Get Started in Para Sport with ACC and Paralympics New Zealand
The Get Started in Para Sport online event is your chance to discover what Para sport is all about. You’ll be able to interact with Paralympians, including Sophie Pascoe and Cameron Leslie, Para athletes and Para sport experts, and connect with Para sports opportunities in your region.
This free and accessible online event is on 6 May and 7 May 2021. An outline of the programme is below.
Register now to receive event information and programme updates.
Thursday 6 May 2021 6pm-8pm
|6.00pm||Welcome by hosts, including gold-medal winning Paralympian #142 Dan Buckingham|
|6.05pm||Session 1: Hear from Para athletes about their journey to Para Sport, the challenges they’ve faced, what they love about it, and their tips for getting started.|
|6.40pm||Session 2: The Road to the Paralympic Games – from community level to high performance Para sport. Find out what the pathway is all about from the people who know and case studies from different Para sports.|
|7.20pm||Session 3: Classification - the process demystified. What is Classification, why it is essential within Para sport, what is involved in the process and an opportunity to have all your questions answered. Join Paralympian #164 Cameron Leslie to learn all about it and ask any questions you may have.|
|7.50pm||Final Q&A and event wrap up.|
Friday 7 May 2021 2pm-4pm
|2.00pm||Welcome by hosts, including Gold-medal winning Paralympian #142 Dan Buckingham|
|2.05pm||Session 4: The importance of mental wellbeing in Para sport and high-performance preparation – an interview with a Paralympian.|
|2.40pm||Session 5: Hear from our incredible Para athlete panel as they share their different experiences of getting started in a range of Para sports.|
|3.20pm||Session 6: Where can you take part in community Para sport ? Find out what’s available in your region.|
|3.40pm||Session 7: Get active now! Join our fun, adaptive, online sport session. Michael from FAM (Functional Adaptive Movement) will lead you through some strength and conditioning movements. No equipment needed!|
Watch event here
Get Started in Para Sport will be live between 6-8pm on Thursday 6 May, and between 2-4pm on Friday 7 May.
If you have any queries or questions, or need help to register, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +64 9 526 0760.