Youth Development Squad Selections in Lead

Notified 9pm, Tuesday the 27th February 2024.

Following the La Sportiva Youth Masters and Paraclimbing Championships at Extreme Edge, the following athletes have been selected into the Youth Development Squad for 2023 / 2024.

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.

Junior Female 
Rebecca Hounsell 
Ngaire North 
Youth A female 
Mischa Boorman 
Grace Hansen 
Laura Townshend 
Sophia Cook 
Renna Park 
Cara HicksDiscretionary
Youth B Female 
Katie Chinn 
Xanthe Saunders 
Amaya Tan-Peters 
Mila Piatek 
Fia Warburton 
Alisa Schenk 
Youth C Female 
Ayla Radley 
Charlotte Chinn 
Anna Evans 
Gwyneth Parchomchuk 
Lucy RangerDiscretionary
Youth D Female 
Pippa Gower-Johnson 
Nina Fookes 
Junior Male 
Nathan Clapperton 
Fynn Marno-Simpson 
Youth A Male 
Spencer Menzies 
Finlay Cate 
Zhen Ng 
Oliver Chinn 
Grayson Meaclem 
Harrison LarkinDiscretionary
Youth B Male 
Fletcher McGrath 
Toby Gower-Johnson 
Teo Besier 
Conrad Bolger 
Youth C Male 
Tristan Jayasuriya 
Xavier Wasek-Webb 
Youth D Male 
Hamish McLaughlin 
Xavier Faber 

Richard Waldin
Climbing New Zealand

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