People with Disabilities

Sport Tasman is committed to ensuring that people with a disability can participate in inclusive sport and recreation in their community. 

Sport NZ's "No Exceptions" Strategy and Implementation Plan is a foundation document that is intended to help shape the sector-wide planning, promotion and delivery of physical recreation and sport for people with disabilities.

The Halberg Trust supports people through the Sport Opportunity Programme, which includes the following initiatives:


  • Working with event organisers to ensure that community events and facilities are accessible and inclusive of all people.
  • Working collaboratively with organisations to develop inclusive community policy.
  • Presenting seminars on inclusion.


  • Working in partnership with schools to insure that children with disabilities have the same sporting, physical education, physical activity opportunities as their peers.
  • Inclusion training for teacher and teacher aides.


  • Working with regional sports organisations and clubs to be fully inclusive by supporting a self analysis evaluation to determine barriers to participation and then working with the organisations to develop action and review plans to remove these barriers.
  • Inclusion training for coaches and volunteers.


Halberg Trust Activity Fund

The halberg trust Activity Fund is avaialble for children up to the age of 18 years to assist them with participation in sport and recreation.  The fund will cover those costs over and above what it would cost for an able bodied child to participate.  The fund is to provide an introduction to community sport, recreation and physical activity in an inclusive environment that has a sustainable future.

The Halberg Trust Activity Fund will help cover the cost of:

  • Activity / lessons / skill development
  • Product / equipment
  • School camps

Equipment Hire

Are you an athlete or individual with a disability, or do you know someone with a disability?  Are you struggling to find a sport or recreation activity that suits your needs?

Well to give you a helping hand, Sport Tasman has a very small collection of equipment you can access to try your hand at something you might just enjoy.  In addition to this we also have a small list of sport clubs that actually have the capability to cater for your needs and requirement.  Oh, they are also super friendly and helpful!

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson