4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Start Your Journey

The thought of starting your journey into Para sport might seem daunting, but it needn’t be. Paralympics New Zealand works alongside a range of organisations to ensure that you get a big welcome and a fantastic opportunity to discover and learn your new sport regardless of where you live within New Zealand.

From Northland to Southland there are numerous exciting Para sport opportunities around the country. From Para alpine skiing to Shooting Para sport, or youth activity groups to World Masters Games - there is broad range of opportunities on offer for you to get involved in, no matter your age, experience or aspirations.

To get started, the first thing to do is to register your interest with Paralympics New Zealand. This will give us an understanding of your background, interests and ambitions, which will allow us to provide a personalised recommendation regarding the next steps and opportunities best suited to you. Register your interest now for further information on how to get started in Para sport! 

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One of the most popular ways to get involved in Para sport is through your local Parafed. Regional Parafeds deliver a range of disability sport and support programmes, and are a great way to make friends and build skills. There are currently 11 Parafed organisations operating around the country. Each region has its own identity and sports on offer, so contact your local Parafed for more information. A full list and links to the Parafed organisations and other sport providers can be found here.

The most important thing when starting to explore Para sport is to get active and involved in the sport that motivates and interests you. We are happy to help direct you to those opportunities, whether it be with a Parafed, National Sports Organisation or directly with a club.

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