Turbo Touch New Zealand and The Chariot Project are excited to announce the world first launch of Wheelchair Turbo Touch for Youth with Physical Disabilities.
Venue for Launch: Marist College, 31 Alberton Avenue, Mt Albert
Date: 15th October 2015 (Thursday)
Grade: Ages from 12 years to 23 years (if outside of this age group enquire direct)
Rules: Standard Turbo Touch rules with slight modifications to ensure game-flow
NOTE: The ongoing league will be run at The Trusts Arena (tbc).
Contact: Sandra Hickey, 027 499 0556, firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBITION MATCH ON THE DAY: We will be running an exhibition match at 7:00pm. Celebrities such as Michael Jones (ex-All Black), Tyla Nathan-Wong (NZ 7s & Black Fern), Chelsea Alley (NZ 7s & Black Fern), Tevita Li (North Harbour ITM Cup) to mention a few will be present ..
League: players criteria
The Chariot Project will accept all players with a physical disability who are able to propel a wheelchair. We cannot accept those individuals with an intellectual or sensory (visual or hearing impairment) disability as our infrastructure does not allow for this. However, there are other associations that cater to varying types of intellectual and sensory disabilities. Able bodied can also play however only one per team is allowed on the court at any one time.
The Chariot Project – Patron statement – Michael Jones
"I am very grateful and honoured to be Patron of The Chariot Project. As an ex All Black I appreciate the power of sport in a young person’s life, the values learnt, the disciplines applied and the special character it teaches. I believe this is nowhere best displayed than in the life of a young Kiwi with a disability who is participating in sport, for me they are the true heroes in sport and life! The Chariot Project is a winner because of the heart, passion and dedication of everyone involved. It is Kiwi passion and compassion at its very best!" – Michael Jones