1 in 4 New Zealanders identify as disabled.
Our passion is giving everybody, of every ability, the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We inspire disabled people to become involved in sport and active recreation by showcasing opportunties and pathways.
We enable by making it easy to become involved and by providing funding.
And most importantly, our members achieve.
Last weekend the dsport team of 13 athletes took part in the 2019 Halberg Games.
Over the 2 days of competition, our athletes competed in swimming, athletics and boccia tournaments as well as trying out powerchair football, golf, table tennis, netball, taekwondo and gymnastics.
Lincoln took out both the Moment of the Games and the Spirit of the Games awards.
Noah was named most valuable player in powerchair football, Deanna for netball, Erin for taekwondo and Joel for cricket.
On day 1 Erin stormed home in the 75m to win, followed by Deanna in end place. Mitchell won in a number of the strongly competed races against the other Mitchell!
Day 2 saw Corran win the discus with a throw of 34.01m, closely followed by TP 32.28m. Harry placed 2nd in his age group for discus with a very respectable 14.57m. First timers Falcon won the 400m in his age group and Lucas 3rd in the 50m and 100m sprints.
Liam and Felix also competed in swimming and athletics.
This year also saw the largest contingent of whanau supporters join us from around the country. Thanks to you all for making this year's games one of the best ever.