Game-on, LiveBetter representatives to play half-time at NRL match in Bathurst
The Penrith Panthers might have conquered the ultimate peak in the NRL, but who will claim victory on 26th March between the LiveBetter Thunder and LiveBetter Storm? It’s a match for the true believers in all abilities touch football.
For the past four years LiveBetter’s all ability touch football players have run onto the grounds of Carrington Park in Bathurst to play as part of the NRL Panthers annual Bathurst home game.
Come half time the Thunder and Storm will go head-to-head in front of a capacity crowd for 8 minutes of all ability action.
This year twenty-seven players will take to the field, the largest group yet! “All abilities touch has really taken off,” says LiveBetter’s Supported Independent Living Area Manager, Di Ryan. “I’m a proud footy mum and I have seen the joy and benefit our players get from the game.”
Di has been coordinating the program for LiveBetter clients for the past four years and has witnessed the dedication from the players to show their skills on the field.
“A special thanks to Bathurst Regional Council, the NRL and our fellow game sponsors for organising and supporting this great event which truly celebrates inclusiveness and enables our clients the opportunity to participate on such an elite stage.”
What started out as disability league tag is now known as all abilities touch football. The game has become so popular that an Orange-wide all abilities comp is starting up this year. So, there will be many more fierce matches to come!