Indigenous Sport and Recreational Program

The Toowoomba PCYC Indigenous Sport and Recreational Program assists with the delivery of sporting programs in schools that have a high enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. They also deliver programs to communities across Toowoomba, Southern Downs, Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions.

Over the past 18 months the PCYC Indigenous Sport and Recreation Officer (ISRO) has delivered traditional Indigenous games and recreational activities to more than 80 schools. These activities encourage sportsmanship, learning of new skills and help build self-esteem.

The ISRO in conjunction with the Queensland Government has coordinated five Deadly Sports Expos, "Come and Try" multi-sports events and Gala days with well known sporting identities. Up to 1850 students from 42 schools participated in these events which focused on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The ISRO organises in coordination with the South West Indigenous Network the "TRAX" sport and education tour program that delivers activities in rural and remote communities. Five tours have been conducted in communities such as Chinchilla, Stanthorpe, Eulo and Eromanga.

Toowoomba PCYC Indigenous sport and recreation staff have also delivered traditional games and sporting activities at large community events such as NAIDOC and the Toowoomba Show.

All activities promote reconciliation by incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.