WATCH: Over 800 kids with disabilities compete at Gold Coast Cabs Annual Athletics Championships

More than 800 local children with a disability competed at the Gold Coast Cabs Annual Athletics Championships today at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre.

The carnival is the only one on the Gold Coast that is specifically for children with a disability, and allows them the opportunity to participate at a competitive level.

Students took part in more than 400 events across the day, as well as a colourful parade complete with costumes, music and a torch ceremony.


Gold Coast Cabs Little Athletics

PHOTO: Carla Tooma /

Gold Coast Cabs Executive General Manager Benjamin Lee told myGC the best thing about the carnival is seeing all the kids having fun.

“Gold Coast Cabs has been a proud sponsor of this ever for over three decades,” he said.

“It’s so heartwarming to see the kids getting amongst it, having fun and enjoying themselves.”

Paralympian Susan Seipel was on hand to meet and greet some of the kids and told myGC she was thrilled to be at the event.

“I hope that I can inspire some of the kids today and perhaps see some of the next generation of paralympians coming through,” she said.

See some of the kids in action + the parade in the video below:

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Gold Coast Cabs.


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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