Special Olympics New Zealand

Young Athletes
Young Athletes
Now in Auckland!

Register today in our internationally recognised programme for 2-10 year-olds!

Join a Club
Join a Club

Athlete, coach or volunteer - contact your local club to get involved.

Whether as a athlete, coach or volunteer contact your local club to learn how to get involved.

National Summer Games
National Summer Games
8-12 December 2022

New 2022 dates for the National Summer Games announced

Get excited for one of Aotearoa's largest multi-sport events!

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Young Athletes
New Auckland Programmes

We’re excited to launch our internationally recognised sport and play programme in Auckland!

Designed for children aged 2-10 years-old with and without intellectual disabilities, Young Athletes introduces basic sport and motor skills such as running, kicking and throwing, as well as improving important social skills such as learning to share, playing with others, taking turns and following directions.

National Summer Games
8-12 December 2022

Postponed from 2021, Special Olympics New Zealand is bringing athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the country to the Waikato for the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games!

Our largest national event and one of New Zealand’s largest multi-sport events, this multi-day event will bring over 1,500 athletes and coaches and up to 600 volunteers coming from all across New Zealand to compete in 4 days of competition in 10 sports across 8 venues to Hamilton, Waikato, in December 2022.

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