Special Olympics Melbourne Inner East Club
The Special Olympics Melbourne Inner East (MIE) club is based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is run by volunteers. Operating for over 45 years, MIE was a founding club for establishing Special Olympics in Australia and currently has the largest membership nationally.
Special Olympics provides weekly grassroots sporting, recreational and social activities, and prepares athletes for competition pathways ranging from club events to regional, state and national games, culminating in the Special Olympics World Games. Our club runs year-round sports training, coaching and competition for over 200 registered athletes with intellectual disabilities, helping them to lead a full and rich life. The sporting opportunities delivered for our athletes, via dedicated volunteers, are athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling (tenpin), cricket, equestrian, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics, swimming, tennis and wintersports (alpine skiing and snowboarding).