Friday 18th June 2021

Halberg Foundation - Zane Kukutai-Seumanu

10-year-old Zane Kukutai-Seumanu is an active kid who has been supported by the Halberg Foundation in his sporting pursuits.

The Ranui Primary School student is a left leg amputee and has spina bifida, a condition that affects his spinal cord and mobility.
In 2017 the Halberg Foundation supported Zane with a handcycle to ride around the newly built school bike track with his classmates.

“I’ve seen the change in his confidence with having the bike and being at the same level as his classmates, it has made a big difference” says Ranui School teacher Trish Clueard.
The Halberg Foundation delivered a ‘Halberg NET’ to Zane’s school in 2017. The inclusion training course gave his teachers all the skills, tools and confidence to adapt sports and recreation activities to ensure that Zane and all the students can be included in all physical activities.

In 2017 Zane attended the Saint Kentigern Halberg Junior Disability Sport Day and came away with the award for Most Promising-Athletics.

Zane’s school had a special visit from Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in March 2018. The Emirates Team New Zealand sailors took the supreme Halberg Award trophy to Ranui School after claiming the top honours at the 55th Halberg Awards.

Thanks to Aotearoa Gaming Trust for your support of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

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