Kia ora, my name is Leesa Andrewes and I am the new Parafed Community Sports Advisor for Northland.  I have a Sport and Recreation degree from AUT and have worked in Sports Administration and Coaching over the past seven years. 

Parafed Northland supports Paralympics NZ at a regional level.  My position is supported by and based at Sport Northland Whangarei and Dargaville.

The Primary Purpose of my position is “To facilitate the development of Parafed Northland to be an organisation that caters for and supports people with physical and visual disabilities to be active in Sport and Recreation”.

This is the first time Northland has had a Parafed Community Sports Advisor and I’m looking forward to not only getting sport and recreation opportunities happening in Northland but also working with people in our community to see them involved in these activities for enjoyment, competition and good health.

Please contact me with any ideas or queries, or if you have, or know of anyone with a physical or visual Impairment who may like to get involved., Cell: 027 705 9520, DDI: 09 437 9632

Check out hat’s happening now!

  • Informative and regularly updated website (currently under construction)
  • Promotion of Run/Walk series that are accessible – Join me at Hope and Possibility 5Km, Sunday 19 Feb, 930am - 11am, North Habour Stadium.  Please let me know if you are going to attend so we can all meet up.  More info/to register visit:
  • Parafed and other Sports Clubs will be part of ‘People in the Park’, Sunday 26 Feb, Kensington Park.  For more info visit.
  • ParaFed Wheelchair Basketball will be starting a weekly competition in Whangarei.  Wheelchairs provided.  To register your interest please contact me now

Published 16/01/2012

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