It is a program run during the school term in collaboration with Rugby WA Clubs. Each groups is supported by an Occupational Therapist, Rugby Coach and helpers.
The following age groups are available:
Sense Rugby was founded in October 2015 by Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Carlien Parahi and Australian Rugby Sevens Olympian, Jesse Parahi.
Sense Rugby is a rugby based Occupational Therapy program designed to help kids who usually find it difficult to be part of a sports team. There are many reasons why kids may struggle to find success and enjoyment in sport. We are here to help you get to the bottom of it and send them on their way to success. Most of the kids we work with live with some of the following developmental delays and conditions:
Some of the goals families have when they join a Sense Rugby program include for their kids to:
Sense Rugby has a few key values that help us help kids. We always have an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist that works with trained rugby players to help the kids to achieve success. We utilise a child’s strengths and their motivation to help them to participate and we focus on creating a positive successful social experience first and foremost.
Volunteers play a huge role in helping run Sense Rugby. Volunteers can be high school students (can count towards volunteer hours for school), OT Students, Exercise Science Students, or anyone who has some knowledge of rugby and has an interest in supporting kids.
What’s involved in being a volunteer?
Becoming a volunteer is easy!
All you need is a current Working with Children Clearance and Police Clearance. We will provide you with a Volunteer Welcome Pack with all the important information and safety video.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, just sign up below.