Para Sport Pop Up

This new and innovative initiative was launched in Auckland to mark 1 year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Para Sport Pop Up will travel around New Zealand in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, telling the story of New Zealand’s 50-year Paralympic history, increasing awareness of Para sport and positively influencing community perceptions of disabled people.

Different ‘have a go’ Para sport activities are available with the Pop Up including:

  • Vertical jump test challenge: try and jump as high as a Paralympian
  • Handcycle challenge
  • Give Wheelchair basketball a go
  • Blind football Virtual Reality experience
  • Play a Boccia game
  • Get a photo with Someity on the photo wall
  • Learn more about Para sport
  • Meet with Paralympians, Para athletes or local Para sport stakeholders
  • Leave messages of support for the NZ Paralympic Team
  • If all the ‘have a go’ challenges have been completed, participants can enter the draw to win wireless headphones from Harvey Norman

Read more about the launch of the Para Sport Pop Up here.

Schools and tertiary institutions are welcome to attend to the Para Sport Pop Up events. If you would like to register your interest, please contact our Events Coordinator Laure Gruffat at lgruffat@paralympics.org.nz

UPDATE – The Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) team and Board have been monitoring the developments of the Covid-19 virus (Coronavirus) daily and have been in constant communication discussing the impact of this global pandemic on our Para athletes, staff, stakeholders and the staging of upcoming events and activations. In response to the latest developments we have made the decision to postpone all Celebration Project events and Para Sport Pop Up activations during April and May. We will communicate rescheduled dates in the following months.

Christchurch

Date: TBC
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: TBC
Entry: Free, please donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo 2020

Dunedin

Date: TBC
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: TBC
Entry: Free, please donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo 2020

Wellington

Date: Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June 2020
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: tbc
Entry: Free, please donate to support the New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo 2020

The Para Sport Pop Up is proudly supported by: