Sport Whanganui works with clubs, schools and organisations to create opportunities for people with a disability to participate and compete.

Our organisation advocates for inclusiveness so that more people can be more active more often, no matter what their abilities.

We work closely with local schools and clubs to support people to attend programmes and events such as Sport Ability Days and Halberg Games. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can support you or your whānau, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Sarah Craig at 06 349 2300.

Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone should have the opportunity to be actively involved in whatever sport or activity they choose, in whatever capacity they choose. Everyone should be encouraged to participate and enjoy play, active recreation and sport without prejudice, in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Head to the Sport New Zealand website for diversity and inclusion information and help with policies for your club or organisation.

Halberg Foundation

The Halberg Foundation aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled young people by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation. Halberg Active is a ‘one stop information shop’ for physically disabled young people and their families. This includes information about funding, programmes and events such as the Halberg Games, inclusion training, and funding through the Halberg Activity Fund.

For more information visit the Halberg Foundation website or contact the regional advisor John Sigurdsson.

Halberg Active | Halberg Foundation

Special Olympics

Special Olympics New Zealand is first and foremost a sports organisation but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; as well as a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life.

The sports provided in Whanganui are:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Swimming

If you are interested in any of these or would like to volunteer please contact Jan Bublitz or check out the Special Olympics Whanganui Facebook page.

Special Olympics New Zealand

Wheelchair Basketball

Keen to try wheelchair basketball? Open to all ages and abilities, these weekly sessions are for anyone wanting to try something new or looking to pick up new skills. No experience required, wheelchairs are supplied. An ultimate goal is to build a wheelchair basketball team that can enter into local and regional competitions.

Wheelchair basketball sessions are currently held every Thursday from 6-6.45pm at Springvale Stadium. For more information, please contact Sarah Craig on 027 282 6717.