It was a momentous occasion at Valentine Sports Park today (Tuesday 3rd December) as Football NSW celebrated ‘International Day of People with Disability’.
With the support and collaboration with Mable, skills sessions followed by football matches between schools who attended on the day took shape in what was an amazing day for the round ball game.
Over 70 participants from schools such as George Bass School, Halinda School, Lithgow High School, St Gabriel’s School Castle Hill, and The Ponds School all did their bit in celebrating the day.
International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
The theme for this year was ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.
According to the United Nations, 2019’s theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.