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Registrations Open for Disability Water Sports Day

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28 January 2016

Registrations Open for Disability Water Sports Day in Dunedin

Registrations are now open for the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Water Sports Day taking place on Saturday 27 February at Brighton Beach, Dunedin for physically disabled New Zealanders to try surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

The day is hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, as part of the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Water Sports Programme which gives physically disabled New Zealanders the opportunity to enjoy a range of water sports at a series of events around the country this summer.

The Dunedin day will take place from 10.00am – 1.00pm at the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, Main Road, Brighton Beach.

The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is working in partnership with the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, Tokerau Beachboys, Paddleboard Dunedin, Red Paddle Co, Esplanade Surf School and the South Coast Board Riders Association to deliver the day.

Volunteers from those organisations, Flight Centre staff and local community members will all receive ‘Halberg No Exceptions Training’ from the Foundation. The training will give them the skills and confidence to support the participants at the event.

On the day the Flight Centre Foundation will also donate modified equipment to a local group to ensure they can continue to offer support and events for physically disabled Kiwis interested in water sports.

To register as a participant or volunteer for the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Surf Day at on Saturday 27 February, contact Halberg Disability Sport Adviser Bridget Meyer on bridget@halberg.co.nz or 027 697 7177. For more information go towww.halbergallsports.co.nz.


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