Team Auckland Halberg Games Training


We think every child/youth with a physical disability should have the opportunity to take part in regular physical activity and sport. With the Halberg Games not far away, we want to get everyone moving and excited for the Games. We also want families to have the chance to socialise with one another to help build our team spirit beforehand! We are running and promoting a wide range of sports and activities to build some of the skills needed during the Games as well as encourage regular physical activity.  


For 8 - 21 year olds with physical or visual impairments. Some of the local activities have certain age requirements but we hope there's something for everyone. 

This is a sports programme, not day care. Parents/carers are required to stay for the session to provide any assistance their child may need. Those who are independent may only be left after discussions with Parafed Auckland staff. 


There are two different types of activities for this year's training programme:

  • Whole Team Activities - some travel required but worth the effort for that all important team bonding. Included in the programme fee. 
  • Local Activities - with options across Auckland we're working with other providers to make sure there is regular, local activities for you to engage with. Additional costs involved. 


Whole Team Activities

Para Swimming Masterclass & Pizza Party: Join Rio 2016 Paralympians Rebecca Dubber and Jesse Reynolds for a swimming masterclass designed for all abilities. Afterwards we will have a fun pizza party with fun games so you can hang out with new friends and parents & guardians have the chance to socialise with one another (did someone say BYO?).

  • Sun 19th August, 1:45 - 3:30pm, AUT Millennium, Rosedale - Masterclass
  • Sun 19th August, 4:00 - 6:30pm, Meadowood Community House, Unsworth Heights - Pizza Party

Group Athletics: A fun introduction for those that are new to Para athletics, whilst also developing the skills of those who have had prior experience. Come together with others from throughout Auckland to improve your skills and challenge yourself!

  • Sat 1st September, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Owairaka Athletics, Mount Roskill 
  • Sun 16th September, 10:00am - 12:00pm, AUT Millennium, Mirangi Bay 

Swimming & Athletics Fun Day & BBQ: With the Halberg Games less than a week away, come and show off your athletics and swimming skills! This day will be filled with fun competitions and a delicious BBQ.

  • Tue 2nd October, 10:00am - 6:00pm, Kings College, Otahuhu

Halberg Games: An annual three day sports tournament open to 8-21 year olds with a physical or visual impairment. With 22 different sports on offer there's something for everyone. This is where we show all the other regions that Auckland is the best! Check out the Halberg Games website here: 

  • Fri 5th - Sun 7th October, Kings College, Otahuhu


Local Activities

Local Athletics: We will be running, jumping and throwing at your local athletics clubs to learn new skills and challenge ourselves. This is a great introduction to your local athletics club and local coaches. With the smaller group size you can pick up the basics before the group athletics sessions later on.

  • Suitable for: 5 - 21 years
  • Cost: Free
  • Where & When: 
    • Wed 8th August, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Owairaka Athletics, Mount Roskill 
    • Fri 10th August, 4:00 - 5:30pm, Waitakere Trust Stadium, Henderson
    • Sun 12th August, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Pakuranga Athletics Club, Pakuranga
    • Mon 13th August, 4:00 - 5:30pm, AUT Millennium, Mairangi Bay
    • Thu 16th August, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Papakura Athletic & Harrier Club, Papakura 
    • Wed 22nd August, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Owairaka Athletics, Mount Roskill
    • Fri 24th August, 4:00 - 5:30pm, Waitakere Trust Stadium, Henderson 
    • Sun 26th August, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Pakuranga Athletics Club, Pakuranga
    • Mon 27th August, 4:00 - 5:30pm, AUT MiIllennium, Mairangi Bay
    • Tues 28th August, Halberg South Auckland Sports Day, Pulman Park, Takanini

Fit & Fun: Come along and take part in group exercises all designed to get you moving and improve your fitness. Try out boxing, slam balls, relay races and many more!

  • Suitable for: 5 - 12 years
  • Cost: $15 per 5 week term
  • Where & When: 
    • Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30pm, CrossFit Waitakere, Henderson 
    • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Parafed Auckland/Spinal Unit, Otara 
    • TBC - North Shore venue

Strength & Conditioning: Fun strength & conditioning sessions based on a circuit training/cross fit approach making it fully inclusive. All ages. All impairment types. All welcome.

  • Suitable for: 12+ years
  • Cost: $15 per 5 week term
  • Where & When:
    • Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30pm, CrossFit Waitakere, Henderson
    • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Parafed Auckland/Spinal Unit, Otara 
    • TBC - North Shore venue

Michael Hynard F.A.M Programme: Strength and Condition, utilizing weight, gymnastic and cardio training protocols

  • Suitable: 8+ years
  • Cost: Generally in a group from $10 to $25 per head. One-on-One available (Prices on request)
  • Where & When: 
    • Various times - Reebok CrossFit 09, 1/118 Asquith Ave, Mount Albert
    • Various times - CrossFit NZ, 14 Thomas Peacock Place, St Johns

Pt Chev Inclusive Sports Club: This programme is all about developing fundamental movement skills and introducing different sports in a fun, safe, inclusive environment. No two sessions are the same! 

  • Suitable for: 5-12 years
  • Cost: Free
  • Where & When:
    • Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4.15pm, Pt Chevalier School (31st July - 4th September)

Table Tennis: Give table tennis a go in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment! Learn a new sport and improve your table tennis skills over the month.

  • Suitable: 8+ years
  • Cost: $10 (5-week course)
  • Where & When: 
    • Every Sunday in September, 12:00 - 2:00pm, Manurewa Table Tennis Club, Manurewa

Wheelstarz Wheelchair Basketball: Suitable for those with physical disabilities who are able to propel a wheelchair and follow simple instructions.  You do not have to be a regular wheelchair user to play.  Several of our players are ambulant.

  • Suitable: 10+ years
  • Cost: Free
  • Where & When:
    • Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Massey University Recreation Centre, Albany 
    • Saturdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Parafed Auckland/Spinal Unit, Otara

Achilles New Zealand Running: 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. Come along for a running session with the support of experienced guides and runners.

  • Suitable: 10+ years (athletes under 14 years must have a parent/guardian run with them)
  • Cost: Free
  • Where & When: 
    •  Every 2nd Sunday, 8:00 - 9:00am, various locations

Gymnastics: Develop fundamental movement skills and have fun at the same time.

  • Suitable: 5+ years
  • Cost: Varies per club
  •  Where & When:
    • Mondays 4:00-5:00pm, GymCity Papatoetoe
    • Various times available, Pakuranga/Howick Gymnastics CLub
    • Various times available, TriStar Gymnastics, Mt Roskill
    • TBC, North Harbour Gymnastics Club

Adapted Football: A great opportunity to learn to play football or enhance existing skills in a friendly inclusive environment. 

  • Suitable: 5+ years, for those who are ambulant or use a walker or sticks
  • Cost: $90 per year
  • Where & When: 
    • Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:15pm, Kolmar, Papatoetoe

Powerchair Football: A fun exciting team sport for people who use a powerchair in their day to day life. 

  • Suitable: 10+ years who are able to communicate
  • Cost: Varies per club
  • Where & When:
    • Sunday bi-weekly trainings, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Auckland Spinal Unit, Otara
    • Saturday bi-weekly trainings, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Massey University Recreation Centre, Albany

Boccia: A tactical game similar to lawn bowls, typically for those with higher levels of Cerebral Palsy.

Details TBC. 


This includes: all group activities, entry into the Halberg Games (valued at $100), a team hoodie, local athletics sessions and a $30 voucher that can be spent on any of the local activity options. 

Payment can be made via bank transfer to the Parafed Auckland bank account:12-3117-0039236-00. Please let us know if you would like to pay in installments. 

We can also accept Cerebral Palsy getPhysical vouchers. 

If you have financial concerns, then please get in touch and we can look to subsidise the programme for you. We don't want anyone to miss out!


How to sign up

Please fill out the following form to register for the programme. A member of our team will then be in touch to confirm your registration.

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Phone: 09 270 2503