Victorious winter Paralympians attend ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days
We're proud to welcome our winter Paralympians home after a successful campaign at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.
Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall in action
Paralympians Corey Peters, Adam Hall and Carl Murphy won three medals in PyeongChang. Adam won gold in the Men's slalom and bronze in the Super Combined, and Corey won bronze in the Men’s Downhill.
Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Social Development and Disability issues Carmel Sepuloni welcome Paralympians Carl Murphy, Adam Hall and Corey Peters.
Meet Paralympians at an Open Day
The Bay of Plenty community had the chance to meet Corey and Adam at the ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day on Sunday 25 March.
The Bayfair Festival of Disability Sport, which showcases Para sport competition, was held on the same day.
The Open Days are a chance for people with disabilities to find out how to get involved in Para sport at all levels. Previous Open Days were held in Wellington, Auckland, New Plymouth, and Tauranga. The final Open Day is being held in Dunedin next month.
ACC Tauranga Branch Manager, Sally Bramley, says:
“The ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Day has been wonderful. We've had so many people through and many are quite new to Para sport.
"The benefits of sport for people with a disability are multiple. Not only is it proven to increase health, but sport also offers a social outlet and often gives the person a feeling of having a second family around them.”
The next Open Day is at Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin on 7 April 2018, from 10am to 3pm. Winter Paralympians Carl Murphy and Adam Hall will attend this Open Day.
Mary Fisher, Kate Horan, Libby Leikis and Sophie Pascoe at the ACC Paralympics Open Day in Wellington last year.
We've partnered with Paralympics New Zealand to develop and stage Open Days. People with disabilities can meet Parafed and national sport organisations, and find local sporting opportunities.
You can find more details about the ACC Paralympics New Zealand Open Days on our Facebook page.