WELCOME TO ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL NEW ZEALAND
To provide New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local, national and international events.
Please have a read of this months Achilles New Zealand Newsletter. In this months edition Get to know one of our Athletes and Guides, Learn about upcoming events, read about whats been going on within our various chapters and enjoy Race reports on recent events from around the country!
Tips for guiding a Visually impaired Athlete
Have you ever wanted to Guide a Athlete but not too sure how to do it? This Article written by our friends at Achilles Nashville has everything you need to know about Guiding a Visually impaired athlete! It includes very handy Tips and Tricks so you feel confident in your guiding abilities!
Achilles New Zealand New Membership Fees
As per approval by the membership at this year’s AGM in May, following a long period of consultation and discussion, the Membership fees (for all members) and Joining fee (payable by new members only) are now due on the 1 st of September 2019. To remind you of the details; Membership fees will be payable by Athletes and Board members. Guides and Ambassadors will be exempt but are free to pay if they wish. Joining fees will be paid by all new athletes joining Achilles from 1 st September 2019. Again, Guides and Ambassadors are exempt. Please note, members joining before March 31 st each year will be liable for the full year subs. Those who join after March 31 st will be liable for 50%.
How much: For the 2019/20 year the fees have been set at:
Membership Fee $50
Joining Fee $40
We are also excited about the new membership pack which is now available for both existing and new members through your Chapter leader. Finally, if you are suffering from financial hardship or have any questions, do contact the National Manager in absolute confidence to discuss alternative fee options.
John Bowden firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +64 21 717 738
Welcome to our new Partner - Shoe Clinic
Welcome on board and Thank you to Shoe clinic who are providing us with some awesome products for our new Membership induction Packs!
“Achilles NZ recommends Shoe Clinic stores nationwide to ensure you get the very best fitting footwear for your walking, running or every day wear!
Shoe Clinic can assess your feet using their Foot scan & Treadmill analysis and then fit you in the most correct shoes for your activity. They even back this up with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, where if for any reason you aren’t feeling completely happy with your new shoes you can take them back for a full refund or a replacement pair. It doesn’t matter how many times you have worn them within the 30 days, as they want to ensure you are completely satisfied with your new shoes so you have total peace of mind.
Shoe Clinic stock a large range of brands including Asics, New Balance, Mizuno, Adidas, Brooks, Rockport, Merrell, Birkenstock, Keen, Thorlo & Drymax. ”
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Anyone of any age with a disability who wants to get moving is welcome to become a member of Achilles International New Zealand.
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Rotorua, Hamilton, Dunedin, Invercargill and Whangarei.
Members can be assisted at a wide range of running events all across NZ, and we'll match you up with the support you need.
Even if you can't spare any of your time we always need donations to keep the charity working for our athletes.