Club programmes are the mainstay of Special Olympics New Zealand. There are currently 44 active Clubs in the organisation’s seven regions, each maintaining the structure mandated by the rules of Special Olympics.
Athletes aged 8 and older can join a Special Olympics Club. Younger athletes can train with a Club, but they can not participate in competition. There is no upper age limit for members of a Club.
School-aged athletes can join both a Club and participate in a School Programme.
The kind of sports offered at Clubs depend on the athletes and volunteers involved. Some Clubs specialise in one or two sports and others offer a range of sports. To see the kind of sports offered by Special Olympics New Zealand, go to our sports page.
Find a Club or click on your region at the bottom of this page.
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