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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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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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Sport Minister Grant Robertson has announced how $5.7 million investment into disability sport

Sport Minister Grant Robertson has announced how $5.7 million investment into disability sport

Last week Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced how $5.7 million will be allocated to create better quality experiences for disabled tamariki and rangatahi.

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The investment, via Sport NZ’s Disability Plan, will see $2.1 million provided to 15 Parafeds/dsport and seven National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) over the next three years and $3.6 million for two new contestable disability funds.

“More needs to be done to improve the range and quality of physical activity on offer for disabled people.

“This investment will significantly increase Sport NZ’s investment in the sector to ensure disabled tamariki and rangatahi can participate in quality and equitable play, active recreation and sport of their choice,” Grant Robertson said.

The two new Contestable Disability Funds will support national and regional organisations to deliver initiatives and programmes that increase the opportunities being provided to disabled participants.

The funds will support the expansion of proven programmes, as well as the development of innovative new programmes. The two new funds will complement the investment being made through Tū Manawa which is providing opportunities for disabled tamariki and rangatahi to be active.

To date just over $2 million of Tū Manawa funds have been approved by Regional Sport Trusts for disabled young people. 

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The commitment from the Government to make the lives of disabled New Zealanders better through sport and active recreation has previously been via the annual No Exceptions Investment. Now dsport and our colleagues around the country are receiving a 3-year commitment with increased investment. We thank the Minister and Sport NZ for recognising this need, and we look forward to continueing to deliver our programmes and services to our members.

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dsport 2021 AGM

dsport 2021 AGM

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 10 April

10am

Newtown Park Stadium

 

All members are invited to attend the AGM.

 

AGENDA

  1. Confirm Minutes of the 2020 AGM
  2. Receive Annual Report including Annual Financial Statements
  3. To elect 2 Board Members – President* and 1 x Committee member

* After 7 years on the committee, Alan Signal has decided it is time to resign from the committee so will not be re-standing for the President position.

 

Members who are interested in standing for the Board are invited to submit their nomination form by 5pm Sunday 4 April 2021. If you did not receive the nomination form via email with the AGM notice, please email info@dsport.nz.

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