Special Olympics

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Special Olympics – Launceston 2020 – POSTPONED
Australian Junior National Games

Rainbow Club is thrilled to announce we have accepted an invitation to send a team of Rainbow Club delegates to the Special Olympics Australian Junior National Games in Launceston, Tasmania in October 2020.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for our members to represent Rainbow Club at a national event. Please check the eligibility criteria, speak with your swimming teacher to set your goals and start training to be a Rainbow Club athlete!

2020 Special Olympics – POSTPONED
Australian Junior National Games

Dates: postponed date to be confirmed 
Launceston, Tasmania


To apply to be a Junior Games Athlete Click Here

To apply to be a Volunteer Team Support Official Click Here

Eligibility criteria at a glance:

  • Aged between 8-15 (in October 2020)
  • Confident to swim in deep water
  • Must attend the Rainbow Club Family Carnival on 7 December 2019
  • Available 19-21 October 2020 and other dates for Training Camp TBA
  • Children will travel as part of a team with Rainbow Club teachers volunteering as team carers/coaches

2020 Special Olympics
Australian Junior National Games

Launceston, Tasmania will be the host city for the 2020 Special Olympics Australian Junior National Games. There will be an Opening Ceremony on 19 October 2020 with competition running until the Closing Ceremony on 21 October 2020.

The Junior National Games and National Games are important pathways for Special Olympics athletes. They help athletes set goals and then work towards those goals, sometimes for many years. This aspiration is important in helping people with a disability stay active and involved in sport.

The event is expected to attract more than 1,800 Special Olympics athletes (along with families and volunteers) to Launceston for their chance to participate in the competition.

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