All abilities get a go

All Abilities Football coach Connor Irwin, 15, coaching supervisor and South Mildura senior coach Paddy Irwin, participants Harley Jacobson, 11, Kira Cooper, 13, Rebecca Shugg, 11, coach Georgia Leutner, 15, and participant Zack Jacobson, 10, prepare for an inclusive football program.Picture: Louise Donges

All Abilities Football coach Connor Irwin, 15, coaching supervisor and South Mildura senior coach Paddy Irwin, participants Harley Jacobson, 11, Kira Cooper, 13, Rebecca Shugg, 11, coach Georgia Leutner, 15, and participant Zack Jacobson, 10, prepare for an inclusive football program.Picture: Louise Donges

FOR 15-year-old Georgia Leutner, participating in the Mallee Sports Assembly’s All Abilities football program was a chance to fulfil a passion of hers.

Leutner, with Irymple Secondary College classmates Connor Irwin and Declan Loveridge, coach a group of All Abilities footballers through an Auskick-style session on Friday afternoons – giving those footballers a chance to be a part of Australia’s game.

“My sister has autism and we’re only 10 months apart,” Leutner explained.

“I’m really passionate about having more opportunities for people who aren’t so fortunate like us every day.”

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