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Below is a list of local, inclusive sporting and recreation organisations who you can connect with and participate in physical activity

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Achilles International is a worldwide organisation whose mission is to enable people of all ages with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, promote personal achievement, and enhance self-esteem and lower barriers

The local Dunedin chapter meet at Sundays fortnightly at 9am at the entrance to Logan Park Drive

Next meeting:  30 May, 13 June, 27 June, 11 July, 25 July, 8 August, 22 August, 5 September, 19 September, 3 October, 17 October, 31 October, 14 November, 28 November, 12 December (last for 2021)


New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Dunedin branch are one of 56 voluntary (not-for-profit) Riding for Disabled groups around New Zealand, and are affiliated with the New Zealand Riding for Disabled Association. 


Their mission is to provide confidence, independence and well-being for people with disabilities through therapeutic horse riding and horse care. The Dunedin Group RDA (DRDA) was established in 1973. The location of Dunedin RDA has changed over the years but they now have their own land in Fairfield, Dunedin.

 If you have any questions, email Katy, Operations Manager, at 


Lee Hart and his team of volunteer instructors help students learn techniques from different martial arts styles. Adding some physical and mental Budo training can make a huge difference in the student’s life!

Currently, they teach Karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of their special students.


If you would like to join them please use one of the contacts below. In addition to students, they also welcome volunteer helpers and instructors.

Lee Hart: 027 738 6012 or Lynda Belcher:



IRON Warriors is based out of Sky fitness gym in central Dunedin from 10.15am until 12pm on Monday - Friday.

They aim to provide FREE support for a variety of long term injuries and disabilities. They help educate various aspects allowing ongoing progression, taking into consideration exercise, nutritional advice, functional movement and support no matter what disability.


For more information and to get involved, contact Nick Chisholm at


Sailability Otago have just starting to get up and running having completed their first successful Open Day in early March. 

They aim to provide access to safe sailing, to enrich the lives of Dunedin people with an intellectual or physical disability. All sailing days will be held at Broad Bay Boating Club.

For more information, please contact Anette Seifert at

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Table Tennis Otago run an inclusive club with Para athletes training alongside able bodied athletes.

Table Tennis Otago are here to serve the needs of our community and to provide opportunities for all players to play their sport. Table Tennis is a great sport for everyone and is especially good for developing coordination and for keeping the mind active.

Table Tennis was one of the first sports introduced to spinal cord injured patients and other people with disabilities at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the UK by the late Sir Ludwig Guttmann, also known as the father of Para sport.

If you are interested in Para table tennis opportunities, please contact Connor from ParaFed Otago, or 022 043 3768 or contact Table Tennis Otago at

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