The AOC’s message is “Have a Go” at any Olympic sport on June 23rd as a way of increasing everyone’s physical and mental health.
AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll says with 44 Olympic sports available, there’s something for everyone.
“On Olympic Day, right around the world, people are encouraged to spend 30 minutes engaged in some form of physical exercise.
“We’d love to see Australians get moving by “Having a Go” at an Olympic sport. Take that time on Olympic Day with friends, colleagues or even by yourself to get moving for 30 minutes.
“Sport has significant physical and mental benefits for everyone, no matter your age or background. Everyone is different, so matching yourself to an Olympic sport makes it easy. For some, it might be getting back into a sport they love.
Australians can get involving in Have a Go on Olympic Day in three simple steps:
1) Choose an Olympic sport
2) Work out how you are going to #HaveAGo on Olympic Day 23 June
3) Share the content on social media on the day
Details about how to Have a Go on Olympic Day can be found at www.olympics.com.au/olympic-day/have-a-go-2023
Mr Carroll said starting with 30 minutes gives everyone the encouragement to build into an ongoing involvement.
“Having a Go is what Australians do. Not everyone is going to be an Olympian but everyone can have a go. Start on Olympic Day and keep it going through to July 23rd, which marks nine years to go until the Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympic Games.
“Who knows, a child that has a go this Olympic Day might be competing for Australia at the Brisbane 2032 Games. For the rest of us, hopefully we will be healthier and happier.
Schools across the country will be hosting Have a Go events.
Following application from 114 schools who entered a draw, the following seven schools will receive a special Olympic Day visit from an Olympian. Congratulations;
- Good Shepherd Primary School, Amaroo, ACT (Canberra)
- Gordonvale State High School, Gordonvale, QLD (Cairns)
- Campbell Street Primary School, Hobart, TAS (Hobart)
- Notre Dame College, Shepparton, VIC (Shepparton)
- Waddington Primary School, Koondoola, WA (Perth)
- Sadleir Public School, Sadleir, NSW (Sydney)
- Playford College, Elizabeth, SA (Adelaide)
Additionally, Australian Olympic Pathway School, Narrabeen Sports High School, North Narrabeen, NSW (Sydney) will also receive a visit, while Savannah Fitzpatrick (Tokyo 2020 – Hockey) returns to her old school, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School (NSW North Coast) for a special Olympic Day talk.
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