Active8 for Asthma

Activ8 for Asthma encourages kids to participate in sports and not let asthma hold them back!

The Activ8 for Asthma program is for people who work with children in sports, such as coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents and teachers. Through the program you will gain confidence, knowledge and skills to best support kids with asthma in their pursuit of playing sports.

Being active can help kids with asthma stay fit, maintain a healthy weight, strengthen their breathing muscles and help the lungs work better. Playing sport can help kids make new friends, develop problem solving skills and develop teamwork.

Asthma WA encourages sporting clubs to become Activ8ed for Asthma. Asthma WA recognises sports clubs that have Activ8ed for Asthma with an ongoing loyalty program and a free Asthma Action Kit for emergencies.

To promote this program and encourage kids to stay fit and healthy we are holding a colouring competition and invite you to get involved. For more details on our colouring competition click here. 

Online course

Active8 for Asthma

Highly recommended course for anyone working with children within the sporting field. The course contains three modules:

  1. Managing asthma
  2. Asthma and Physical Activity
  3. Asthma First Aid

Cost: FREE     |     Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

At the successful completion of the course participants will be able to save/print a course completion certificate.

If you are having problems with your Activ8 online training please click here to lodge a request for online support.

Asthma Onsite Training

Sporting groups and clubs can organise for a repiratory health educator to provide a one hour onsite training session for staff, parents and volunteers.

Cost: FREE     |     Duration: One hour     |     Minimum attendance: 6 participants

Allergy & Anaphylaxis

80% of people with asthma will also have allergies, such as hayfever, that can impact on their health and ability to participate in sport. For more information on allergies visit Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threathening, sever allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency.

First Aid e-training for anaphylaxis is available free of charge.


The Activ8 for Asthma Program is kindly supported by Telethon.