Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport

WHEN: 

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024.  

WHERE:

Mercury Baypark Arena, Tauranga - SAT 9-5pm & SUN 9-3pm for Wheelchair Tournaments, Have-a-go Sessions, including Trailrider demonstrations.

Club Mount Maunganui - SAT 10-1pm for Bowling, Petanque and Croquet "Tri Games"

Sailability, Sulphur Point, Tauranga Marina - SUN 10-12pm Sailing Sessions

WHO:

Anybody with a physical disability, including low vision and hearing impairments and their whanau, friends and supporters. The have-a-go sessions are fully inclusive for ALL to enjoy.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Contact Suzanne - suzanne@parafedbop.co.nz 

The Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport is a high energy 2 day event which brings together physically disabled athletes from across the nation, competing in multiple sports codes, over one weekend and fun have-a-go sessions across multiple codes for youth, whanau and low vision athletes.

We will celebrate our athlete's successes with a casual annual awards event on Saturday evening from 6.30-8.30pm.  

WE INVITE NOMINATIONS BY 12 APRIL  Award Nomination Form

Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Basketball will have a 2 day national tournament at Baypark Arena.  Wheelchair Rugby Teams are invited to register via their local club, Parafed or contact Rob at Admin@wheelchairrugby.org.nz for the registration details and the Wheelchair Basketball Registration is for individuals to complete if they wish to participate in the Kotahitanga Collective. There are two rounds, the first round being part of the Festival of Disability Sport and the second in Palmerston North in August. Players can enter in one or both rounds and contact the Tournament Directors - Glenn McDonald-  glennmcdnz@hotmail.com or Pauline Cant whaeapauline@gmail.com.  Or Register Here: Wheelchair Basketball Registration

WHAI V AIRS Tickets - Friday 26th April We welcome all participants who arrive in the Bay Friday night to the WHAI Basketball Game - Ask Suzanne about a Discount Code - suzanne@parafedbop.co.nz

Whether you participate or spectate, it will be high energy fun!

PLAY Jo from Parafed Bay of Plenty, who currently delivers the FLIPA programme into schools will have a station on Court 7 from 10-12pm on both days. There will be fun games set up, including oversize Jenga and Connect 4.  

HAVE-A-GO Sessions - Saturday and Sunday at Baypark Arena. We invite members, supporters and their whanau to join in with the have-a-go sessions, sponsored by Star Group (Latitude 37, Roxy Cantina and Master Kong) We will have Blind Sport NZ at the Courts on Sunday to adapt for Low Vision.  We encourage those that are not visually impaired to join in with a blindfold to get a feel for the games.  More information below;

Saturday 27th April 

10-2pm

Court 7 - 10am -12noon  Badminton, 12-2pm - Northern District Cricket and Boccia
Court 8 - 10am - 12noon  Hockey without Limits, 12-2pm Flag Football

11am

Court 4 -  "All Stars Game" of Wheelchair Basketball - A fun game of Wheelchair Basketball with Rep Players, Ex NBL Players, Whai Players and Coaches, playing against Wheelchair players!

11.30am

Court 9 - Sponsors Game of Wheelchair Rugby - Watch our sponsors battle it out against some of our Wheelchair Rugby Players!


Sunday 28th April

10-2pm  

Court 7 - 10am -12noon Badminton, 12-2pm - Northern District Cricket and Boccia
Court 8 - 10-11am Table Tennis, 11am-12noon Surfing Drills, 12-2pm Flag Football

11am

Court 7 - Wheelchair Badminton Showdown Game

***We are taking Boccia Registrations due to the high demand, please complete the below form;

Boccia Registration

Yoga - Aimee from Body Fusion will deliver a Wind Down Yoga Session from 1-2pm in Court 7 "Yoga Room" 

Blind Low Vision will deliver "Tri Games" - Lawn Bowls, Petanque and a Croquet rotation at Club Mount Maunganui on Saturday - 10am until 1pm.

Please complete the below form;

Tri Games Registration

Sailability Tauranga will be at  Sulphur Point, Tauranga Marina on Sunday from 10am-12pm. 

Please complete the below form;

Sailability Registration

Market Place (Foyer of Bay Park)

Wish4Fish will be at the Stadium over the 2 days to share information about how to book this amazing FREE fishing charter for people with any disability.

Physio and Sports Massage will be provided at the stadium over the 2 days by the Healthvision team.

Hibiscus Surf School - Will have information on their awesome Adaptive Surf Programmes.

Next Step Gym - Will be positioned in Court 8 with some equipment and also have information available in the Foyer

Please contact suzanne@parafedbop.co,nz if you have any enquiries or to register your interest.  We welcome volunteer enquiries too.

Check out the video from our 2019 Festival of Disability Sport and also our Facebook and Instagram Pages below.

It is going to be heaps of fun and we look forward to seeing you there! 

Suzanne Morrison - Festival Co-ordinator, Parafed Bay of Plenty

Festival of Disability Sport Facebook Page

Festival of Disability Sport Instagram

Sponsors 2024

Thank you Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund and our Sponsors and Donations for 2024.



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