Exploration Series: Becoming Sports Stars by Georgina Clutterbuck
Start: 1 Aug 2019 6:30 pm
End: 1 Aug 2019 8:00 pm
This public lecture by Charles Sturt University lecturer Georgina Clutterbuck will use the example of a community-based sports group, called Sports Stars, to explore the barriers and facilitators to participating in sport for children with disabilities and the ways that these can be overcome.
Georgina will explore public and professional perceptions of sport for children with disabilities and how this affects sports participation. Ultimately, the discussion will offer real-world, evidence based actions that can be taken by community members, allied health professionals and researchers to enhance the participation of children with disabilities in sport and physical recreation.
Georgina Clutterbuck is a Physiotherapist who has spent the last decade helping children with disabilities learn to move so that they can play, learn and grow. Georgina has taught into paediatric courses at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, and is currently a lecturer at Charles Sturt University- coordinating the Neurological Physiotherapy and Paediatric Physiotherapy courses for the inaugural cohort of Port Macquarie’s Physiotherapy course. Georgina’s research sits at the intersection between health, sport and education sectors and her goal is to bridge the gaps that prevent children with disabilities from participating in life-long enjoyable physical activity. She is in the final stage of her doctorate which included a state-wide randomised controlled trial of the physiotherapist led introduction to sports group for children with cerebral palsy, called SPORTS STARS, which she developed. Georgina has presented her research across North America, Australasia and Europe and is delighted to present in her new home-town of Port Macquarie.