Reach Your Personal Best!

 “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”

Our Special Olympics volunteers provide sporting opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills. While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family.

Our sports programs are delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud. Through the support of Special Olympics we hope to inspire individuals to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.

You can help us give more people with an intellectual disability a chance to achieve their personal best. Learn more about Special Olympics, be inspired by our athletes or best of all, get involved!

Football

The Hills football (soccer) program runs year round apart from breaks for school holidays. Training is conducted in conjunction with the Kickaroos Special Needs program, run by St Michaels FC/ASR qualified coaches. 
Please contact Michelle Gough via email  Kickaroos@HillsKnights.com.au

Aquatics

Held Mon/Thurs nights from 7.00pm-8.00pm at Oakhill College.  Athletes are coached in freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke. They can go on to compete at Regional, State, National and International level.

Ten Pin Bowling

Fun for everyone!  Held Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm and Saturday 10.00-11.00am at Castle Hill AMF.  Athletes can go on to compete at Regional, State, National and International level.

Dance

Great opportunity to learn co-ordination, self-expression and make new friends.

The Hills Special Olympics dance program, currently has two classes operating consecutively on Tuesdays during school term at Oakhill College, Castle Hill.
Group 1 from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and Group 2  from 7.00 – 8.00pm.

Basketball

Athletes can go on to compete at Regional, State, National and International level.

Castle Hill High School – Wednesday nights from 6.00 – 7.30pm during school terms.

The Hills Grammar School Kenthurst, Multi Purpose Hall – Tuesdays from 6.00 – 7.00pm. Entry via Gate 2, Kenthurst Road Kenthurst.

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It looks like some of the Athlete Leaders had an amazing time at the snow at their camp! Watch the video to meet a few of them........ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the LETR and the police officers who generously support our athletes ... See MoreSee Less

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The founder of Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, would be 100 today! You can find out more about her life and contribution to Special Olympics here www.specialolympics.org/eunice-kennedy-shriverToday we celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver's 100th Birthday! 🎉
Eunice championed respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. You too can be a champion by signing the Inclusion Pledge today: bit.ly/21-Inclusion-Pledge

#SOChallengeAccepted #CelebratingChampions
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The founder of Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, would be 100 today! You can find out more about her life and contribution to Special Olympics here https://www.specialolympics.org/eunice-kennedy-shriver

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Thank you to IGA and everyone who supported the fundraising efforts with a wonderfully big amount raised for Special Olympics Australia!Thank you for helping us raise $199,371 for Special Olympics Australia 🙏 This will go towards helping Aussies with intellectual disabilities to achieve their best in sport and life. #WhereTheLocalsMatter ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to IGA and everyone who supported the fundraising efforts with a wonderfully big amount raised for Special Olympics Australia!

Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSW) for Special Olympics are such a huge support to Special Olympics and just donated $131,100 to Special Olympics NSW. Thank you so much for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a wonderful big fundraising effort from Newington College with $20,700 raised for Special Olympics. It looks like they had fun doing it too Thank you to everyone involved! ... See MoreSee Less

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A great post about the difference between Special Olympics and Paralympics.Special Olympics & Paralympics: What is the Difference? 🤷‍♂️

Although both are recognized by the International Olympic Committee and focus on sport for athletes with a disability, Special Olympics and the Paralympics differ in three main areas:

1. The disability categories of the athletes they work with
2. The criteria and philosophy under which athletes participate
3. The structure of their respective organizations.

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www.specialolympics.com.au/Stories/special-olympics-paralympics-whats-the-difference

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A great post about the difference between Special Olympics and Paralympics.

What a great experience....a Special Olympics athlete from New Zealand recently starred in a Power Rangers episode. Click on the link below and you can watch an interview with Sarah where she talks about it as well as how she competes in Special Olympics!Our @SpecialOlympicsNZ athlete Sarah Dalton recently guest-starred on Power Rangers Dino Fury. We caught up with Sarah and her co-star Tessa Rao to hear about the life lessons they gained from each other while working together on set ▶️ fal.cn/3fIZh ... See MoreSee Less

What a great experience....a Special Olympics athlete from New Zealand recently starred in a Power Rangers episode. Click on the link below and you can watch an interview with Sarah where she talks about it as well as how she competes in Special Olympics!

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Special Olympics Australia have created these easy to understand visuals for COVID-19. Find out more below...⬅️ SWIPE TO READ ⬅️

COVID-19 signs: bit.ly/Special-Olympics-Covid-19-Signs

To help you stay updated on the latest health information during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a series of easy-to-read, accessible educational materials.

The series will help people with intellectual disabilities better understand COVID-19, and how to take care of themselves during the pandemic.

This series is made possible with materials adapted and uploaded to the Swipe Direct platform from Access Easy English.

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Special Olympics Australia have created these easy to understand visuals for COVID-19. Find out more below...

To promote the IGA Campaign to support Special Olympics Australia, Athlete Lauren Heggie joined her Idol Olympian Bronte Campbell in a fun relay race at Cabarita Swimming Centre. The relay race will be captured on video and will be promoted through IGA social in - store channels and external media.
Thank you IGA!
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How exciting ... thanks Lauren for representing our Club and Special Olympics

Go Lauren 👏👏👏👏👏🏆

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For more information contact sydneyhills.sport@specialolympics.com.au

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Special Olympics Sydney Hills welcomes volunteers of all ages to help our athletes reach their potential. Qualified coaches are especially welcome. Simply click the button below and fill in and email the Get in Touch form. We’ll get right back to you!