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2019 ACADEMY APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications are now open for the 2019 ParaFed Canterbury Academy Programme.

Application Form - Athletes

Application Form - Coaches

The goal of our Academy Programme is to support ParaFed Canterbury athletes and coaches on their pathway to high performance programmes, and ultimately representing New Zealand at World Championships and Paralympic Games.

Those selected in the programme will receive a funding grant, have the opportunity to attend academy seminars (ie: drug free sport, nutrition, media training), and have their achievements promoted through the year.

Applications must be received by ParaFed Canterbury by Thursday 18th October 2018.














MARTLEW WINS SILVER
Congratulations to Scott Martlew who has won silver in the KL2 200m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Portugal.

The Christchurch-based paddler, who had been second fastest heat qualifier, made a blistering start to establish a clear lead from the reigning world and Paralympic champion and pre-event favourite Curtis McGrath of Australia.


Martlew flashed through halfway with a third of a boat advantage only for McGrath to unleash a scintillating final 70m to accelerate clear of the Kiwi and grab his seventh world title in a time of 41.735 – just 0.635 clear of the 25-year-old. Mykola Syniuk of Ukraine was some way back in bronze (43.230).


















EXTON WINS CANTERBURY BOCCIA SECONDARY SCHOOL TITLE
Congratulations to the 22 students who competed at the 2018 Canterbury Secondary School Boccia Championships.


Some fantastic results from our ParaFed Canterbury boccia players, who took out the top three placings in the throws competition. Lilian Exton won her first Canterbury Secondary School title, defeating Thomas Chin in the final.


1st - Lilian Exton (Avonside Girls' High School)

2nd - Thomas Chin (Riccarton High School)

3rd - Montana Brown (Cashmere High School)

















CHARLOTTE PAWSON NAMED WESTFIELD LOCAL HERO
Thank you to everyone who voted for our very own Charlotte Pawson in the Westfield Riccarton Local Heroes Competition. Charlotte has been selected as a winner along with 2 other very deserving recipients.

PARAFED CANTERBURY SELECT EXCITING TEAM FOR HALBERG GAMES

ParaFed Canterbury is pleased to announce the Canterbury team selected for the Halberg Games to be held in Auckland on the 5th – 7th October 2018.


The Halberg Games is a 3-day national sporting competition held for athletes with physical disabilities. The Canterbury Junior team of 24 Para athletes and 4 staff is the organisations biggest team yet and has been chosen after an extensive selection process which began in March. Team members will compete in the sports of athletics, boccia and swimming.


Charlotte Pawson (Team Manager) said, “We are thrilled to announce our team two months prior to the games. We have an exciting young team, with 6 athletes making their Halberg Games debut. Along with proving their commitment to training, each athlete has been involved in fundraising, including getting their own individual business sponsor to help them get to Auckland”.


The Halberg Games is a major focus for ParaFed Canterbury and is a breeding ground for future New Zealand representatives. Past team members include Celyn Edwards who represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast this year.


The ParaFed Canterbury Junior Team is:


Para athletes: Montana Brown, Thomas Chin, Hamish Cleary, Alistair Coles, Jyvhen Duell, Lilian Exton, Ieuan Edwards, Ben Gould, Sarah James, Grace Johnstone, Una Kinajil-Reding, Zack Lappin, Samuel Manson, Lili-Fox Mason, Andrew MacKenzie, Dominic McLauchlan, Alisha Mill, Jasper Moss, Charlotte Murphy, Rorie Poff, Amber Proudfoot, Joshua Rae, Gaby Smith, Nico Wildbore.


Staff: Charlotte Pawson, Hadleigh Pierson, Kayne Tukapua, Felicity Lowen


The costs for the team to travel to the Halberg Games is close to $25,000. While the team has raised the majority of these funds, there is still a shortfall to make up.


Donations are welcome via https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/2018-parafed-canterbury-junior-team



For more details, please contact:

Charlotte Pawson

Junior Team Manager

ParaFed Canterbury

Mobile   021 226 9080

Email     cpawson@parafedcanterbury.co.nz