For those with Paralympic aspirations, the Extend phase represents entry to the High Performance Para-Athlete Development Pathway. Individuals displaying interest & early signs of potential for future High Performance involvement may be invited to participate in occasional training camps, activities, and workshops with a National High Performance Athlete Development Programme.
Para-Athletes in the Extend phase of the Development Pathway train on a regular basis with their school, regional ParaFed, or local sporting club, and participate in local, regional and in most cases, National competitive events.
A Paralympics New Zealand National Classification is required for involvement in High Performance Athlete Development Programmes.
For more information on opportunities for selection into National High Performance Athlete Development Programmes, please visit the Talent Identification page.