Skip to main content

Who we are

1 in 4 New Zealanders identify as disabled.

Our passion is giving everybody, of every ability, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We inspire disabled people to become involved in sport and active recreation by showcasing opportunties and pathways.

We enable by making it easy to become involved and by providing funding.

And most importantly, our members achieve.

Latest news

Keep up to date with our community

Goalball now available in Wellington

dsport is pleased to announce Goalball is now available in Wellington.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for Para athletes with vision impairments. The sport consists of three players in each team and two goals. Each game involves two halves of 12 minutes each.

Para athletes use blackout masks to ensure equality on the playing indoor court, as the severity of Para athletes’ impairment may differ. The object of the game is for players to throw the ball so that it rolls towards/into the opposite goal, while opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies to avoid conceding a goal.

The rubber ball has a bell inside it to orient players, indicating the direction of the on-coming ball. While play is in progress, complete silence is required in the venue to allow the players to hear and instantly react to the ball.

Training for goalball is held at Queen Margaret College gym on Saturday mornings (9am-11am) on a fortnightly basis in March, then moves weekly from April to August. For training dates check out our Events page


2021 Award recipients

2021 Award recipients named

Congratulations to our dsport 2021 Award recipients for their sporting successes in 2021. These award winners were announced at the Annual General Meeting last night.

Athletics Cup for outstanding achievements in Athletic events to Corran Hanning

- NZ Para athletics ranking for U18/Youth 1st in shotput, discus, and hammer

- Wellington Sports Awards Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

- College Sport Wellington Disabled Sports Athlete of the Year – Boys


Caltex Novice Trophy awarded to athlete from any sporting code to Ben Fisher who reached quarter finals at Boccia National Championships

Carlyle Trophy for the most input to dpsort from non-committee member for coaching, mentoring and support to Sarah Barry, Wheelchair Rugby Team manager


Boccia Cup for outstanding achievements in Boccia to Hyran Daymond who won Silver in BC3 Individual at National Championships and is ranked # 2 in BC3 in NZ


Swimming Cup for outstanding achievements in Swimming to Erin Knox

- 2021 National Age Groups - 2nd 50m Free, 100m Free, 100m Back

- 2021 North Island Secondary Schools - 1st 100m IM, 50m Back, 50m & 100m Free, 50m Fly

- College Sport Wellington Disabled Sports Athlete of the Year – Girls

- Wellington Swimming Disabled Athlete of the Year

- Junior Sportsperson of the Year for Heretaunga College


Parafed Wellington Trophy for outstanding sporting achievement and representing NZ internationally from any sporting code to Gavin Rolton who was selected to represent NZ at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Wheelchair Rugby.



Sports Awards celebrate dsport member's successes

Congratulations to dsport members

Mid year is the season for celebrating the successes of our athletes from the previous year. This year, we have a number of athletes who have either recently received awards or have been named finalists for awards. Congratulations to you all, the recognition of your successes is well deserved.


Blind Sport New Zealand

Corran Hanning has recently been awarded the Emerging Talent Award.


Wellington Sport and Recreation Awards

Gavin Rolton, Erin Knox, Hyran Daymond and Corran have been named finalists for the Disabled Sportsperson Award.

Corran has also been named a finalist for the Emerging Sportsman award.

dsport supporter, PNZ Board member and IPC Vice President Duane Kale has also been named a finalist for the Trish McKelvey Leadership Award.

The awards will be presented in July - hopefully in person this year.


Hutt Valley Sports Awards

Hyran and Erin are finalists for the Hutt Valley awards which will be held later this month.



Keep up to date with our latest updates