deafyouthDeaf Sports New Zealand (DSNZ) was established in 1963 and is an affiliated member of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (formerly CISS). Deaf Sports New Zealand has several Associate Members being National Deaf Sport Associations, which host their own Open Championship events.

Deaf Sports New Zealand works with the Associate Members and Individual Athletes to provide pathways to International representation at the Deaflympics, Asia Pacific Deaf Games, Australia Deaf Games as well as World Championships.