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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.

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Peter Horne - MNZM - Queens Birthday Honour

Congratulations to dsport member Peter Horne who was award a Queens Birthday honour for services to bowls and Paralympic sport.

Peter has been heavily involved with lawn bowls, para sport and disability sport in New Zealand.

He is a gold-medal winning Paralympian and founder and President of New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowls. He won gold in the Men’s Singles LB3 and bronze in the Men’s Pairs LB2 at the 1988 Seoul Paralympic Games, as well as a bronze medal at the 1996 Paralympic Games. He was selector, coach, manager and player for the New Zealand team at the 1993 Adelaide World Disabled Bowls. He has won several club and centre titles against the able bodied, alongside 10 World Disabled Bowls tournament wins. He was instrumental in the successful hosting of the International Bowls for the 2015 Disabled World Championships and organised and ran the 2018 Disabled National Bowls Tournament, raising more than $20,000 to fund the event. He visits local schools to speak about his disabilities, has coached hundreds of people over the years and works hard to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in sport.


Peter is a longstanding memebr of dsport, an active member of the Naenae Bowling Club, the Hutt Valley Sports Committee and serves on the Committee’s judging panel for the Hutt Valley Sports Awards.


Vacancy - Sport Development Officer

Vacancy - Sport Development Officer

The purpose of this role is to facilitate the development of sports programmes and services, and to ensure dsport caters for and supports people with physical disabilities to be active in sport and active recreation.

Full time inclusive of two Saturdays or Sundays per month for 11 months per year.

Sport Development Officer Position Description

Applications are to contain a cover letter and current CV to be sent to

Applications close on Sunday 13 June 2021.


Congratulations to Gavin Rolton, Wheelblack

Congratulations to Gavin Rolton, Wheelblack

Congratulations to Gavin Rolton, whose selection was announced today, as part of the Wheelblacks team to represent New Zealand at the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Gavin has been a member of the dsport wheelchair rugby team for many years and has represented New Zealand at many international events, but Tokyo 2020 is the event he has been training hard for over the last few years.



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