Parafed Wellington
Inspire, Enable, Achieve

 Sports and Activities

There are a wide range of sports and activities we provide and facilitate for our members.  Listed below are the contact details for the clubs, organisations and groups who provide these sports and activities in the Wellington Region.

  • Archery
  • Athletics - Track and Field
  • Boccia
  • Bowls
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Dragon Boating
  • Fishing
  • Gliding
  • Goalball
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Orienteering
  • Rockclimbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Snowsports
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Waka Ama
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Youth Group


There are a number of Archery Clubs in Wellington who are able to cater for a range of skills and abilities.

Mana Archery Club

Plimmerton Domain, Plimmerton


Randwick Archery Club

Randwick Road, Lower Hutt


Trentham Camp Archery Club

Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt


Kapiti Coach Archery Club

Reikorangi Road, Waikanae


Athletics – Track and Field

Over the summer 2017-18 we will be meeting weekly with Athletics Wellington for athletics training for our Youth Group by Geoff Henry but in the meantime, we are holding indoor athletics training at ASB Sports Centre.

When:  Sunday (August - September)

Time:  9.00-10.00am

Where:  ASB Sports Centre

When:  Saturday (weekly over summer)

Time: 10.00-11.30am

Where:  Newtown Stadium


Porirua Parkrun

Porirua parkrun is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When: Every Saturday

Time: 8:00am

Where: Bothamley Park, Porirua

There are lots of athletics clubs in the Wellington region, and most clubs welcome people with a disability.  Click here for more information on Athletics Wellington or contact your local club directly.


Boccia is a game of skill and strategy and is a truly inclusive sport in which men and women of all ages and abilities can play together. Similar to lawn bowls and petanque, boccia is a non-contact target sport that is played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court and can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three. 

Boccia is run by Parafed Wellington and is played on 

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month

Time: 10 - 12noon

Where: St Knox Church Hall, 574 High Street, Lower Hutt



There are over 50 Bowls Clubs in the Wellington and Wairarapa Regions.  To find a club close to you check out the links below.  Not all Bowls Clubs are accessible for wheelchairs, so its best you contact them first to see if they can accommodate your requirements.

Wellington & Hutt Valley Clubs

Kapiti Coast Clubs

Wairarapa Clubs

NZ Blind Lawn Bowling Assn

Email: Click here


Wellington Harbour is a great venue for canoeing/kayaking, and we are lucky to have some nice beaches and a safe harbour to explore.

Fergs Kayaks

Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington


Kupe Canoe Club

Fergs Kayaks has freedom hire kayaks, that means you don’t have to book, as they have a large fleet of kayaks, SUP (stand up paddleboards - please note at the moment they do not have any seated paddleboards).


If you are interested in cycling, albeit road or track cycling, contact one of the local clubs.  

Pedal Ready


Pedal Ready is a cycle skills programme provided to schools and adults in the Wellington region.  Training involves a bike and helmet safety check, bike handling skills and exercises to build confidence on a bike in preparation for all your future riding – whether it is out with friends or family, on the BMX track, mountain biking, or riding on the road.

PNP - Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club 


Revolve (Women Only)


Athletics and Cycling Masterton

Sports Bowl, Blair St, Masterton


Dragon Boating

The summer dragonboat competition sees lots and lots of crews out on Wellington harbour training for the annual competition.

Valley Dragonboat Club



If you are interested in fishing there are lots of great spots around Wellington Harbour and Porirua Harbour where you can go yourself.

If you are more interested in going into the Harbour or maybe further afield into Cook Strait, we can recommend the following charter who we have used before.  Both these charter boats can accommodate wheelchairs.

Pete Lamb Fishing

Seaview Marina


Cook Strait Fishing Charters

Seaview Marina



Gliding clubs provide trial flights to anyone who is interested in gliding.  Flights are usually part of club days, so contact the club first to ensure they can cater for your trial flight.

Wellington Gliding Club

Kapiti Coast Airport, Paraparaumu


Jury Hill Gliding Club

Papawai Road, Greytown


Goalball is the only true hand-ear coordination game. 

The game itself is played on a volleyball sized court marked out with string and a goal at each end covering the full width of the court. Two teams of up to six players, 3 of each on the court at a time, try to defend their goal from throws of a ball from the other end of the court.  All players are blindfolded and so play equally in listening and moving to stop the ball entering their goal. 

A game lasts for two 12 minute halves.  Games can be played by all ages and both genders, in both mixed and graded competitions. 

Goalball is the only true sport for the blind invented specifically to remove the issue of sight which allows all players to participate and enjoy on an equal footing.

Currently there is no Goalball club in Wellington but if you are interested in playing contact Parafed Wellington.  Email: 


Wellington has over 25 golf clubs across the region, not all will be accessible so call and check first.  If you wish to learn to play golf, the Mornington Golf Club First Tee programme caters for players with physical disabilities.

Wellington Golf

Mornington Golf Club - First Tee

Horse Riding

RDA - Riding for the Disabled

The RDA provides interactions with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-worth for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.  They deliver safe and effective programmes in local communities to benefit more riders. 


6 Hall Road, Kenepuru Hospital Grounds, Porirua 5240

Hutt Valley

County Lane, Silverstream, Upper Hutt 5019



16B Te Whiti Road, RD5, Masterton 5810



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

Wellington Orienteering Club


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.

Adaptive SnowSports NZ



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



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 now 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 Basketball is run by Parafed Wellington and the teams train on

When: Tuesdays 

Time: 6-8pm

Where: ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie


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.   

Wheelchair Rugby is run by Parafed Wellington and the teams train on 

When: Thursdays 

Time: 6-8pm

Where: Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua


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