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Open Development Squad Selections from Open Bouldering Championships

The following athletes have been selected into the Open Development Squad for 2023 for Bouldering: Amanda SpeedBella DomaneschiCirrus TanRebecca Hounsell (Discretionary) Oskar Wolff Tom Waldin Sefton Priestley AJ Goldsmith Oliver Shanks 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: Automatic selection of the top 25% of the eligible athletes invited to be a member of the 2022/23 NZ Open Read More

New Zealand Team for the 2022 World Youth Championships

The following athletes have been selected into the Final New Zealand Team for the 2022 World Youth Championships. Congratulations to all those selected. Athlete Age Group Lead Boulder Speed Abby Gebert Junior Female     Yes Lucy Sinclair Youth A Female Yes Yes   Azaria Briscoe Youth A Female Yes Yes   Meredith Butcher Youth A Female    Yes Yes Oskar Wolff Youth A Male Yes Yes   Nat Warburton Youth A Male Yes     Julian David Youth A Male     Yes Flynn Chisholm Youth A Male     Yes Antony Death Youth A Male     Yes Read More

Notification of Provisional New Zealand Team for the Youth World Championships

Provisional Team (posted and notified 11.00pm, 22/06/2022) This post notifies athletes of provisional team for the 2022 World Youth Championships. Appeal Process: Any athletes wishing to appeal the selection process, appeals need to be made within 2 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 . (Deadline: Friday the 24th of June.) Following the 2022 Selection Event, the following athletes have been selected into the Provisional New Zealand Team. Athlete Age Group Lead Boulder Speed Abby Gebert Junior Female     Yes Lucy Read More

Applications for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances – Selection Event (Camp)

According to the CNZ Selection Policy an athlete wishing to be considered for New Zealand Team selection in 2022, but unable to compete, can apply to be considered for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances. This notification is in relation to the Selection Event scheduled for Sunday the 19th of June. The selection policy sets out examples for reasons where exceptional circumstances will be considered.  In all cases athletes wishing to be considered for selection under exceptional circumstances still need to apply to CNZ to be included in the selection process. You need to make your application to  as soon as possible with a cut off date Read More

Selection of athletes into the Youth and Opens Development Squads

Initial Selections (posted and notified 9.00pm, 21/05/2022) Final Selections (posted 2pm, 28/05/2022) This post notifies athletes of initial selections (and updated with final selections on appeal) into development squads based on the Lead discipline performance and Master selections for Bouldering and Lead. Appeal Process: 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 . (Deadline: Tuesday the 24th of May.) Following the La Sportiva Lead and Para-climbing Championships, Read More

Applications for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances – La Sportiva Lead and Para-climbing Championships

According to the CNZ Selection Policy an athlete wishing to be considered for New Zealand Team selection in 2022, 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 under exceptional circumstances still need to apply to CNZ to be included in the selection process. You need to make your application to  as soon as possible with a cut off date of Monday the 16th of May 2022. Please ensure that your application asks for Discretionary selection under Read More

Timetable for 2021 2022 La Sportiva Lead and Para-climbing Championships

Updated: Sunday 8th May 2022 Reminder: Note early time for Opens start on the Saturday. Please note that the timetable is subject to change, please check back here or monitor CNZ Facebook page for updates. 2021/22 La Sportiva Lead Nationals – Saturday 14 May 2022 Saturday 14th May 07:30 Facility Opens 07:45 Technical Meeting Team Managers, Judges, Officials 08:10 Athletes Briefing YD/YC/Opens 08:30 Qualifying Round 1 Starts YD/YC/Opens 10:30 Qualifying Round 1 Ends YD/YC/Opens 10:30 Qualifying Round 2 Starts YD/YC/Opens 12:30 Qualifying Round 2 Ends YD/YC/Opens 12:30 Competition Area Closed 13:30 Isolation Opens YD/YC/Opens 14:15 Isolation Closes YD/YC/Opens 14:15 Competition Read More

Seek candidates to support the New Zealand Youth Team at World Youth Championships 2022

We are seeking candidates for the following roles to support the 2022 NZ Team to the World Youth Championships. Current Youth Team coach Peter Lofthouse is unavailable for this event. Team Manager Coach / Coaching Support We are open to expressions of interest from anyone interested in this roles, including those who may have family likely to be travelling and competing in the event. This is a voluntary role, with all travel and related expenses covered. See attached document for the role details. OVERVIEW Climbing New Zealand is seeking applications from individuals interested in the positions of New Zealand Youth Team Read More

World Youth Championships – Selection Event

Selection Event for 2022 (for climbers seeking World Youth Championship selection) The selection event will be held on Sunday the 19th of June at Extreme Edge Panmure (this is the day after NIBS at BoulderCo). The event will include Lead and Bouldering on the same day, the event is likely to run from 8am until 4pm on the day depending on numbers. There will be a $50 fee to enter to partly over the organising and hosting of this event. As per the Climbing New Zealand Selection Policy we are notifying climbers of the format for this event, as it Read More