Kris Pierce and Emily Higgins are both parents of children with disabilities and have previously found that sporting opportunities for children with similar needs are minimal or negligible. They had a vision to build a program and develop something special, and what they have achieved in such a short time at Sandringham & District Netball Association (SDNA) is extraordinary; the program has grown from zero to 38 participants in less than 18 months.
Kris and Emily work well as a team and complement each other. SANDY’s All Abilities program has gone from strength to strength, based on the coaches’ ability to develop trust and build relationships with not only the players, but also their parents and support crew.
On the back of the All Abilities program, SANDY won the 2019 Netball Victoria Inclusive Netball Community of the Year Award, Click here to watch the inspiring video about the program.