break and look forward to another eventful year in 2019.


Bocce Launch

SOSUNS has recently added Bocce as a sports program option! Bocce is an Italian ball sport similar to lawn bowls. It’s a great way to get fit, gain confidence and socialise with other people.

It runs between 4:30-5:30pm every Saturday at West Pymble Bicentennial Club (excluding school holidays).

If you’re interested in participating, contact

Here’s some photos from our recent Bocce Come and Try Day

National Games

This story is written by Justin Hill, Athlete Representative for the SOSUNS committee.

On the 15th of April, about 10 Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore Athletes travelled to Adelaide to compete at the Special Olympics National Games.

We competed in tennis, swimming, sailing and basketball.

In basketball Josh’s team came 2nd, Michael’s came 4th, Jonathan’s team came 4th as well and my team came 2nd.

I enjoyed meeting athletes from across Australia in particular I met some Western Australia basketball athletes. Everyone had a great time and it was a great event.

If you have a story or photo for Term 3’s newsletter, please contact Stacy at

Vacancy – Part time Sports Co-ordinator and Administrator

The Sydney Upper North Shore Club of Special Olympics is looking for a committed, energetic person to co-ordinate the sports programs and perform administration duties. Previous experience in and a passion for working with children and adults with an intellectual disability is desirable but not essential. Details in the attached Position Description below.

SOSUNS Sports Coordinator & Administrator


AGM, BBQ and Disco – You’re Invited!

SO Upper North Shore’s AGM will be held on 25th November 2017 at St Ives Community Hall. The AGM will be followed by a BBQ run by the Epping Eastwood Lions Club and a disco. There will also be an opportunity to register for 2018.

For more information: Special Olympics AGM, BBQ & Disco Invitation

To book:

Golf Day 2017

On 25th October 2017 we held our annual fundraising Golf Day at Avondale Course, Pymble.  Over 100 Golfers came to support our club on the day though registering to play and supporting the auction and raffle.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following people for supporting the event:
  • The Board of Directors and Members of Avondale Golf Club for their continued & much valued support of the Special Olympics Sydney Upper North Shore Club Golf Program which is conducted at the Avondale Golf Course.
  • Our Hole Sponsors:
    • Carfax Commercial Constructions
    • Steadfast
    • Hireup
    • TAMS
    • Investor Plan
  • Smoky Dawson & Matt Laverty from Bullant Sports who facilitated the day.
  • Ben Hayman, Brigitte Cook & Shaun Bender – our athlete representatives
  • Jo Hayman, Janene Cook, Graham Bender for their valued contributions
  • Our SOSUNS club community for their contributions in support of the day.

Next year’s Golf Day will be held on the 24th October 2018. We hope to see you all there!

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