Hills Athletics Academy

This Inclusion in Action video features Summer Giddings, an up and coming Para-athlete, and her coach Matt Rawlings. Summer and Matt share how they make inclusion happen for athletes with disability at the Hills Athletics Academy.

“Inclusion is important because it breaks down barriers in society.”

Matt Rawlings, Coach

“He understands our movement patterns associated with our disability […] and he adapts the program to our needs.”

Summer Giddings, Para-Athlete

“… you might have five athletes all present with the same disability but they might process things all differently, so always be open to trialing new things…”

Matt Rawlings, Coach

“It’s not hard for clubs to be inclusive but by being inclusive it can open up opportunities for people with disabilities to compete and be the best they can be.”

Summer Giddings, Para-Athlete