In association with the Carbine Club and the Auckland Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust, Parafed Auckland is extremely pleased to launch our 2018 Scholarship Programme to support the next generation of Auckland Paralympians.
The new programme was developed in consultation with Paralympics NZ in 2016, and has been very successful in it's first year. The programme is designed to target support to those with the potential to not only attend, but win medals at future Paralympic Games. Parafed Auckland CEO Hamish Meacheam summed up the intent of the programme, "As a grassroots organisation our primary focus has and always will be on supporting athletes to get into sustainable community sport, but thanks to partners such as the Auckland Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust, and the Carbine Club, we are very happy to be able to support more of our members to reach the pinnacle of Para-Sport, our results from year one show we are on track to achieve that."
Some of the standout recipients from 2016 include Rio Paralympian Tupou Neiufi and Para athletics breakout star Keegan Pitcher, who won two bronze medals at the 2016 World Para Athletics Championships in London.
To receive more information and or to fill in an online appliaction, visit this page; http://www.parafedauckland.co.nz/scholarship-application/
Application close on the 1st of December at 4pm.