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Special offers

Veteran Sport Australia works with organisations across the country to remove barriers to participation in sport and recreation. One way we do this is by teaming up with businesses and other organisations to provide special offers and discounts. This is where you’ll find information on current offers. These might change from time to time so sign up to the VSA email newsletter to stay in the loop.

50% off at All Sorts gyms

VSA has teamed up with All Sorts Fitness & Wellbeing Centres in Alexandria and Wyong.

Want to get fit in a friendly and social environment? Well you’re in luck!

We’ve teamed up with All Sorts Gym to provide a 50% discount for veterans.

All Sorts has gyms in Alexandria and Wyong and both are welcoming veterans to become members for a special discounted rate.

Both complexes have indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as range of fitness classes and training options in individual and team spaces. 

If you’re interested in the offer, let us know by emailing us support@veteransport.org.au.

Please contact us for more information


Archery

We’ve teamed up with Archery Australia to put on a veteran’s archery open day at Tuggeranong Archery Club on Saturday 19 October, 10am – 2pm. 

It’s a FREE come ‘n’ try event for all veterans (serving and former serving) where you can learn to shoot arrows and enjoy a free BBQ lunch.

It’s a great day for the whole family with special archery activities for kids, and exhibition matches between some of Australia’s best archers, including some Olympians. 

Please contact us for more information.


parkrun

What is parkrun?

parkruns are free, social 5km events that take place every Saturday morning in hundreds of locations around Australia.

People of all abilities and ages are encouraged to take part as walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers. You can even push a pram or walk with your dog on a short leash! It’s all about getting active, joining a community and having fun.

Registering online is simple and free.

Just complete this online form and print your barcode: https://bit.ly/2kpJk9s

Don’t forget to join the ‘Veteran Sport Australia running group when you register!

Kick off Veterans’ Health Week with a parkrun! Come along – it’s free!

Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Where: Lake Mac parkrun at 1a First Street, Booragul (opposite Booragul Primary School)
Time: 8am start
What: 5km walk, jog, run (or volunteer) – followed by a BBQ and coffee

Please contact us for more information.


Hunter Strength and Performance

For those in Hunter area, founded by Leroy (head coach) the Veteran Lifting group offers a free lifting session for all veterans.

What: Veteran Lifting Group
Where: Hunter Strength and Performance gym – Beresfield
When: Every Wednesday, 5-7pm

Please contact us for more information.


Battlefield to Footy fields

The NRL and VSA are partnering in the delivery of a ground-breaking program called Battlefields to Footy Fields. Many veterans face an uphill battle when they transition from the defence force back into everyday society. Battlefields to Footy Fields is a program that provides veterans the opportunity to integrate into their communities through officiating.

The program provides veterans the opportunity to:

  • Undertake a National Rugby League Officiating Course with built in Vocational Education & Training components
  • Initially referee rugby league matches in their local community while also
    providing pathways to the upper levels of officiating, including the professional ranks
  • Participate in coaching and/or mentoring to undertake accreditation courses to fulfil these roles
  • Become a valued team member
  • Earn additional income
  • Be supported through the journey by well-established officiating structures

In serving in the defence force, and in officiating, there’s the common bond of being a member of a team. Battlefields to Footy Fields provides veterans with an opportunity to hone their newfound officiating skills and participate in something that gives them a renewed sense of belonging along with the ability to earn some extra income.

As part of the program, the NRL will provide:

  • Uniforms
  • Insurance and association fees
  • Equipment
  • A mentor who will train and follow the referee as they move up the officiating rank

Please contact us for more information.


Waves of Wellness

Waves of Wellness (WOW) has collaborated with Veteran Sport Australia to run a surfing wellness program catered to veterans!

Location: Nobbys Beach, Newcastle
What: Meet new people, learn to surf, and learn about wellbeing
Mentor: Already experienced surf mentors welcome to share the stoke!
Cost: Free, limited number of spots available.

Please contact us for more information.