Adaptive Snow Sports is about providing accessible support systems to allow people with a wide range of disabilities to take to the snow and experience the freedom of snow sports with a great group of people.
2023 Adaptive Snow Sports dates are below:
3-6 August (Adaptive Snow Sports Festival), Remarkables Ski Field, Queenstown
25-27 August, Cardrona Ski Field, Wanaka
8-10 September, Cardrona Ski Field, Wanaka
If you're interested in trying out Adaptive Snow Sports get in contact with Kelly Nooy, Sports Development Officer (details at bottom of page).
Athletics is run where athletes will learn the fundamental skills for running, jumping, and throwing. Through this programme, we are hoping to build confidence and eventually, connect with athletics clubs around the region. It is also a great oppourtunity to improve skills in preparation for the Halberg Games!
Boccia is a test of muscle control and accuracy, requiring high focus and concentration. The goal of the sport is to throw or bowl your ball so they land as close as possible to the ‘jack’ ball, similar to petanque. Boccia is open to athletes with a high level of cerebral palsy or related neurological conditions. Players can compete as a team or individually. It is played indoors on a smooth surface. Athletes throw, kick or use ramps to propel the ball onto the wooden court.
The Dunedin Boccia Club sessions are 5:30-7:00 every Wednesday at the Sargood Centre
The Halberg Games aims to provide high-quality sporting opportunities for young disabled people. It provides the youth with a pathway to the Paralympic Games as well as provides them with an opportunity to experience participation and enjoyment through being physically active.
The Regional Halberg Games 2022 was an amazing time! In 2023 the Halberg Foundation are back to running the National event in Auckland. Date: 14-16th April, Kings College, Auckland
If you're interested in the Halberg Games, get in contact with Kelly our Sport Development Officer
ParaFed Otago can run swimming sessions if demand presents itself, otherwise we can help connect you with the right swimming club or support you to find suitable lessons if you need them. Swimming is a crucial life skill all New Zealanders should have knowledge and capability in. So if you want any support in your swimming, please let us know!!
Wheelchair Basketball is similar to able-bodied basketball, the size of the court, hoops, and balls are all the same. The only difference is that a player must dribble the ball every two pushes of their wheelchair; otherwise, that player will be called for traveling.
If you're interested in playing Wheelchair Basketball check out our Facebook page:
Wheelchair Rugby is a game that is specifically designed for tetraplegics (three limbs are affected by the disability). It is a cross between basketball, American football, and ice hockey. The game is played on a basketball court, and four players per team compete at any one time.
Trainings are Tuesdays at 5:30-7:00 at the Edgar Centre. Regular updates and any time changes are on our private Facebook page, please get in contact about signing up.
If you're interested in playing Wheelchair Rugby, please get in contact with Kelly our Sport Development Officer and in the meantime, check out their Facebook page:
If you're keen to try out any of the sports that ParaFed Otago offers check out our Facebook pages or contact Kelly Nooy, Sports Development Officer.
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