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17 July, 2021

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The sun sank behind the mountains, as cars filled with eager attendees, arrived at the Mackay PCYC. The night was to be a special presentation dedicated to our All-Abilities Cutters team and their warm-hearted supporters before the Special Needs and Group Support (SNAGS) Disco.

By Jacob Cumner

The sun sank behind the mountains, as cars filled with eager attendees, arrived at the Mackay PCYC. The night was to be a special presentation dedicated to our All-Abilities Cutters team and their warm-hearted supporters  before the Special Needs and Group Support (SNAGS) Disco.

 Some of these supporters included politicians such as Member for Capricornia George Christensen, Labour Candidate for Capricornia Shane Hamilton, member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert and Member for Whitsunday Amanda Camm. Financial supporters of the group were also acknowledgedand awarded certificates of appreciation.

Once it was the team’s turn to receive their award, they went up one by one as Mackay Regional Councillor, and team coach and mentor, Martin Bella proudly read out the nicknames he had given each of them. Ms Gilbert brought forward the medals for the players and Mr Hamilton placing them around their necks.

 The players’ families, friends and support workers were overjoyed to see their young heroes presented in such a way that recognises how they have forwarded the world of sports to include people of every ability.

This is what the world needs: more acceptance in an all-inclusive environment for people of all genders, ages and abilities. These are truly the moments I live for as a journalist. I only wish to help those who aim to reach their highest achievements, like these fantastic athletes.


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