Parafed Wellington
Inspire, Enable, Achieve

Sports and Activities

There are a wide range of sports and activities we facilitate for our members, including:

  • Archery
  • Sailing
  • Athletics - Track and Field
    • Shooting
    • Boccia
      • Snowsports
      • Bowls
        • Swimming
        • Cycling
          • Triathlon
          • Horse Riding
            • Wheelchair Basketball
            • Ice Skating
            • Wheelchair Rugby
            • Rock Climbing
            • Wheelchair Tennis
            • Rowing
            • Youth Group


            Parafed Wellington has established partnerships with a number of archery clubs around the region.  If you are interested in playing archery, here are the clubs in the Wellington Region.

            Athletics – Track and Field

            There are over 25 athletics clubs in the Wellington Region. Check out the Athletics Wellington Club finder to find a club which is close to you or provides for your requirements.

            Athletics Wellington Club Finder


            Geoff Henry AWD Athletics

            Newtown Stadium

            Saturday 10am - noon

            7 October 2017 through to March 2018



            A game of Boccia consists of four ends in the singles and pairs but consists of six ends in the teams. The object of the game is for players/teams to get  their coloured Boccia balls closer to the jack than their opponents.   

            Parafed Wellington Boccia

            St Knox Church Hall

            574 High Street, Lower Hutt

            1st and 3rd Saturday of each month



            A number of Parafed Wellington members play bowls and find clubs are very supportive and helpful, especially if you are in a wheelchair. 

            Bowls Wellington 



            Parafed Wellington has established partnerships with a number of cycling clubs around the region.  With nearly 20 cycling clubs in the region there is plenty of opportunity to find one which best fits your needs.

            Check out the Greater Wellington cycling club list



            Horse Riding

            Horse Riding is a great sport of people with disabilities.

            Wellington Riding for Disabled



            Hutt Valley Riding for Disabled



            Wairarapa Riding for Disabled



            Wellington Indoor Riding School




            Ice Skating

            Frosty Spot

            85-87 Port Road, Seaview



            There are a few permanent courses set up in Wellington, of which one is wheelchair accessible.


            There are 2 indoor rockclimbing venues in Wellington which are accessible and have been used by our members.

            Fergs Kayaks

            Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington



            Hang Dog Climbing Adventures

            Unit #11 - 453 Hutt Rd, Alicetown, Lower Hutt




            There are a number of rowing clubs in Wellington.  Currently Star Boating Club does have an adaptive rowing skiff and is welcoming potential rowers.

            Star Boating Club

            Taranaki St Wharf, Wellington 




            Sailing on Wellington Harbour on a fine day is fabulous.  To try sailing you have a number of options you can try sailing without joining a sailing club.

            Wellington Ocean Sports

            115 Oriental Bay, Wellington



            Sailability Wellington

            Evans Bay Yacht Club, Seaview Marina, Porirua




            There are a number of different types of shooting and shooting clubs in Wellington who cater for a range of skills and abilities.  There are 2 main shooting ranges in Wellington which are used by most clubs.

            Wellington Smallbore Rifle Association


            Royal Tiger Range

            131 Russell Terrace, Newtown


            Trentham Rifle Range

            Trentham, Upper Hutt


            Parafed Wellington partners with Adaptive SnowSports NZ to deliver skiing programmes in the winter. We have skied at Mt Ruapehu, Cardrona and The Remarkables.


            There are all Council run swimming pools in the region provide learn to swim classes and there are also a number of private swim school operators.  Contact your local pool and find out what classes are available which may cater for your needs.

            If you are more interested in competitive swimming most clubs welcome people with a disability. 

            Swimming Wellington




            Trampolining is a great fun family activity.  There are a number of tramp parks in the Wellington Region.

            Kiwi Bounce

            23 Centennial Highway, Ngauranga, Wellington


            Sensory Bounce sessions especially for people with disabilities.

            Last Sunday of each month 9.30 -10.30am


            Triathlon is a popular NZ sport and involves 3 disciplines, swimming, biking and running.  You can compete in triathlon as a recreational or competitive athlete, the choice is yours.

            Sanitarium Weetbix Tryathlon


            Annual kids event held in Wellington and Lower Hutt.

            Wellington Triathlon Club



            Scorching Triathlons


            Waka Ama

            Waka Ama Clubs in the Wellington Region


            Wheelchair Basketball

            Wheelchair Basketball is similar to able-bodied basketball, the size of the court, hoops and balls are all the same. The only difference is that a player must dribble the ball every two pushes of their wheelchair; otherwise that player will be called for travelling.

            Wheelchair Rugby 

            Wheelchair rugby is the only team sport designed for tetraplegics, but anyone can play. It offers players  both rehabilitation, health and social benefits as well as significant  opportunities for athletic achievement at both national and international levels.   

            Parafed Wellington Wheelchair Rugby  

            Where: Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua (Mondays) and Trentham Army Camp Gym (Thursdays)


            Wheelchair Tennis

            The only difference between disabled and able bodied tennis is the players are in wheelchairs and the ball is allowed to bounce two times before being returned.

            Active Tennis

            Renouf Tennis Centre

            20 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, Wellington



            Youth Group

            The Parafed Wellington Youth Group is for 5 – 18 year olds. 

            It has been designed so young people can experience a range of opportunities in different sports, recreation and leisure activities.

            Through our youth group we aim to provide pathways to sport, opportunities to compete at regional and national levels, social networks for our young members and their families, and improve disability awareness within sport.

            Some of our programmes we undertake ourselves.

            Some are integrated with mainstream sports. 

            We have partnerships other sports organisations to assist our Youth Group.

            All family members are most welcome. 

            Youth Group is run by Parafed Wellington and we meet on 

            When: 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of each month

            Time: 1-3 pm (subject to change)

            Cost: $30 for the year (which will give you membership with Parafed Welllington)

            Where: Locations around the region