Canterbury Deaf Bowls - Indoors & Outdoor

Paul Gillespie

Secretary

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  • txt: 021 224 7199
  • Fax: 03 389 4229

About us

To promote the game of indoor bowls amongst the deaf in Christchurch and provide a supportive environment for participants.

The club encourages interaction with other hearing organisations through interclub games and other activities.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We are a Deaf group that plays Lawn Bowls competitions with hearing bowling members.

We do fundraising and receive grants to support us to play interclub games nationally every year in Labour Weekend and be selected to play vs Deaf overseas Lawn Bowls members.
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Canterbury Deaf Mens Basketball

Jake La Berge

Coach

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  • txt: 021 171 3629

About us

 Deaf Mens Basketball team plays basketball competition with other hearing groups and  through New Zealand Deaf Games held every 2 years.

Professional Association
Membership References

Pays playing fees to Canterbury Basketball Association

How are we Deaf friendly?

We are a Deaf Men Basketball group with varies of Deaf youth to Men age ranges in the team with a Deaf Coach.

 

We do fundraising  ourselves with the players involved to support us to play competition games during the winter seasons.

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Deaf Society of Canterbury Inc.

Jane Haigh

Club Administrator

chchdeafcan@snap.net.nz

03 379 8251

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About us

Deaf Society of Canterbury or Deaf Club is one of a network of Deaf Clubs around NZ. We provide a venue for culturally Deaf members of the community to meet and share their common language (New Zealand Sign Language), culture, history, sporting and recreational activities.

We are a membership organisation and our membership is free and open to anyone around NZ who is Deaf or has an interest in Deaf community. Members receive a regular newsletter and we organise a range of activities and social events for the community.

We also support local Deaf groups with governance, legal status, finanical reviews, fundraising, etc.

Professional Association
Membership References

We are part of a network of Deaf clubs around NZ. We are also a member of SCANZ (Sporting Clubs Assocation NZ)

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Deaf clubs helps to maintain the social/cultural network/bond between the members and the Deaf community, through recreational/social activities and specific project. NZSL is the main mode of communication at Deaf club.

How are we Deaf friendly?

DSC (Deaf Society of Canterbury) is managed by a Board of Deaf members of the Canterbury community.

Three part-time staff are a mixture of Deaf and hearing. All hearing staff use NZSL, have undergone Deaf Awareness training and have experience working in the Deaf sector.

DSC works closely with Deaf Aotearoa in Canterbury/Westland areas and we often deliver projects jointly.

Our clubrooms are closed at the moment after the Christchurch earthquakes but we are committed to setting up new fully accessible clubrooms as soon as possible for use by the Deaf community.
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Deaf Sports New Zealand

Daniel Harborne

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About us

Deaf Sports New Zealand (DSNZ) was established in 1963 and is the only national organisation which is responsible for sports to be beneifical to Deaf athletes in New Zealand.

How are we Deaf friendly?

Deaf Sports NZ hosts the New Zealand Deaf Games every two years. Deaf competitiors from all over NZ meet to compete in these games for the Aotearoa Turi Shield.

We also support our athletes to attend the Deaflympics which happens every four years.
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Deaf Tenpin Bowling Canterbury

Jane Phillips

Secretary

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  • txt: 027 647 8210

About us

We meet every Sunday at 3 pm at Garden City Bowls in Iverson Terrace to play Tenpin Bowls which is consists three games as it help us prepare for National Deaf Championship held yearly around New Zealand every Queen's Birthday weekend and also NZ Deaf Games we all compete at handicap of 0 to help us achieve our goal to best of our ability. We give one month trial before becoming member of Deaf Tenpin Bowls.

We play as individuals so that points added up for end of year trophies/certificates. We do fundraising to help us with travel cost.

You can also come for fun social games as we help with techniques of how Tenpin Bowling is done.

Professional Association
Membership References

NZ Tenpin Bowling Association, free membership under Garden City Bowls & Deaf Sports Federation NZ membership.

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Garden City Bowls is under NZ Bowling Association, the business is brought through a chain of AMF under Australian umbrella.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We are very supportive deaf friendly all use NZSL but we do welcome hearing join us if they want as it not issue as club are mostly Deaf people as they want to learn NZSL and meet others who are Deaf as well.

We have just celebrated 20 years of Deaf Tenpin Bowls.

It is a good way to mix and socialise with others and be proud of our community by showing our skills of tenpin bowls.
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KiwiAble

Rachel Mullins

Inclusive Communities Coordinator, Christchurch City Council

rachel.mullins@ccc.govt.nz More details
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About us

KiwiAble is the brand of the  Inclusive Communities Role at the Christchurch City Council. KiwiAble aims to:

- increase opportunities for sport Recreation & Leisure for disabled people in Christchurch

- reduce barriers to participation for disabled people

How are we Deaf friendly?

KiwiAble has been in Christchurch for over 15 years.  It is overseen by the Inclusive Communities Coordinator at the Christchurch City Council.

Based on the principles of inclusion, KiwiAble is committed to adopting an approach that supports participation and access for disabled people.

KiwiAble has two main areas:

- the KiwiAble Leisure Card – a scheme that is FREE to join which provides discounted recreational opportunities to over 30 facilities for disabled people.

- the KiwiAble Recreation Network- a network of disability community agencies, organisations and individuals that have an interest in recreation, sport and leisure.

Want more information? Contact Rachel
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South Island Deaf 4 x 4 Club

Colin Williams

Chairperson

s.i.deaf4x4club@hotmail.com

027 227 0182

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About us

Our club started 2005 under “Deaf 4 x 4” and then 2008 changed the club name to “South Island Deaf 4 x 4 Club”.  Our club is under the Deaf Society of Canterbury and New Zealand Four Wheel Driving Assn (NZFWD).  We have 10 or more members and we also have 4 x 4 trips especially in the long weekend.  Eg. Queen’s birthday, Labour Weekend,  Show Weekend and Xmas holiday.  The committees organised a trip and its good experience learning different grades driving 4 x 4.  We also join the hearing 4 x 4 club having and wild mud fun too.  While out on any 4 x 4 trips, enjoying the scenery of forest, lakes, views of mountains.  Also we always have a nice picnic or dinner out in the scenery as it’s so beautiful and amazing.

Professional Association
Membership References

NZFWD Association and Deaf Society of Canterbury

Quality Assurance/Accreditation

Trip co-ordinator is responsible to make sure all trucks are fully equipped before going out on trips. Also training we have a workshop once or twice a year.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We use NZ Sign Language as it is easier communication and understanding.

Committees have their meetings once every month, AGM once a year and also BBQ fundraising to help towards our trips.
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Southern Zone Deaf Rugby Union Inc

Tyson McDonald

Chairperson

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About us

The club is a group of South Island Deaf Rugby for any interested (D/deaf) who wish to join to play for Southern Zone Deaf team, eg annual Easter weekend, National Deaf rugby Inter-Zone champions (Northern, Central and Southern teams).



If you would like to join membership with SZDRU, please contact Tyson McDonald for further details.

Professional Association
Membership References

Under NZ Deaf Rugby Football Union Inc

How are we Deaf friendly?

SZDRU provides D/deaf individuals to join the team with D/deaf coaches or hearing coaches; NZSL interpreter are provided for the team during training, competitions.



For further information on games, sport uniforms, travel, etc - please email secretary, Craig Findsen.
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Southern Zone Deaf Sports

Jake La Berge

President

southerndeafsports@gmail.com

TXT 021 171 3629

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About us

To support local Deaf sports teams/groups to participate in Deaf Sports in their own competition of their chose sports in the New Zealand Deaf Games held every year.

How are we Deaf friendly?

We are a Deaf Southern Sports Regional group which is under New Zealand Deaf Sports to support and promote New Zealand Deaf Games.
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