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Youth and Masters Bouldering Update – Event and Selection Contingencies for Covid-19

Youth and Masters Bouldering Update With preparations for the Youth and Masters Championships progressing well a few updates and reminders to our athletes. To register for the event access the registration page HERE. Remember that this event is the first event under the new season and therefore the age categories have changed. Please refer to the table below to check your correct category for this event. Note: we will check categories as part of the event setup process if you have registered incorrectly. Age categories for Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships 2020/21Masters – born during 1986 or earlierJuniors – born during 2002/2003Youth A Read More

Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships Registration is Open

Note: This event is part of the new CNZ climbing season (2020/2021) and therefore there are new age categories that apply for this event. This event is a qualifying event for New Zealand Team and Development Squad selection for 2021. CNZ Age Categories for CNZ events between 1st of September 2020 and 31st August 2021 (new season): Masters – born during 1986 or earlierOpens   –  born during 2005 or earlierJuniors – born during 2002/2003Youth A – born during 2004/2005Youth B – born during 2006/2007Youth C – born during 2008/2009Youth D – born during 2010 (or later) You can register here.REGISTER NOW Read More

CNZ Event Updates

Covid-19 Impacts Covid-19 continues to disrupt our daily lives and in recent weeks the impact on our planned events for 2020 has been substantial. I share your disappointment whether you are an athlete, parent, supporter, or volunteer. I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to prepare for events over the last 2-3 months as it seemed we were returning to normal. Please enjoy the climbing that you are able to do, support your clubs and your gyms, they need your support, be kind to yourselves and others. Kia Kaha. CNZ Open Bouldering Championships – Postponed Read More

Cancellation of Lead National Championships this week-end

As you will all be aware, Auckland has been put into level 3 lockdown from midday today (Wednesday) until midnight on Friday. The rest of the country will be at level 2 for the same period. All non-essential travel to Auckland prohibited up until midnight Friday, and no certainty about restrictions beyond that time frame. There is no other choice but to cancel the Lead Championships this week-end. This is incredibly disappointing particularly knowing all the hard work that has gone into the preparations for this and other events after the previous lockdown period. Thanks to all of the volunteers who have helped Read More

New CNZ Selection Policy is approved, Youth and Masters Bouldering Championship date and venue is confirmed

Selection Policy At our management committee meeting on the 29th of July the new Climbing New Zealand selection policy was ratified. The new policy can be accessed on the website here. Selection Policy Page. With the adoption of the new selection policy Climbing New Zealand introduce a new climbing season for our events. The new season will run from September to April of the following year. New age groups for CNZ events (excluding Schools events) come into effect from the 1st of September 2020. This change in age groups is a key change to ensure that athletes seeking selection compete Read More

National Secondary Schools Climbing Championship 2020 – cancelled

National Secondary Schools Climbing Championship 2020 Due to Covid-19 restrictions this event has been cancelled Climbing New Zealand is pleased to be able to bring together this National Secondary Schools event in 2020. The event will be held on the 31st of August and 1st of September at Extreme Edge Panmure, Auckland. The event has two categories junior and senior for both male and female. The format is a combined format featuring all three climbing disciplines Speed, Bouldering and Roped Climbing (Top Rope format for this event). There will be awards for the top climbers in each category, top school Read More

We are back! Competitions are confirmed for 2020. Registration for National Lead Championships is open.

I am pleased to announce that we have been able to re-schedule the National Lead Championships, postponed from May. Event to be held at Extreme Edge Panmure, Auckland on the 15th and 16th of August 2020. Note: This event is not a qualification event for New Zealand Team selection for 2021. More information to come on selection process with a Lead event in early 2021 to be scheduled. Register here. We have also confirmed the following events are to go ahead as scheduled. 31 Aug/1 Sept NZ Secondary Schools National Championship 2020 – Panmure Extreme Edge, Auckland. Contact your school about attending this event. Read More

May 2020 Newsletter from Climbing New Zealand

To: Climbing New Zealand Athletes and SupportersFrom: Richard Waldin, Climbing New Zealand President This is my first opportunity to formally share updates with you since my election to the President’s role in April 2020. There has been a lot to catch up on and plenty of challenges at present for all sports and sporting organisations. Thank you all for your continuing support for your Clubs, your Gyms and Climbing New Zealand. I am pleased to announce new Management Committee members, Jacob Dodds, Secretary, Amanda Speed, Athlete’s Rep., and Lara Whiting, Auckland Sport Climbing Club representative. Full Management Committee list is Read More

Seeking expressions of interest for a role on the National Selection Panel

Climbing New Zealand – National Selection Panel Member We are seeking expressions of interest from suitability qualified individuals for a role on the National Selection Panel. This role operates as a part of a panel of 3 selectors, the other two being the current National Youth Coach and current Opens Coach. The selection panel selects Youth, Open and Para teams and development squads, guided by the Selection Policy. Key attributes: A passion for the sport of Sport Climbing, and a desire to it grow and thrive in New Zealand; Ability to work with young athletes and identify talent; Ability to Read More