Sunshine Coast Club

We’re proud to be part of the Special Olympics network that provides a range of sport, recreation, social and health opportunities, for people with an intellectual disability to have fun, be healthy, build self-esteem, demonstrate courage, and make friends.

Special Olympics Sunshine Coast Club


Sunshine Coast
PO Box 1059
Cotton Tree QLD 4558

To contact our club please email

Jaqui Watkins

Vice Chair
Graeme Hight

Vicki Kennedy-Grills

Judi van der Meer

Membership Officer
Rebecca Carter

Sports Coordinator
Rita Mitchell

Uniform Coordinator
Donna Eichmann

Athlete Representative
Charley Escher

General Committee
Karen Beardmore
​Daniel Byrne
Latasha Escher
Jackson Grills
Virginia Howie
Margaret Robertson

Sports Training

Thursday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Goodlife Community Centre
100 Buderim Pines Drive
Buderim QLD 4556
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meridan Community Church
70 Springs Drive, Meridan Plains
Rita Mitchell (Coordinator) 0420 934 196 
Margaret Robertson (Coach) 0410 470 945

Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am
Sunshine Coast Bocce Club
Victory Park
28 Laidlaw Road
Woombye QLD 4559
Merryl Holland (Coordinator) 0439 469 463
Brad Oliver (Coach)  

Bowling (Tenpin)
Friday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Suncity Tenpin
8 Mari Street
Alexandra Headland QLD 4572
Robyn Burne (Coordinator) 0432 259 781
Damien Rowbotham (Coach) 0424 308 237 

Start date: (TBC when a coach is found)
Sunshine Coast Indoor Sports
32 Kayleigh Drive
Maroochydore 4558
Judi (Coordinator) 0422 360 629

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Registration 3:45pm
15 Gibbs Court
Diddillibah QLD 4559
Karen Beardmore (Coordinator)
0414 533 221 
Darrell Dalton (Coach) 0407 472 526
GPAI Office (07) 5476 0365 (ask for Michelle)

Football (Soccer)
Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Start of season Date: 17 April 
Ballinger Park Sport Complex
(@ Club house)
176 Ballinger Road
Buderim QLD 4556
Judi (Coordinator) 0422 360 629
Neil Hamilton (Coach)

Friday 4:00pm 
Cost $8
Nambour Aquatic Centre
Petrie Road Park
Emily Petty (Coach)
Jaqui (Coordinator)