Rising up to the challenge

The power of sport helps bring communities together.

ParaFed Manawatu along with Sport Manawatu are dedicated to inspiring and encouraging people with physical disabilities to participate in sport and recreation.

ParaFed Manawatu

ParaFed Manawatu aims to support local athletes with disabilities to achieve their goals in sport and recreation. Disability sports in the region that we help promote include: Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, Boccia, Archery, Table Tennis, Golf, Shooting, Adaptive new sports: Lawn Bowls, Cycling


ParaFed New Zealand

In 1968, the New Zealand Paraplegic & Physically Disabled Federation (ParaFed New Zealand) was formed as the National Sports Organisation for people with disabilities, to enable an official team to represent New Zealand at the Paralympic Games in Israel. Fifteen competitors attended and returned with one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

Having changed its name to ParaFed New Zealand in the early nineties, a further change was made in October 1998 to Paralympics New Zealand. This was to gain greater public awareness and raise the profile of disability sport by focusing on its most prestigious event –the Paralympic Games.


Disability Sports in the Manawatu

Friday 3-6pm; Freyberg Community Pool
Contact: Carla L’Huillier (Coach)
Mob: 021 2954562
Email: sk.miller@xtra.co.nz

Sunday 12.30 – 2.30pm; Highbury Whanau Centre
Contact: Donna Lewer
Mob: 021 252 8224
Email: d.lewer@hotmail.co.nz

Mon 5.30 – 6.30pm; Manawatu Community Athletic Track, Massey University;
Contact: Ann Jayet
Mob: 027 211 8528
Email: Jayet@xnet.co.nz

Thursday 3.30-4.30pm; Palmerston North Club
Contact: Helen Johnson
Phone: 06 356 8964
Mob: 027 258 8558
Email: helen.johnsonsport@xtra.co.nz

Tuesday 6.30-8.00pm; Palmerston North Community Centre, Ferguson Street
Contact: Lyn Ryan
Mob: 027 4440637
Email: gelryan@xtra.co.nz

Mon 5-6.15pm; Awatapu College
Contact: Ann Jayet
Mob: 027 211 8528
Email: Jayet@xnet.co.nz

Ten Pin Bowling:
Wed 5.45-7pm; Bowlarama, Palmerston North
Contact: Peter and Christine Huntingdon
Phone: 06 3234344
Email: huntos@xtra.co.nz

Power lifting:
Human Movement Gym
Contact: Marianne Poole
Phone: 06 3561570
Email: nabba@inspire.net.nz

Indoor Bowls:
Tuesdays 7 – 8.15 pm; Lutheran Church Hall
Contact: John Stewart
Phone: 06 355 0323
Mob: 027 360 4641

Snow Sports:
Contact: Helen Johnson
Phone: 06 356 8964;
Mob: 027 258 8558
Email: helen.johnsonsport@xtra.co.nz

Table Tennis:
Contact: Helen Johnson
Ph.06 356 8964
Mob: 027 258 8558
Email: helen.johnsonsport@xtra.co.nz

Contact us

For more information

Please contact Helen Johnson, Sport Advisor.
Get in touch with Helen on 027 258 8558
Contact us