Swans get Sassy!

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:13 AM by Matt Ogg

Swan Districts Football Club have teamed up with Sassy Ability to provide fun, friendship and entertainment for people living with challenges around Perth.

After a 2-month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the group have once again recommenced two mornings a week at Steel Blue Oval.

Every Monday from 10:15am-11:30am sees the lights dimmed slightly while the DJ fires up some popular hits, as part of a music video dance party.

For those who aren’t afraid of being behind the mic, Wednesday mornings karaoke is full of fun and enjoyment. Running from 10:30am-11:30am, people are welcome to come and belt out their favourite tunes, or simply sit back and participate in a variety of other activities on the day.

Swans Disability Advocacy Committee member, Robyn Hansson, started the group in January, understanding there was a strong need for more quality programs throughout the community, for people with disabilities, in aged care or suffering with mental health illnesses.

“Sassy Ability is for anybody with a challenge” she said. “It is a passion of mine to find something for everyone and every ability to have a go at.”

“It’s a way that people with challenges are able to learn to form natural friendships and develop social skills.

“It’s really heart-warming when you see the clients come in each week looking for their friends.”

Other activities delivered by Sassy Ability include games, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more.

Call Robyn on 0400 217 180 for more information, or find them on Facebook.