"This event highlights a strong partnership between the AASC program and New Norfolk Swimming Pool, with 50 students participating during the past 12 months and 24 students transitioning to learn-to-swim and junior pool memberships as a result of their AASC program experience," Mr Connell said.
“The program encourages children to join a local sporting club or school sporting team by introducing them to a range of local sporting clubs available in their community. It’s also about having fun, making new friends, learning new skills and most importantly getting children active,” Mr Connell said.
New Norfolk Primary School teacher Mark Beattie said he was delighted with the school’s involvement with the AASC program, and the ongoing participation opportunities available at the New Norfolk Pool.
A Federal Government initiative delivered by the Australian Sports Commission, the AASC program is run in more than 3200 schools and after school care centres in all states and territories with about 190,000 children participating each term. The program provides children with the opportunity to try a variety of sports and other structured physical activities through a positive and fun experience. In doing so, the program encourage a love of sport that motivates them to join a local sporting club and get participants and their families active for life.