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Aspiring Youth Holiday Programme - Rotorua

The first week of school holidays we met at Westbrook Promary School, who gave us the use of their beautiful school Hall.

Jo Jackson our fantastic support volunteer helped run the day after learning how to referee Boccia. 

Dave MC Calman from Halberg ran a session  on wheelchair basketball which all 7 youth their siblings and parents thoroughly enjoyed.

Westbrook donated another days ude for the second week, we Jo ran Boccia, Alexia adapted indoor soccer and we had another game of the favoured wheelchair Basketball.

Rotorua Basketball are storing our chairs to assist with growing a wheelchair basketball programme in Term 3/4.

We had 15 attend the 2nd week programme in Rotorua and with a dedicated volunteer, it wont be long until we get an Apirinfg Youth programme running regularly in Central Bay of Plenty.

Once this is established, we will look to build Eastern Bay of Plenty. 

Youth Holiday Programme

Aspiring Youth Holiday Programme - Rotorua The first week of school holidays we met at Westbrook Promary School, who gave us the use of their beautiful school Hall. Jo Jackson our fantastic support volunteer helped run the day after learning how to referee Boccia.  Dave MC Calman from Halberg ran a session  on wheelchair basketball which all 7 youth their siblings and parents th
07/29/18

Congratulations to our NZ reps from the Bay of Plenty-Squad member Toby and Assistant Coach Murray Lipinski

Two members of the Bay of Plenty Powerchair Football club (Toby Lipinski & Jacob Lane) joined forces with two from Northland Powerchair Football club (Brennan Massey & Barry de Geest ) and entered as BOPLAND   Taupo 7 th  8 th  9 th  July   Day one of NZPF Nationals. 7 th  July Opening game was Bopland (Bay of Plenty & Northla
07/17/18

Badminton and Table Tennis

Aspiring Youth continue to meet regularly, trialling new sports, gaining new members and welcoming a new volunteer to the Team. Last Thursday 10 youth supported by their mums, teacher or teacher aide met at Memorial Hall for a catch up on whats happening with the  AIMS and Halberg Games. Para Table Tennis is another sport added to the AIMs games as a choice of pathway for either local club
07/05/18

Activ8 Tournament Runners Up

This month, the Bay of Plenty Powerchair Football club attended the Waikato ParaFed Activ 8 Tournament in Morrinsville. We won the first two games and only needed to draw the last to take out the title. But it wasn't to be beaten by 3 goals to one in the last match to come second in the Tournament Even a New player take to the court on her second ever visit to a Powerchair football event. 
06/19/18

Aspiring Youth -Cross Country/Field events

Parafed Bay of Plenty Youth Development Programme - Aspiring Youth, will have their second session - meeingt at Tauranga Domain, 10am, 24 May, to learn skills for cross country and athletics field events. They will have assistance from Jack McSweeney, the Bays up and coming Para cyclist. Jack spent several years with Athletics NZ working in schools and is especially good with adapting technique
05/14/18

NZ Wheelchair Rugby Championship. Round 1

The Bay of Plenty Steamrollers will travel to the South Island to represent the Bay in competition We wish them all the best, we know they have been practising HARD OUT! and so from all of us at Parafed Bay of Plenty, we just wanted to say GO THE BAY!!
05/07/18

Disability Surfing -"Catch a Wave"

What a beautiful day to catch a wave (disability surfing) and share the aroha (surfers volunteering their time for others to surf) 5 disabled surfers and several volunteer surfers from Hibiscus Surf School had a blast on Saturday at Mount Beach, utilising the Beach Mat and Flight Centre Beach Chair. It was grea to see. chairs, walkers etc parked up ion the beach, while their users had simply ..
02/28/18

Wheelchair Sport in the BOP

The season for Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby has started!  . Wheelchair Basketball starts Mon 5 February 6pm -7.30pm contact: Shane Davies  info@parafedbop.co.nz   0279783932 Wheelchair Rugby starts Mon 12 Feb 7.30- 9.00pm contact Amanda Lowry  info@parafedbop.co.nz   021525824 Where:   Memorial Hall, Tauranga     &
02/13/18

Parafed BOP Junior Disability Games Team 2017

HALBERG JUNIOR DISABILITY GAMES - Team BOP 2017: Jackson Brown Nico Dunn Ellie Jones Aiden Lints Mattias Makai Mykal Mayne Brooke Parker Alice Sampson Siobhan Terry Ben Westenberg Parafed BOP are super proud of all our athletes that competed at this weekends games in Auckland (6-8th Oct) Well done! What an awesome experience! Please get in touch with us if you would like to be involved with o
10/13/17