Disability Sport leads a network of clubs and activity providers, taken collectively we have a sport and recreation activity suitable for all, no matter your age, ability or inclination.
The first step to getting involved is to fill in an Athlete Expression of Interest Form, after that we will contact you to discuss how we can get you in the game!
THE ADAPTIVE PT
Over the last couple of years, Michael Hynard has set-up the only Adaptive Athletes program in New Zealand and grew it from scratch to currently about 160 adaptive athletes per week, with great success. His clients range from the both physical and cognitive impairments.
He has set up the F.A.M. Program (Functional Adaptive Movement) and is currently working out of two respected CrossFit facilities in Auckland.
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.
Auckland WheelStarz Junior Basketball
Junior Wheelchair Basketball with regular training and competition. Quality coaching and parent led – this club is the first of its type in New Zealand and is very welcoming to any new players aged 8-21.
Auckland Wheelbreakers Wheelchair Basketball Club
New Zealand’s largest and most successful Wheelchair Basketball Club, quality coaching available for new players, regular training and inter-regional competition at all levels.
DISABLED SURFERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND (DSANZ)
The Disabled Surfer's Association of New Zealand caters for all disabled people wanting to experience the surf in a safe, happy environment.
The association started off in Australia over twenty years ago and has been running successfully ever since. The Disabled Surfers Association of New Zealand (DSANZ) is a not-for-profit association relying on volunteers and donations from the community.
It is the only organisation in the world that specifically caters for people with a disability wanting to try surfing.
Auckland Wheelchair Rugby (Auckland Rhinos)
The home of some of the worlds best Wheelchair Rugby Players! Wheelchair Rugby is the only full contact wheelchair sport, designed for tetraplegics but also suitable for quad amputees, those with C.P. and others. A friendly welcoming well organised club
Auckland Powerchair Football Club
Powerchair Football is a fun exciting team sport for people who use a powerchair in their day to day life. There are two clubs in Auckland, the Auckland Powerchair Football club based at the Parafed Gym in Otara, and the North Auckland Powerchair Football club that is based at the Massey University recreation centre in the North Shore.
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. Please register your interest on our Para Athletics page:
Parafed Auckland run a small training group under the coaching of Shaun Foley, it is designed for athletes who are able to swim multiple laps and wish to train for regional and national events. We work with Swimming NZ and Paralympics NZ to identify and develop athletes who wish to take the sport seriously. Please contact the Parafed Auckland office for more information: email@example.com or 09 270 2503.
Parafed Auckland Shooting Club
Parafed Auckland has developed a world class accessible shooting facility in Mount Eden, where regular trainings and competitions for indoor 10m air rifle and hand gun shooting take place. Target shooting has pathways all the way through to the Paralympic Games, with several of our members competing overseas in recent years. The club welcomes all, including those in powerchairs, wheelchairs and people with a visual impairment.
Physical Disability Rugby League
A new sport that was developed in Australia and has spread to Auckland. Physical Disability Rugby League is ideal for anyone who can run or walk but has some physical impairment. Rules are modified including a system that identifies those who wish to be tackled vs. those who wish to play a tag version.
Auckland is the city of sails, so it only makes sense that we would be home to the world’s biggest (& best) disability sailing club. Sailing can cater for all athletes, regardless of impairment. Full coaching is available, including a land based simulator that can give you all the skills you need without getting wet!
Boccia is a game of skill and strategy and is a truly inclusive sport in which men and women of all ages and abilities can play together. Similar to lawn bowls and petanque, boccia is a non-contact target sport that is played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court and can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three.
Much much more
We have many members involved in a variety of sports such as Waka Ama, Table Tennis and much more. Please contact the office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 270 2503.