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47 Queen Street, Palmerston North

Mobile: 0272328811

About Us

About Parafed Manawatu

Parafed Manawatu was founded in 1973 to provide sport and recreation opportunities for those with a physical or vision impairment.  We work closely with other organisations to provide pathways into sport and onwards to regional and national programmes. 

Our mission is to provide quality programmes, events, opportunities, funding support, advocacy, guidance and expertise to enable disabled people to be active in sport and recreation

Meet our team

Shaz Dagg

Hi, I'm Shaz and I am the Sport Development Adviser for Parafed Manawatu.  I am a para-triathlete myself and love sport.  I would love to help you on your sporting pathway whether it is grassroots or elite.

John Sigurdsson

Hi I'm John and I am the chairperson of Parafed Manawatu.  I have been involved for more than 5 years and have a real passion in the disability sport space.  I also work for Halberg Foundation 

Hollie Howland

I am Hollie and I am proud to have the role of Secretary for Parafed Manawatu.

I am mum to a sports mad son who is 8 with huge dreams of representing New Zealand in sport one day.

To be able to be part of Parafed and help him work towards this goal is priceless.

I myself have dwarfism so am aware of the barriers people with a physical difference face on a day to day basis, so am here to help.