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Boccia New Zealand National Championships Results
ParaFed Canterbury Boccia Club was represented by a strong team of 6 athletes at
the 2014 Boccia Nationals held in Wellington from 3 – 6th October.
Thomas Chin, Robin Haskell, Graeme Sudlow, Andrew Hocken, Jeremy Morriss and Matt Whiting all represented Canterbury well with some great results.
In a nail-
Meanwhile, Australian Ashleigh Jamieson caused a major upset in the BC3 competition, winning the title 5-
The Kiwi / Open grade final was an intense affair with Australia's Phil Bates using his experience to beat Northland's newcomer Bill Henry to claim the gold medal 7-
BC1, 2 and 4 combined grade
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22nd September 2014
NZ Cup 2 Shooting
A big thank you to those that travelled down to compete in the NZ Cup 2 on 20th -
With entry numbers low, the NZ Cup Round 2 was held in the Parafed Canterbury Shooting Club’s Range, in the Marshland Hall.
Thankfully the weather gods gave us great weather for the weekend, albeit, a bit cool on Sunday.
Friday afternoon had some of the shooters getting in a practice session, to zero in for the competitions on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s competitions was a mix of the SH1 R3 and the SH2 R4 Matches, this enabled the six shooters to compete in the one detail.
The Finals were held separately, with the SH1 R3 Final held first, followed by the SH2 R4 Final, this was a closely contested match. Unfortunately Rob Smith was unable to compete in the R4 match.
Gold Cameron Frew
Silver Larry Fa’Aaliga
Gold Grant Philip
Silver Phillip Skinner
Bronze Max Hales
Sunday was a mix again with the SH1 R1 and the SH2 R5 matches. Some good scores from these competitions.
The R5 Final was held first, this was a fantastic match, with three shooters tied partway through. Great stuff!
The R1 Final followed, thank you to Cameron Frew for sitting in to shoot against Larry, for a bit of competition.
Gold Larry Fa’Aaliga
Gold Max Hales
Silver Phillip Skinner
Bronze Jason Eales
NZ Cup 2014 Trophies
SH1 Certificate Larry Fa’Aaliga
SH2 1st Place Grant Philip
SH2 2nd Place Max Hales
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11th September 2014
Boccia South Island Championship
13 athletes from across the South Island descended on Christchurch looking for crucial
ranking points to help their chances ahead of the National Championships later this
As the 2-
After topping the group in pool play, two-
In the Kiwi / Open combined divison, Andrew Hocken stunned his competitors and fellow clubmates beating Craig Gadsby the final 6-
The South Island Boccia Championships was a Boccia New Zealand sanctioned event. For the full results, please visit the
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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Canterbury Anthea Dixon
Paralympian Anthea Dixon starts the New Zealand charge at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Tuesday afternoon (France time) in France.
It is the first time New Zealand has had a para-
Dixon says Doncartier has most definitely “brought his A game” to WEG and she knows to achieve personal bests, it will come down to the finer details.
“I will be paying attention to all the little details,” she said. “He feels a million bucks, and that's the most important thing.”
While the competition is rich, with the gold and bronze medallists from the London Olympics both at WEG, Dixon says she just worries about riding the best she can. Her main competition will come from the British and Dutch camps.
Doncartier's owner Robson says the moment she saw her 18-
The chestnut – who has more stamps in his passport than most people – has competed successfully at international level for her, but she felt it was getting too much for him.
“That said, he wasn't ready to retire, so it is perfect,” said Robson.
“He loves going to shows, being the centre of attention and feeling like he is number one.”
Robson, who trains Dixon and Doncartier, is hopeful the combination will crack 70%
“Both of them are more than capable of a medal if everything goes right on the day.”
Dixon will use Tuesday's team test as a warm-
“Anthea took what she learnt at the London Paralympics and has progressed to a whole new level,” he says. “I believe she is more than capable of a personal best here at WEG.”
WEG is also the first Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualifier for the discipline.
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New Zealand Short Course Swimming results
The New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships were held in Wellington on 2nd to 6th September. There were some top results from New Zealand's own stars Mary Fisher and Nikita Howarth who both continued to blitz current world records. Representing Canterbury we had Jacquie Ruth and George Adam who both competed and received some great results so well done to them both.
Jacquie Ruth: 100m Breaststroke SB6 2nd -
400m Freestyle S6 3rd -
100m IM SM6 4th -
100m Freestyle S6 4th -
200m IM SM6 3rd -
50m Backstroke S6 4th -
50m Freestyle S6 7th -
George Adam: 50m Freestyle S14 4th -
200m Freestyle S14 2nd -
100m Freestyle S14 3rd -
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Burwood Recreational Pool is REOPENING on Wednesday 17th September
We are please to announce that finally the Burwood Hydrotherapy Pool will reopen to ParaFed Canterbury members from Wednesday the 17th September 2014.
From this date and until the pool closes over the Christmas period our pool sessions days and times will be:
Wednesdays: 4.30pm -
Sundays: 1.00pm -
All users must be current members of ParaFed Canterbury and there will be a $2 per session cost to be paid to our supervisor each time you use the pool.
These sessions are not for lane swimming.
To join ParaFed Canterbury please visit our office at 108 Sawyers Arms Road in Papanui – Melrose Wheelchairs or Look on Home page for membership form.
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ParaFed Otago New Sport Development Officer is Kieran Wall
ParaFed Otago appointed Kieran Wall as their new Sports Development Officer on the 1st September 2014. Kieran will be responsible for all ParaFed Otago’s Sport Development within the Region and is located at the Sport Otago offices.
The position was made possible through the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation “No Exceptions” funding and is a first for the region.
The position will be assisted by ParaFed Canterbury for the first 12 months and all parties are excited about the opportunities the new position will give the disability sport sector.
Kieran’s details are:
Cell: 022 043 3768
Office: 03 474 6347
Golden glow for Para-
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled with the performance of Sophie Pascoe and
Nikita Howarth, the two New Zealand Para-
Pascoe along with Games room-
This topped off a great Games for Sophie as she easily won her second gold medal in the 200m Individual Medley SM10. Her time of 2:27.74 was over four seconds ahead of silver medallist Australian Katherine Downie.
“I have had a limited build-
“So I was really pleased and surprised to be only two seconds off my world record tonight. It was a good swim and I wanted to go out on a good note.”
PNZ Head Swim Performance Coach Jon Shaw says, “Tonight Sophie dug deep and showed
what a remarkable athlete she is. Her, and coach Roly Crichton's goal was to win
two gold medals for her Nation at the Commonwealth Games...mission accomplished.
What a remarkable achievement.” He continues, “Sophie now moves onto the next competition
in Pasadena, California where she will join the rest of the NZ Para-
15 year old Nikita Howarth placed 5th in the 100m Freestyle S8 and 7th in the 100m Breaststroke SB9.
Jon Shaw said, "Nikita put in a great effort on the World stage. She has been working hard on some technique changes that will carry her forward into other international competitions this year and also towards 2016. She is gaining great experience as part of the NZ Commonwealth Games Swim Team."
Nikita will also join the NZ Para-
Nikita Howarth S8 100m Freestyle -
Sophie Pascoe SB9 100m Breaststroke -
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Sophie Pascoe SM10 200m Individual Medley -
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17th July 2014
Wheelchair Basketball NZ Inc North Island Championships
The Canterbury Wheelchair Basketball team competed in Wellington at the National
Championships on 5 -
Wheelchair Rugby Nationals
The Wheelchair Rugby Nationals were held in Auckland on 11 to 13 July with teams from Australia also coming over to compete. On the Friday evening there was a outstanding performance by the Wheel Blacks to beat the Australia team by 58 to 55. Congratulations to Wheel Blacks and here are the results from Tournament:
Best in Class went to,
1.0 Jai Waite
1.5 Richard Voris
2.5 Maiz Amai
3.0 Dan Buckingham
3.5 Chris Bond
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships
Good luck to Canterbury Grant Philip competing at Suhi IPC Shooting World Champs
on 19th July. Currently the NZ Para-
2014 Sports Person of the Year
First Place Art Award
Pat Edmonds (Right)
presented by Chris, Art Tutor
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