Carding criteria

High Performance Sport New Zealand and National Sport Organisations jointly consider and agree cases for carding status.

Athletes will be considered for carding in one of three levels. 

Level

HPSNZ Athlete Carding Criteria Overview

Level 1

Olympic Sports
Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport (or in special cases a Campaign Investment Sport) tracking toward a podium finish at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Paralympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete targeted by Paralympics NZ tracking toward a gold medal finish at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Non-Olympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport that is currently ranked top three and tracking toward a podium finish at the next world championships between 2013-2016.

Level 2

Olympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport (or in special cases a Campaign Investment Sport) tracking toward a top 8 finish at the 2016 Olympic Games, and ideally tracking towards a podium finish at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Paralympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete targeted by Paralympics NZ tracking toward a podium finish at the 2016 Paralympic Games, and ideally tracking towards a gold medal finish at the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Non-Olympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport tracking toward a podium finish at the next world championships between 2013-2016.

Level 3

Olympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport (or in special cases a Campaign Investment sport) tracking toward a podium finish at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Paralympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete targeted by Paralympics NZ tracking toward a 4-6 placing in 2016 Paralympic Games, and ideally tracking towards a podium finish at the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Individual athlete or team sport athlete targeted by Paralympics NZ with special cases that have the potential to positively impact on 2016 Paralympic Games performances.

Non-Olympic Sports

Individual athlete or team sport athlete within a HPSNZ Targeted Sport tracking toward a podium finish at the world championships between 2017-2020.

Remember National Sports Organisations select their carded athletes, so if you have a question, in the first instance contact your sport.