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We’re proud to be part of the Special Olympics Australia community which brings sport, joy and inclusion to people with intellectual disability/autism. Our shared vision is an inclusive Australia where people with intellectual disability/autism live active, healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Special Olympics Sunshine Coast
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Sunshine Coast
PO Box 1059
Cotton Tree QLD 4558

Club Committee

Jaqui Watkins Chair

Graeme Hight Vice Chair

Judi van der Meer Secretary

Rebecca Carter Membership Officer

Vicki Kennedy-Grills Treasurer

Rita Mitchell Sports Coordinator

Charley Escher Athlete Representative

Karen Beardmore Committee Member

​Daniel Byrne Committee Member

Donna Eichmann Committee Member - Uniforms

Latasha Escher Committee Member

Jackson Grills Committee Member

Virginia Howie Committee Member

Margaret Robertson Committee Member

Training Schedule

Thursday 3:30-5pm
Goodlife Community Centre
100 Buderim Pines Drive
Buderim QLD 4556
Tuesday 3:30pm-5pm
Meridan Community Church
70 Springs Drive, Meridan Plains
Rita Mitchell (Coordinator) 0420 934 196
Margaret Robertson (Coach) 0410 470 945

Saturday 9:30-11:30am
Sunshine Coast Bocce Club
Victory Park
28 Laidlaw Road
Woombye QLD 4559
Merryl Holland (Coordinator) 0439 469 463
Brad Oliver (Coach)

Start date: (TBC when a coach is found)
Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports
32 Kayleigh Drive
Maroochydore 4558
Judi (Coordinator) 0422 360 629

Tuesday 4-6:15pm
Registration 3:45pm
15 Gibbs Court
Diddillibah QLD 4559
Darrell Dalton (Coach & Coordinator)
0407 472 526

GPAI Office
(07) 5476 0365
(ask for Michelle)

Football (Soccer)
Wednesday 5-6pm
Ballinger Park Sport Complex
176 Ballinger Road
Buderim QLD 4556
Judi (Coordinator) 0422 360 629
Neil Hamilton (Coach)

Friday 4pm
Nambour Aquatic Centre
Petrie Road Park
Emily Petty (Coach)
Jaqui (Coordinator)

Tenpin Bowling
Friday 5:30-7:30pm
Suncity Tenpin
8 Mari Street
Alexandra Headland QLD 4572
Robyn Burne (Coordinator) 0432 259 781
Damien Rowbotham (Coach) 0424 308 237

Competition Calendar