According to the CNZ Selection Policy an athlete wishing to be considered for Development Squad or New Zealand Team selection in 2024, but unable to compete, can apply to be considered for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances.
The selection policy sets out examples for reasons where exceptional circumstances will be considered.
In all cases athletes wishing to be considered for selection (initially to the development squad) under exceptional circumstances still need to apply to CNZ to be included in the selection process.
Event e.g Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships
Send all related information on recent and previous performances, all current or recent climbing activities, any injury, illness and recovery information, climbing goals and anything related that may assist the selectors.
Note: Attendance and performance at prior recent CNZ National Championship events will be expected.
How does selection work when dealing with exceptional circumstances cases?
According to the selection policy there are a range of approaches that the selectors can take to rank athletes who missed a selection event alongside others. The aim is to ensure the process is as fair as possible for all athletes.
According to the selection policy:
Effect of exemption
If the CNZ Committee has granted an application for Exceptional Circumstances, the Selection Committee may adjust the points to be awarded to the athlete using one or more of the following:
- If the athlete has missed a National Championship, award the athlete points equal to:
o Their placing at the previous National Championships they competed in, in the same gender, Age Category and Discipline, or
o The points they were awarded at the Selection Camp in that discipline, or
o The average of the points awarded to other athletes under Appendix 1 in respect of the National Championship in the same gender, Age Category and Discipline
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