The Deaf Sports New Zealand Executive Board are proposing some major changes to the New Zealand Deaf Games. We have created 7 video clips to explain the major changes to the New Zealand Deaf Games Bylaws.
You can read the DRAFT New Zealand Deaf Games ByLaws here.
Major points of difference are:
- Change of dates – Previously held during Labour Weekend, but proposed to be held at the End of January.
- Splitting the New Zealand Deaf Games into two sections:
- Competition – Deaf Athletes only, competing in sports with a full National Associate Member for the Aotearoa Turi Shield points.
- Social Grade – Open grade for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Hearing (CODA and Interpreters) athletes to compete in social sports.
If you wish to compare the DRAFT New Zealand Deaf Games Bylaws with the CURRENT New Zealand Deaf Games Bylaws, you can do this here.
We have plans to visit different towns and cities in New Zealand to give you an opportunity to have your say and give feedback on these changes. We will announce the dates soon.