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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
Smoky Dawson & Matt Laverty from Bullant Sports who facilitated the day.