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PARAFED SOUTH ISLAND JUNIOR GAMES

We are excited to be bringing a new competition, the ParaFed South Island Junior Games, to Christchurch on the weekend of the 27th - 29th September 2019.

The games will include the sports of athletics, boccia and swimming, along with a few other activities throughout the weekend. The event will be for athletes with physical impairments and for ages 8-21 years.

Event Information & Entry Forms (PDF version)
Event Information & Entry Forms (word version)

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A huge congratulations to two iconic Cantabrians, Ken Sowden and Ben Lucas, who have just both been awarded Paralympics New Zealand Order of Merits.

They have been recognised for their many years of outstanding service to Paralympics New Zealand and Para sport, which includes being part of the Paralympic Games a combined 9 times.

Ben as a Paralympian in 1996 and 2000, then as the NZ team's Chef de Mission in 2016. Ken as a staff member for the NZ team on 5 occasions 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, then as a representative for the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) in 2016.

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