For Para athletes
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 cycling and Shooting Para sport.
The information on this page applies mostly to Para athletes involved in Para sport High Performance programmes.
There are a number of guidelines which High Performance Para athletes should be familiar with including Paralympics New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand High Performance Plans, funding policies, and support guidelines.
HPSNZ Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme – Athlete Guidelines
Para Cycling Road and Track Selection Criteria
PNZ Para Cycling UCI Road World Championships Selection Criteria
PNZ Para Cycling UCI Track World Championships Selection Criteria
Shooting Para Sport Selection Criteria
PNZ Shooting Para Sport World Championships Selection Criteria
PNZ High Performance
PNZ General Selection Regulations
PNZ High Performance Para Athlete Agreement 2023-2024
Para sport talent ID camps
Find out about talent identification and how you can be considered for talent ID camps.
CAN I COMPETE IN THE PARIS 2024 PARALYMPIC GAMES?
The ultimate goal for Para athletes is to represent their country at a Paralympic Games. A Para athlete is an athlete that has a disability or impairment that makes them eligible to compete in Para sport. The Pathway section of this site will guide you through what it takes for you to become a Paralympian.
Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Qualification, Nomination and Selection
The IPC have released the Qualification Regulations for Paris 2024. These regulations outline the qualification pathway to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The process for nomination and selection for the NZ Paralympic Team is set out in the PNZ Nomination and Selection Regulations.
More about Paris 2024
Find out more about Paris 2024 including which Para sports will be contested, and the schedule.