The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation’s role is to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.
To find out more, visit http://www.halbergallsports.co.nz
AllSports – Halberg’s Community-Based Disability Sport Programme
AllSports is the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation’s community-based programme to enable physically disabled young people to participate in sport. AllSports also acts as a quality assurance mark - meaning if a community, club or event promotes its activities in partnership with AllSports, families can expect quality, inclusive and professional sporting opportunities. The AllSports programme has a number of components to help physically disabled young people to participate in sport, these include:
AllSports Disability Sport Advisers
The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation employs nine dedicated field staff to support the AllSports programme throughout New Zealand. Most of the Disability Sport Advisers cover more than one region throughout New Zealand.
AllSports Activity Fund
The Activity Fund provides physically disabled young people with grants to help overcome the financial barriers that prevent them from participating in sport. The AllSports Activity Fund is proudly supported by the Eagles Golfing Society of New Zealand.
Have-a-Go days are ‘open day’ events run in partnership with established sports organisations, Parafeds and clubs. They aim to introduce physically disabled young people to new sports and establish on-going adapted programmes.
AllSports Fundamental Movement Skills
AllSports uses existing Fundamental Movement Skills programmes to enable physically disabled young people to develop essential muscle, motor and movement skills. These skills are important for all young people – but even more so for those who may have not had the same opportunities to develop them.
AllSports Mentors are volunteers who work closely with physically disabled young people and their families to introduce and support them to enjoy sport.
AllSports Online (www.halbergallsports.co.nz)
The AllSports website is a ‘one stop information shop’ for physically disabled young people and their families. It has a club finder tool to match their interests and needs to existing sport opportunities around the country.
Halberg ‘No Exceptions Training’ (NET)
The Halberg Disability Sport Advisers (DSAs) can deliver workshops to upskill inclusion in sport to a wide range of sport, recreation and physical education deliverers such as school staff, coaches, volunteers, senior students, officials etc.