Parafed Auckland Junior Programme- First Quarter


We believe every child/youth with a disability should have the opportunity to try new things and to take part in regular sporting and recreational opportunities.

We want to provide a gateway for young people to try new sporting and recreational opportunities that they may have otherwise not had the opportunity to do so, with the hope that they go on to participate regularly in activities of their choice.


Thanks to our incredible partners, Snow Sports NZ, Disabled Surfers Association and Sailability Auckland, we are extremely excited to announce our first round of activities for 2019:

  • Snow Sports

  • Surfing

  • Sailing

With a fun, friendly and supportive environment providing a great introduction to physical activities for our young people, there is sure to be something for everyone!


The programme is open to anyone aged 5-21 with a disability looking to have an introduction to new activities alongside other young people and their families.

Family and whanau are encouraged to attend and support.



What: In conjunction with Snow Sports NZ and supported by Halberg, we wish to invite you to an introductory Adaptive Snow Sport weekend with specialist equipment and instructors for a taster to Skiing or Snow Boarding.

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to watch and socialise from the cafe viewing while their child is skiing/snowboarding, with light refreshments provided by Parafed.

Snow Sports NZ will provide equipment, lessons and instruction, Its not just playing in the snow.

Date: 2nd and 3rd of March

The 2nd of March will be for sit-skiers (athletes in wheelchairs) and the 3rd March will be for visually impaired young people and athletes who can stand.

Time: 1pm-4pm

Where: Snow Planet, 91 Small Rd, Silverdale, Auckland 0992

Cost: $30 per person

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our Snow Sports Session is now full for this session, please get in contact if you would like updates on any future Snow Sports opportunities.

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What: Parafed Auckland will be attending the Auckland Disabled Surfers Association Have a Go Day as a fantastic opportunity to have a go at surfing alongside their trained volunteers with specialist equipment.

No experience is necessary and volunteers will cater to your experience and confidence in the water. There will also be beach activities to participate in throughout the day.

Parents and/or caregivers must attend to support for this activity.

A BBQ will be supplied by DSA after the day’s activities.

Date: 23rd March

Time: 10am-1.30pm

Where: South Piha Surf Club, 23 Marine Parade South, South Piha

Cost: FREE

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What: Sailability Auckland are providing the perfect opportunity to try out Sailing at their Learn to Sail session, with their aim to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to sail in safety and to experience adventure and freedom – building mobility, self confidence and pride through achievement with the help of their specialist coaches and volunteers.

Their specialist equipment ensures that the boats do not capsize and there will be a chase boat out on the water to make sure no one misses out on the action.

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Date: 6th April

Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Z Pier, Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland City.

Cost: $5


To register:

Please fill out the following form to register for any (or all) of the above activities.

A member of our team will then be in touch to confirm your registration and to update you on more information. *please make sure you indicate which activities you are registering for

Name *
Please select all activities you wish to sign up for
I am happy for Parafed Auckland to share my details with Snow Sports NZ, Auckland Sailability and Disabled Surfing Association about upcoming opportunities I may be interested in
I agree to follow all safety instructions provided to me by the event organisers and volunteers, and to comply with all health and safety precautions dictated by venue (Snow Plannet, Sailability and Disabled Surfing Association). *

contact details

Get in touch with Katie for any questions or inquiries.

Email: Phone: 09 270 2503 or 022 584 9667