Join a sport

Special Olympics Canterbury provides sporting and social opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. We provide both training and competition up to international level for almost 300 athlete’s in over 10 different sports. If you are interested in becoming an athlete, click below to find out more.

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are a huge part of Special Olympics Canterbury. From helping out and coaching at weekly sports training’s, to attending events and travelling with the athletes. It’s very rewarding. Without Volunteers, we wouldn’t be here. So if you’re interested in volunteering, click below to find out more.

What’s Happening?

There are a number of events held throughout the year at Special Olympics Canterbury. These include, but are not limited too Ribbon Day’s, Regional Games, National Games and Fundraising Events. To find out What, Where and When the next Special Olympics Canterbury Event is, click below.


There are four different types of events as shown below. Click on an event to find out more.


Below are the different sports we offer. Click on a sport of your choice to find out more information.