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High Performance

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) selects and supports Para athletes and teams to attend international competitions. The core international competitions that are of immense importance to the PNZ High Performance Programme are the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. More information on the Paralympic Games can be found on our Events page.

In addition, PNZ leads High Performance Training programmes and campaigns in the sports of Para swimming, Para cycling and Shooting Para sport, and provides assistance to High Performance programmes in Para athletics, and Adaptive Snow Sports.

The information on this page applies mostly to Para athletes, coaches and staff involved in Para sport High Performance programmes.


There are a number of guidelines which High Performance Para athletes, Coaches and Staff should be familiar with including Paralympics New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand High Performance Plans, funding policies, and support guidelines:

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) Documents

PNZ 2019 General Selection Regulation

Paralympics New Zealand 2018 Carding Criteria

Paralympics New Zealand 2018 Para Athlete Investment Criteria

PNZ High Performance Plan (2013 – 2020)

PNZ Multi-Year PEGS Policy

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Documents

HPSNZ Strategic Plan 2013 – 2020

HPSNZ Prime Minister Scholarship Programme – Athlete Guidelines

HPSNZ Prime Minster Scholarship Programme – Coach, Support Team and Officials Guidelines

Information for High Performance Para-Athletes, Coaches, and Programme Staff

Paralympics New Zealand is committed to having robust and transparent selection and investment criteria. Paralympics New Zealand therefore has implemented overarching selection and investment criteria which are easily understood by coaches and athletes. All these sport specific criteria are evidence based and are key to Paralympics New Zealand’s ultimate goal of having more Para athletes winning on the World stage.

All High Performance Para athletes, coaches and staff are encouraged to return to this page frequently for updated policies, guidelines, plans and criteria.

Selection Information

Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey NormanTVNZ

Community Partners

SanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarOceanbridge        


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