Starfish Tri Athletic coach Ben Luscombe uses passion for fitness as fuel to open Capalaba sports recovery centre

STARFISH Tri Athletic head coach Ben Luscombe says it was his passion for fitness that saw him open a sports recovery centre for athletes of all abilities at Capalaba in March.

NEW VENTURE: Ben Luscombe is known for his work as head coach of Starfish Tri Athletic. He has opened a sports recovery centre at Capalaba.

NEW VENTURE: Ben Luscombe is known for his work as head coach of Starfish Tri Athletic. He has opened a sports recovery centre at Capalaba.

The Starfish Tri Athletic head coach - who suffers from hearing loss - said his background in sports training at a junior development and emerging elite athlete level had helped him start the business, called Sports Training and Recovery Australia.

"Recovery is very much an untouched area unless you are at the elite level," he said.

"My goal was to bring these services to everyday people as I see an opportunity for participation for people with disabilities."

Luscombe said running a business during the coronavirus crisis had been a challenge but is breathing a sigh of relief after it was announced that the centre was due to reopen in line with revised restrictions on Saturday, May 23.

He is a National Disability Insurance Scheme participant and said his goals for the program included progressing his career and growing his business.

"I want to continue my career by accessing assistance in scribes for my courses to maintain my qualification and professional learning," Luscombe said.

"Without a scribe I find these courses very difficult as most of them are lectures only.

"Having access to NDIS supports has allowed me to connect better with my family."

Those with a disability can enquire about NDIS by calling 3565 8600 or contacting Carers Queensland on 1300 999 636.

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