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NEW ZEALAND WINS 12 PARALYMPIC GAMES MEDALS

Congratulations to the New Zealand Paralympic team who have finished the games with 12 medals (6 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze).


WE THE 15

Launched ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, #WeThe15 aims to end discrimination towards persons with disabilities and act as a global movement publicly campaigning for disability visibility, accessibility, and inclusion.

ParaFed Canterbury is proud to support this initiative and raise awareness of the 15% of the worlds population with a disability.

Find out more: www.wethe15.org




TICKETS ON SALE - AWARDS FUNCTION

The ParaFed Canterbury Awards Function will take place on Saturday 27th November 2021 at Riccarton Park - The Show Gate. Our function is once again proudly supported by McDonald's Canterbury.


It promises to be another great night and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate together and recognise our members achievements from 2021.


Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by contacting Kerry on kjenkinson@parafedcanterbury.co.nz


NOW OPEN - 2022 ACADEMY APPLICATIONS
Applications are now open for the 2022 ParaFed Canterbury Academy Programme and close on Monday 25th October 2021.

The programme provides support to athletes, coaches and officials on their pathway to high performance programmes, and ultimately representing New Zealand. Those selected in the programme will receive a funding grant, have the opportunity to attend academy seminars, and have their achievements promoted through the year.

There will be three levels of support for athletes, along with coach & officials scholarships.


Athlete Application
(PDF version) and (Word version)

Coaches & Officials Application
(PDF version) and (Word version).


PARAFED CANTERBURY SWIM MEET

The ParaFed Canterbury Swim Meet will take place on Saturday 30th October 2021 at Jellie Park. Entries are now open.

Entries close on the 10th Oct.
Entry Form


PARAFED NETWORK REGIONAL SERIES
We are excited to once again be part of the 2021 ParaFed Network Regional Series. Information on our events will be available shortly.


PARAFED CANTERBURY AWARDS FUNCTION

SAVE THE DATE: The ParaFed Canterbury Awards Function will take place on Saturday 27th November 2021 at Riccarton Park (The Show Gate).

More information and ticket prices will be available closer to the time. Our function is once again proudly supported by McDonald's Canterbury.


BURWOOD HOSPITAL POOL REOPENS

The Burwood Hospital hydrotherapy pool is now reopen. Our first session back will be Wednesday 15 September 2021.

As per the hospital guidelines, everyone is required to scan in and wear a mask into the venue. Pool users are required to keep their masks on until just before entering to water and must maintain a 2 metre social distance from other pool users.


PARAFED CANTERBURY OFFICE REOPENS

The ParaFed Canterbury office is now open for our normal hours (8.30am – 4.30pm).


We require all visitors to scan using the QR code at the Melrose reception, and then again when entering the ParaFed Canterbury office. Masks need to be worn when moving through the Melrose building, but can be removed in the ParaFed Canterbury office.
 

If you, or anyone from your household, are sick or unwell, you must stay home.

THANK YOU TO THE OFFICIALS & VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to all the officials and volunteers who were involved in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games. Special mention to Canterbury's Ruth Liong and Trevor Spittle who were officiating at the Para athletics competition.


HOLLY ROBINSON WINS GOLD IN TOKYO

Rio 2016 silver medallist Holly Robinson has now become a Paralympic gold medallist tonight in Tokyo in the Women’s Javelin F46. The medal tally for the New Zealand Paralympic Team now sits at 12 medals including 6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.


Robinson took to the field in Tokyo for the first time tonight along with her long time competitor Holly Arnold (Great Britain). She threw consistently throughout the evening and left us all in suspense as she stepped up to take her final throw and threw a gold medal winning 40.99m


The silver medal was won by Noelle Roorda (Netherlands) throwing 39.26 and bronze to Holly Arnold (Great Britain) throwing 39.73.


Robinson’s world record of 45.73m set in 2019 was not challenged tonight in Tokyo.

  
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