Dianne and Blair Payne are excited to be among the 600 volunteers who will support nearly 2000 athletes and coaches to participate in the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton.
Gordon Llewellyn was one of the first four athletes in Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) and became an icon for the organisation and an advocate for the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in sport across New Zealand. His story is a remarkable one. Gordon was a swimmer in Hutt Valley, Wellington in 1982 when […]
Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) has launched a new campaign calling for help to reach out to every New Zealander with an intellectual disability who has ever been told, “You’ll never be able to do that…” Special Olympics New Zealand offers sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. With 44 grassroots clubs […]
By Grace Payne, Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete This year marks me being with Special Olympics for 10 years!! 😊🎉 Who would’ve knew 10 years can go so fast? 🤷♀️ You know what they say…. time flies when you are having fun, and I definitely wouldn’t have it any other way 😁🙌 These pics only […]