These heroes have ability - and they are not afraid to use it.
On Saturday, Heroes with Ability hosted an International Disability Week Sports Clinic at Michael Clarke Recreation Centre in Carnes Hill "to inspire and be inspired" by heroes with ability.
About 20 participants with physical and intellectual disabilities attended the three-hour event hosted by Heroes with Ability directors George Tonna and Marco Quintao.
Participants took part in three separate sessions, starting in the gym before learning rugby league and football skills and finishing with modified games.
Parramatta Eels recruit Ryan Matterson, the organisation's first ambassador, attended the event to show his support, writing on Instagram: "Thank you for allowing me to witness our heroes of today accomplish anything."
George, who has used his own experience with cerebral palsy to create opportunities for others living with disability establishing the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Association in 2010, said the event was not only one of a physical nature.
"We are mindful about depression issues for people with a disability so it was good to have that social inclusion and have people interacting with each other," he said.
"The event showcased that people with a disability can take part in sports and normal activities."
The Heroes with Ability 10-week Afford program will start in February with three different programs to inspire, teach and motivate participants.
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