30 Sep 2020

Sense Rugby an inclusive sport for kids with disabilities

From Checkpoint, 6:26 pm on 30 September 2020

Rugby's supposedly a sport for people of all shapes and sizes - and while many youngsters want to give the game a go, the traditional weekend model doesn't work for everyone. That's where Sense Rugby comes in - a rugby based occupational therapy programme designed to help kids who might find it difficult to be part of a sports team. The children may have disabilities, be neurodiverse, experience anxiety or have differences in their attention, sensory and social needs. As RNZ's Joe Porter found out - the programme aims to accomodate and adapt its approach to sport to ensure they can participate and feel included.