Para athletics offers a wide range of running, jumping, pushing and throwing events. Canterbury Athletics run an inclusive inter club programme for Para athletes at Ngā Puna Wai during the summer.

Children's Athletics (7-14yrs) - Saturday mornings
Senior Athletics (15yrs +) - Saturday afternoons

Para athletes need to be registered with an athletics club to compete in the inter club competitions. Most athletic clubs offer coaching and training sessions during the week.

Wheelchair Racing & Seated Throwing
ParaFed Canterbury can assist members to get involved in wheelchair racing and seated throwing by providing access to racing wheelchairs, throwing frames and basic coaching.

Training & coaching available via athletics clubs.


Athletics provides opportunities to compete at school events, inter-club competitions, the Halberg Games, New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Track & Field Championships.


ParaFed Canterbury
Hadleigh Pierson
Sports Manager
022 064 3001

ParaFed Canterbury works with local sports clubs and organisations to offer a range of Para sport opportunities to our members. In most cases members will require a classification before becoming involved in competitive Para sport.