Services provided by ATLAS

Leisure Buddies

angus and his buddy Paul  atlas participant and thier buddy having fun at the pool

A Leisure Buddy is a person interested in Leisure and Sport who can accompany you to your chosen activity. They can assist you to get involved to the level you aspire to. They also work with the organisers of your activity to assist them to serve you appropriately, and to make their facilities accessible. Our buddies are trained to assist you to achieve remarkable results.

If you are interested in purchasing personal support hours you can talk to us and we can provide you with a secure password to access the Leisure Buddy profiles in our protected section. From these you can either select a person to work with and tell us your preference or we can assist you to choose.

Direct Personal

You can use Individualised funding, respite or any other fund you have to purchase Leisure Buddy hours. Leisure buddies are here to assist you to get involved in what-ever leisure, sport and recreation activity you want to participate in (as long as it’s legal).

You may just need some assistance to connect with the right people, or you may want more intensive ongoing personal support. Our guys are able to assist you to plan for the future, and to develop the knowledge and skills you need to enjoy the benefits of being actively involved in the community.

Spin Out

         

Spin Out is a wheelchair sports program. We run Spin Out through two offerings:

Wheelchair Basketball competition

We regularly run a full basketball competition where you can join a team and compete in the Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association alongside the rest of the basketball community. The competition runs in line with the regular basketball seasons of the association. Our Leisure Buddies are able to assist you to join and participate in an existing team or you can start a new one and join in with your friends.

Hire Out and Education

We regularly hire out the basketball wheelchairs for all sorts of events and training and education activities. You can either just hire the chairs or we can provide coaching and education sessions tailored to your requirements. Come and talk to us about your ideas and we can develop a package to bring them to life.

We can assist you with organisational development as well. You can run team building events, leadership development, and novelty sports programs.

We also use the Spin out Wheelchairs to run various come and try days for other wheelchair sports.

Please take the time to have a look at Our Brochure and get in contact with us if you have any further queries.

Project Work

ATLAS regularly runs all sorts of projects to assist the community to learn about and improve and develop accessible and inclusive facilities and events.

We also from time to time run training and education courses to assist people to advocate for improvements to access and inclusion in the community