Modified sports keep seniors active

Published: 23 Aug 2017

A new low-impact sporting initiative is encouraging seniors to stay active and connected in their communities.


The Modified Sports Program will give seniors the opportunity to participate in lower impact versions of football, netball and gymnastics.

Lower impact sports will be tailored for different ability levels.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said sport was one of the greatest connectors of people and communities in NSW, and age should be no barrier.

“The government’s $100,000 investment in lower impact sport is another example of how we are committed to ensuring older people lead healthy, active and happy lives,” Mrs Davies said.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said seniors would benefit from the inclusive and healthy nature of sport.

“Sport is a vital part of the social and economic fabric of NSW and it helps keep our older community members fit, healthy and engaged,” Mr Ayres said.

To find out more about low-impact sports for seniors, contact the following sporting associations:

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