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Downtown Auckland (Inc)
The Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland Central ,  1010
New Zealand

Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland, Inc.

Weekly meeting – Tuesday 10/09/2019


Tom Smith & Yann Roux

CEO & Development Manager – Parafed Auckland


Parafed Auckland is New Zealand’s oldest and largest disability sport organisation, leading a network of 15 sports clubs and activity providers catering for 300+ members. It is the lead organisation for all physical disability sport in Auckland, providing pathways and opportunities for beginners, all the way through to Paralympic Champions.


Tom Smith - CEO  

Originally from the UK, Tom immigrated to New Zealand with his family. He has been involved with disability and Para Sport since 2007, working on the 2012 London Paralympics then with Special Olympics GB, Sport England and The England and Wales Cricket Board.


Yann Roux -Development Manager

Freshly arrived in New Zealand from France, Yann is an accomplished sports coach but also a marketing expert. He is mixing these to support Parafed Auckland to enable more disabled people to enjoy sport and recreation. His tasks are to develop and implement the marketing and communications plan to raise awareness of Parafed Auckland.


Please note:

Breakfast meeting registrations close at 11 a.m. on the Monday. For a short time after this, it may be possible to request changes via President Byran.

Failure to register your attendance can cause problems for Northern Club catering.


Introducer/host: Hilary Prior

Thanker: Rob Wills


Reception: Grant Hally & Steve Briggs


Upcoming meetings:



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