Special Olympics North Taranaki athlete Roger Bublitz has participated in Special Olympics for the past 20 years and has been playing basketball for 17 of those.
He trains and competes for Special Olympics North Taranaki and also plays in the mainstream New Plymouth Basketball League in the Men’s B Division. In addition to basketball Roger also plays indoor bowls at the Waitara Town & Country Club.
Considered a natural leader by his coach (and Head of Delegation) Max Brooking, Roger will often decide on tactics for the team that complement the coach’s instructions when things are going wrong on the court.
“I really enjoy being with my team mates and going on trips away with Special Olympics. I like travelling and Disneyland is my favourite place to visit. I’m so proud to be representing New Zealand at the LA2015 Games and playing with my teammates,” says Roger.