PARA ATHLETICS

Parafed Auckland run a monthly training group for athletes who wish to compete in competitive summer events, such as the national track and field championships or secondary school level events. Open to all ages from 5+ years. We work with Athletics NZ and Paralympics NZ to identify and develop athletes who wish to take the sport seriously.

Para athletics events are held for men and women over a range of classifications and events. Broadly speaking the classification categories are divided into six different types of impairment – visually impaired, intellectually impaired, cerebral palsy and brain trauma, short stature, limb deficiencies and impaired muscle power/impaired range of movement. Some Para athletes will compete in wheelchairs, some with prostheses, while those who are visually impaired receive guidance from a sighted guide.

Please register your interest on our Para Athletics page: