Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) selects and supports Para athletes and teams to attend international competitions. The pinnacle of these international competitions are the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

In addition, PNZ leads High Performance Training programmes and campaigns in the sports of Para swimming, Para cycling and Shooting Para sport.

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.

PNZ Documents

PNZ 2019 General Selection Regulation

PNZ High Performance Plan (2013 – 2020)

PNZ Multi-Year PEGS Policy

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

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