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One Year to Go!
Limited Edition Merch Sale!

It’s almost a year to go until the 2021 National Summer Games and to celebrate we’re selling special edition merchandise for a limited time during November and December to get you excited!

We have training t-shirts and caps for athletes and supporters to keep you cool and dry during summer, plus a special edition t-shirt especially for coaches! 

National Summer Games

Hamilton 8-12 Dec, 2021

Get excited, because next year Special Olympics New Zealand is bringing athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the country to the Waikato for the next National Summer Games in 2021, 8-12th December!

Following a 4-year cycle similar to the Olympics and Paralympics the National Summer Games is Special Olympics New Zealand’s largest national event and one of New Zealand’s largest multi-sport events.

This multi-day event will bring over 1,300 athletes, 450 coaches and up to 600 volunteers coming from all across New Zealand to compete in 4 days of competition in 11 sports across 9 venues to Hamilton, Waikato, in December 2021.


Check out the range of sports being held at the National Summer Games and the amazing Hamilton venues they are hosted at below.


Waikato Equestrian Centre
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Indoor Bowls

Claudelands Event Centre
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UniRec – Waikato University
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Table Tennis

Waikato Table Tennis
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Volunteer for the National Summer Games!

Be a part of an amazing event, meet fantastic people, and help us provide the biggest national event for Special Olympics Athletes.

We are looking for 600 volunteers to help run the 2021 National Summer Games in roles including general event volunteers, sports officials, health professionals, photographers, IT experts and much more.

If you are interested in being of this amazing event, then register your interest below. We will add you to our contacts lists to keep you updated on volunteer opportunities for the Games.

Stay Tuned!

Be notified whenever we provide updates on registration, events, venues and dates through our social media!
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Link to Special Olympics Linkedin Page
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