|The New Zealand delegation to the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi is now finalised, after the team’s final selection camp in Wellington last month.
The team and coaches all gathered together at Silverstream Retreat in Upper Hutt on 11-12 August for two days of training and preparations.
“It was the first time the coaches had the opportunity to meet a number of the athletes, and to see the athletes interacting together as a team,” said Alice Wilson, World Summer Games Team Coordinator. “Now they’ve had that opportunity, the team has been confirmed and athletes will complete their preparations individually, and at team camps for each sport.”
At the camp the team spent time together and in their individual sports. There was an informal dinner and games night, and thanks to the generosity of Shoe Clinic, athletes were all individually fitted for shoes at a heavily discounted price.
“Shoe Clinic is proud to be once again supporting the Special Olympics New Zealand Team,” said Shoe Clinic General Manager, Hamish French.
“This photo features athletes getting personalised shoe fittings, so they have the correct shoes for their foot type.”
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