Youth Development Squad Selections 2023/24

Notified 2pm, Saturday 28th October 2023.

Amended 19/11/2023 to correct eligibility errors.

Following the La Sportiva Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships at BoulderCo, Auckland on the 14th and 15th of October the following athletes have been selected into the Youth Development Squad for 2023 / 2024.

Junior Female:

Rebecca Hounsell
Lucy Sinclair
Azaria Briscoe
Bella Domeneschi (discretionary)

Junior Male:

Oskar Wolff
Fin Newton-Howes
Antony Death

Youth A Female

Sophia Cook
Mischa Boorman
Grace Hansen
Laura Townshend
Dixie Whiting
Jess Young

Youth A Male:

Luka Sugimoto-Faulkner
Wei Zhen Ng
Spencer Menzies
Finlay Cate
Barney Gould
Cullen Campbell
Oliver Chinn
Kesha Cerna
Kieran Death
Will Browne
Youth B Female

Katie Chinn
Alisa Schenk
Fia Warburton
Mila Piatek
Xanthe Saunders
Manaia Johnson (discretionary)

Youth B Male:

Fletcher McGrath
Teo Besier
Jamie Birchler
Rio Piatek
Conrad Bolger

Youth C Female:

Anna Evans
Yume Fookes
Ayla Radley
Scarlett Cachatoor-Faber
Autumn Parchomchuk
Gwyneth Parchomchuk (discretionary)

Youth C Male:

Samba Goyal
Tristan Jayasuriya
Xavier Wasek-Webb
Brooklyn Jackson-ger
Lucas Winchester

Youth D Female:

Nina Fookes

Youth D Male:

Hamish McLaughlin
Xavier Faber

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 2023/24 NZ Youth 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 2024.

Congratulations to those selected.

Richard Waldin
Climbing New Zealand

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