Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2025.  


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

Club Mount Maunganui - TBC for Bowling, Petanque and Croquet "Tri Games"

Sailability, Sulphur Point, Tauranga Marina - TBC Sailing Sessions


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.


Contact Suzanne - 

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.  

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 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- or Pauline Cant  Or Register Here: Wheelchair Basketball Registration

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

Below is the 2024 Schedule to give an idea of what's to come!

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 


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


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!


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

Sunday 28th April


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


Court 7 - Wheelchair Badminton Showdown Game

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

Yoga - Aimee from Body Fusion will deliver a Wind Down Yoga Session from 1-2pm. Meet in Court 7 to head to a quiet upper level. 

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;

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

Please complete the below form;

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

SiMAX - Hand Cycling Simulators

Circability will be there to greet on arrival on Saturday and you are welcome to have a try!

Please contact,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

We are very grateful to our Funders, Sponsors and Donations

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