At Sport Wellington we want everyone to have a life-long involvement and sport and active recreation. Below are some fantastic organisations and people who help to ensure that for people with disabilities this can happen.
Think you might like to get involved, but not sure where to start? You will find information and contact details below on the following organisations:
- Halberg Disability Sport Foundation
- Paralympics NZ
- Parafed Wellington
- Blind Sports NZ
- Deaf Sports NZ
- Special Olympics NZ
- Achilles NZ
Halberg Disability Sports Foundation
The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation's Vision is to help build a society in which all New Zealanders have equal opportunity to participate in sport and recreation - with No Exceptions.
The Foundation's Mission is to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.
Halberg AllSports is the Foundation's community programme that provides sport and recreation opportunities for physically disabled young people. More information about Halberg programmes can be found at - www.halberg.co.nz
Contact: Erin Fitzgerald, Disability Sport Advisor, Wellington & Hawkes Bay
021 550 943 email@example.com
Paralympics New Zealand
Paralympics New Zealand is affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee, and is recognised by Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) as the National Sports Organisation for disabled athletes.
Paralympics New Zealand supports and encourages opportunities for disabled people to participate in sports, from regional, national and international levels. Sports are offered through a network of Regional Parafed Associations, National disabled & able-bodied Sports Organisations, clubs, coaches and individuals.
Paralympics New Zealand provides athletes and coaches access to international competitions, such as the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and IPC World Championships.
ParaFed Wellington is a non-profit organisation that supports sport and active leisure for people with physical disabilities.
Some of ParaFed Wellingtons programmes are integrated with mainstream sports and ParaFed Wellington have developed ongoing partnerships with many able bodied sports organisations. ParaFed Wellington is committed to providing assistance and resources, including funding assistance for equipment. More information about ParaFed Wellington can be found at - www.parafedwellington.co.nz
Contact: Catriona McBean
04 387 9640 firstname.lastname@example.org
Blind Sport New Zealand (BSNZ)
BSNZ is New Zealands National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for blind sport, and is recognised by Sport NZ and Government as a leader int he support and provision of sport and recreation opportunities to New Zealands blind and visually impaired community. NSNZ works closely with Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) to provide opportunities for blind and visially impaired atheltes to compete at national and/or international events, while driving growth in participation across sport and recreation activities in the community.
Contact: Daniel Shepherd
021 410 384
Deaf Sports NZ
Deaf Sports New Zealand (DSNZ) was established in 1963 and is the only national organisation which is responsible for sports raising the profile of Deaf sports in New Zealand. The organisation is an affiliated member of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (formerly CISS) and has several Associate Members being National Deaf Sports Associations, which host their own Open Championship events. the New Zealand Def games is the largest part of the DSNZ sporting calendar.
Contact: Andries van Zyl, Central Zone Contact
Wellington Deaf Society, 32 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington
Clubrooms are open Fridays from 7pm email@example.com
Special Olympics NZ
Special Olympics New Zealand is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. Special Olympics NZ offers a year-round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with an intellectual disability. More than 7000 athletes throughout NZ participate in 13 different Olympic-type summer and winter sports. More information can be found at - www.specialolympics.org.nz
Contact: Lower North Island
04 560 0369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Achilles International is a worldwide organisation whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, promote personal achievement, and enhance self-esteem and lower barriers.
Achilles International NZ provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like the Taupo Half Marathon, the Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington Marathons (and more), as well as the high-profile international New York Marathon.
Contact: Naomie Lye