Unley Publications : Unley Life Autumn 2018
UNLEYLIFE 07 For 28-year-old Toby Sutherland, playing football has been a passion since he was 10. Despite having challenges of his own, it’s never stopped him from pursuing what he loves. Toby plays for the C7 team at Goodwood Saints Football Club (GSFC), which his father Gary coaches. “ Toby has an intellectual disability, coupled with a few ‘motor control’ physical limitations,” Mr Sutherland says. “ We have always encouraged him to be active in spor t and he has represented SA in basketball, soccer, futsal, AFL , and Australia in soccer,” he says. “Footy is Toby's favourite sport and the opportunity that the C7 comp provides is just fantastic. It enables Toby and his wide range of peers - our team ranges in age between 15 and 50 plus - to learn new skills together, be a member of a team, learn leadership skills, and apply it under game conditions.” Mr Sutherland has coached the team for five years and says it’s very rewarding. “I've coached a lot of sport but coaching the footy team is the most rewarding thing I've done coaching wise. The C7 guys just want to be there, they respond to instruction fantastically, they support one another, and they value the competition and their opposition without necessarily winning,” he says. GSFC President Craig Scott says the club works “extremely hard to be an inclusive place for all members of the local community”. “ To see the joy on our players’ faces when they receive their jumpers prior to the first game is priceless,” Mr Scott says. For more information, phone the Goodwood Saints Football Club on 8297 2189. difficulties offering them all an opportunity to play football and to develop into good citizens thus benefitting our community,” Mr Scott says. Bret t Hidson from Tennis SA thanked the Council for their continued support of the Millswood Tennis Complex. “ Tennis SA looks forward to many more successful years that these upgrades will provide to participants and the wider community,” Mr Hidson says. Millswood Croquet Club President Robert Adkin says upgrades are much needed and the standout will be a potential new clubhouse. For more information, visit unley.sa .gov.au “ T he new grandstand will provide facilities to meet current standards for football and cricket, particularly for the needs of female participants, umpires, juniors and people with disabilities.” John Wilkinson Looking forward to another season Toby and Gary Sutherland. Drawings showing the proposed new grandstand.
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