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.

Paralympian Lisa Adams, arms aloft, holding NZ flag at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

HPSNZ Documents

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 Strategic Plan 2024

HPSNZ Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme – Athlete Guidelines

Para Cycling Road and Track Selection Criteria

PNZ Para Cycling 2022 UCI Road World Championships Selection Criteria updated 2 March 22

PNZ Para Cycling 2022 UCI Track World Championships Selection Criteria updated 28 Jan 22

Shooting Para Sport Selection Criteria

PNZ Shooting Para Sport 2022 World Championships Selection Criteria

PNZ High Performance

PNZ General Selection Regulations 2022

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 Regulations

The IPC and International Federations for some Para sports have released the Qualification Regulations for Paris 2024. The rest of the Qualification Regulations are expected within 2022.

Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Qualification Regulations – July 2022

More about Paris 2024

Find out more about Paris 2024 including which Para sports will be contested, and the schedule.