ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIESHākinakina Whaikaha
The Zespri AIMS Games objectives champion diversity and inclusion providing competition opportunities for students with physical, visual, intellectual, and other disabilities which disadvantages them to compete alongside their non-disabled peers. The focus of this inclusive event is on achieving personal bests and encouraging activity.
The sports of Swimming and Cross Country (adapted to athletics 800m) do not require any qualifying or eligibility criteria but the athlete’s disability must disadvantage them to participate or compete against their non-disabled peers in the open event.
For the first time in 2023, Zespri AIMS Games will offer separate Athletes with Disabilities divisions in both Table Tennis and Indoor Bowls.
In all other sports, athletes with disabilities can compete in an open class.
If you have a student/s with disabilities interested in competing in the 2023 Zespri AIMS Games, we encourage you to contact us. Our team will work with your school to answer any questions and ensure that your student’s needs are factored into the wider planning of the event, so that their experience is a positive one.
Parafed Bay of Plenty
Email: email@example.comPhone: 027 716 2085
Athletics New Zealand
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 021 0223 7776
Swimming New Zealand
Email: email@example.comPhone: 021 773 346
Book a free, accessible experience in Tauranga such as a trip up Mauao on the trail rider or a beach wheelchair through Tauranga City Council's website.
Accessible tourism information to help you make the most of the Bay is available at the Accessible Tourism Hub.