2025 World Winter Games: Athlete Nominations and Coach Applications

Special Olympics New Zealand is pleased to advise we are planning on sending a team to the Special Olympics World Winter Games which is taking place for the first time in Torino, Italy, 8 to 16 March 2025.   This event provides a wonderful and unique opportunity for our New Zealand snow sport athletes to participate in and experience a global games, and the joys of world travel and culture.

The full registration pack can be downloaded below, which includes:

  • Key event details
  • Important considerations every Club, Athlete, Family and/or Regional Council should have front of mind prior to nominating an athlete or club member for a team management role
  • Registration documentation 
  • Other general information

Registration Pack and Guidelines
Athlete Selection Policy

Though we won’t have confirmation of the SONZ quota allocation until late April, we are moving ahead with our team selection process and are pleased to welcome nominations from all clubs who wish to support their Snowsports Athletes to attend and coaches who are interested in attending the WWG 2025.  

All details are in the attached documentation.

We are also delighted to announce our New Zealand Team for the WWG 2025 will be led by Head of Delegation, Dave Cowie from the Southland club.  Dave will be known by many of you having been the Race Director for the past two National Winter Games.

SONZ were fortunate to receive strong applications for the HOD role and Dave’s vast experience in the South Island Snowsports programme, mixed with his day-to-day leadership in the Police was a stand-out for the selection panel. SONZ are excited to have Dave on board and look forward to him supporting us to select the remainder of the Team Management in the coming months.

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