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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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Vacancy - Sport Development Officer

Vacancy - Sport Development Officer

Sport Development Officer

Do you have a background in sport, education or community programming and relationships? Ever thought of working in disability and Para sport?


We are looking to for a new Sport Development Officer to continue the great work started by our SDO to build and create opportunities for physically disabled people who love sport and active recreation.

This role helps our members get into sport and active recreation by providing of our sports programmes - boccia, wheelchair rugby, powerchair football and youth group - and services. We are also strong advocates who work with other sport, recreation, education and community organisations to make a difference in the lives of our members and other disabled people in our community.

This is a fixed term full-time position to 30 June 2024 which includes two regular weekend commitments per month delivering our Youth Group programme.


If this sounds like you, please send your CV with a cover letter to

Position description

Applications close on Sunday 19 June.


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.



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