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The week ahead in disability sport: August 11 to August 18

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It’s another busy week, with activities taking place across the globe.  If you have any events that we may have missed or know of any events in the upcoming days, weeks or months, please drop a comment so we can add it to our calendar.  A world championship wraps up and another is getting started. Regional championships are taking place in multiple sports. National teams are in training.  Training courses are taking place.  Clubs are having local events for social and league participation.




  • CURSO INTERNACIONAL TOTALMENTE takes place in Peru from August 12 to August 17.  It is a training program in sport promotion being run with the British embassy and promoted by the National Paralympic Committee.



  • Paritutu Bowls Club  is having a social or league boccia event from 6pm to 7pm in New Zealand.
  • Canadian training camp again.  The team is preparing for the world championships.  It takes place from August 15 to August 17.
  • South Island Championships take place in New Zealand at the Graham Condon Recreation & Sports Centre, Papanui, Christchurch on August 16 and August 17.
  • Parafed Waikato Activ8 Boccia  is taking place on August 16 and August 17 at the Waikato Diocesan School For Girls Gymnasium, Chartwell, Hamilton.





  •  Deaf Golf Nsw have an event on August 17 at  Branxton near Cessnock.






Sitting volleyball:

  • Iran women national training camp continues on August 11 and August 12.  They are preparing ahead of the Para Asian Games in October.
  • Portsmouth taster day  for seated volleyball club in England is having a taster day on August 13.  Anyone from the area wanting to learn more about getting involved with the sport is welcome to attend.





Wheelchair basketball:


Wheelchair hockey:


Wheelchair rugby:

  • Canterbury Rugby Football Club open wheelchair rugby sessions 1pm-4pm every Sunday at Canterbury High, Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue.
  • ACTIV8 Wheelchair Rugby Competition takes place in New Zealand. The games will be 4 x 12minute running clock quarters.  This is a league that will last three weeks. It starts on August 18.



Wheelchair rugby league:


Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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