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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS HOURS

ParaFed Canterbury Office
The ParaFed Canterbury Office will be closed from lunch time on Thursday 21 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018.

Burwood Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
The last Burwood Hydrotherapy Pool session will be Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will restart on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

















COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM NAMED

Canterbury Para swimmers Sophie Pascoe and Celyn Edwards have been named in the New Zealand swimming team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Pascoe and Edwards will be joined by past ParaFed Canterbury member Holly Robinson who was named in the New Zealand athletics team earlier in the month.




















PARAFED CANTERBURY CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

ParaFed Canterbury celebrated their 50 year anniversary and 2017 Sports Awards with a spectacular function at the Show Gate Function Centre at Riccarton Racecourse on Saturday 25 November 2017.

Sophie Pascoe, New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian, was named the 2017 ParaFed Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year for a record 10th time. Earlier in the evening, Pascoe was also awarded ParaFed Canterbury Life Membership and joins only 12 other Cantabrians to be awarded this honour.

Over 150 guests were treated to various displays and on screen “moments in time” that celebrated the key years and people that have been part of ParaFed Canterbury’s history.

The event was sponsored by McDonald’s Canterbury, a family owned business who are a fantastic supporter of the Canterbury Community. An additional nine local businesses supported individual sports awards throughout the evening.

ParaFed Canterbury has always had a high profile in the region and a proud history of providing athletes to New Zealand Paralympic Teams. The ParaFed Canterbury alumnus is a who’s who of Paralympic sport, including Pascoe, double amputee mountaineer Mark Inglis, and the late Graham Condon and Neroli Fairhall.



PARAFED CANTERBURY RECEIVES CIVIC AWARD
To top off what has been an amazing 50th year, last week ParaFed Canterbury was presented with a Civic Award from the Christchurch City Council for the work providing sporting opportunities to Cantabrians with physical disabilities.


ParaFed Canterbury was one of 12 groups and individuals to receive 2017 Civic Awards. These were presented last Wednesday night by Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

















2017 AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following award winners.


Sportsperson of the Year - Sophie Pascoe
Junior Sportsperson of the Year - William Stedman

Emerging Talent of the Year - Lilian Exton

Spirit in Sport Award - Hamish Cleary

Club Swimmer of the Year - Ieuan Edwards

Boccia Player of the Year - Jeremy Morriss

Shooting Club Ultimate Shot Award - Grant Philip

Wheelchair Rugby Most Valuable Player - Sholto Taylor
Graham Condon Scholarship Recipient - Celyn Edwards
Phil Humphreys Most Valued Volunteer - Alex McIntyre



2018 ACADEMY PROGRAMME

ParaFed Canterbury are pleased to announce the 12 Para athletes and 3 coaches who will be part of our Academy Programme for 2018.

Level 1
Celyn Edwards - Para swimming
Scott Martlew - Para canoe
William Stedman - Para athletics

Level 2
Ella Benn - Para swimming
Thomas Chin - Boccia
Ieuan Edwards - Para swimming
Lilian Exton - Boccia
Jeremy Morriss - Boccia
Jono Nelson - Para cycling

Junior
Alisha Mill - Boccia
Sarah James - Para athletics
Lili-Fox Mason - Para swimming

PNZ Cyril Smith Coach Scholarships
Felicity Lowen - Para swimming

Paul Odlin - Para cycling

Rhys Pryde-Wall - Para swimming

ParaFed Canterbury Club Swimmer of the Year
Ieuan Edwards, presented by Kayne Tukapua