Notified 11pm, Thursday the 9th of March 2023.
Following the La Sportiva Lead and Para-climbing Championships at the YMCA Adventure Centre, Christchurch on the 4th and 5th of March the following listed athletes have been selected into the Youth and Open Development Squads for 2022 / 2023 for Lead.
Any athletes wishing to appeal the selection process, appeals need to be made within 2 working days of this post being notified to all climbers. Please ensure that you refer to the section 7 of the selection policy, and send any appeal to .
Reminder of the criteria for selections:
Athletes need to be eligible for selection, which means being a member of a Climbing New Zealand Affiliated Club and being eligible to hold a New Zealand passport.
Automatic selection of the top 40% of the eligible athletes invited to be a member of the 2022/23 NZ Youth Development Squad. Discretionary selections can also be made, refer to the policy for details.
Automatic selection of the top 25% of the eligible athletes invited to be a member of the 2022/23 NZ Open Development Squad. Discretionary selections can also be made, refer to the policy for details.
Climbing New Zealand selection processes are documented in our selection policy page on our website, please refer to this in the first instance if you have questions. The actual policy document is on our web page here.
Being selected into the Development Squad makes the athlete eligible to seek New Zealand Team selection in 2023.
Open Development Squad
|Mischa Boorman (discretionary)|
|Phoebe Kenderdine (discretionary)|
Youth Development Squad
|Henry Booker (discretionary)|
|Antony Death (discretionary)|
Youth A Female
|Lucy Sinclair (discretionary)|
|Azaria Briscoe (discretionary)|
|Kayla Muirson (discretionary)|
Youth A Male:
|Barney Gould – Youth World Championships results (top 40)|
|Harrison Larkin – Youth World Championships results (top 40)|
Youth B Female:
|Xanthe Saunders (discretionary)|
Youth B Male:
|Jamie Birchler (discretionary)|
Youth C Female:
|Charlotte Chinn (discretionary)|
Youth C Male:
|Xavier Wasek-Webb (discretionary)|
Youth D Female:
|Ayla Radley (discretionary)|
Youth D Male:
Congratulations to those selected.
Climbing New Zealand