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T-Shirts Available

7 December 2016 8:34am

T-Shirts are still available and they can be purchased for $30 each from Raewyn Rodger at Athletics Auckland.

All sizes medium, large, XL, XXL in Boys
No 10 or 12, only 8, 14 or 16 in Girls

Raewyn Rodger
Athletics Auckland Inc.
Ph: 09 5256903

Tents

30 November 2016 9:47am

Tent sites with a view of the track at Trusts Stadium are limited and it is likely that teams bringing tents will be disappointed by having to be situated away from the main arena around the warm up field. However the Stadium does have a very good grandstand with plenty of seating and teams should consider this option as a more suitable base. Please do not expect to be given a tent site before 9.00 am on Friday.

2016 Track, Field and Road Race Championships, Trusts Stadium Waitakere

29 November 2016 9:05am

Gate Charges

  • Adults: Friday $5, Saturday $10, Sunday $10, Saturday/Sunday pass $15
  • Secondary school students: $2 per day
  • Under 12: Free

Scratchings

Please remember that scratchings for individual events must be completed by midnight Tuesday 29 November. Instructions for scratching event entries (and athletes) are on the homepage within the Online Entries. We would appreciate having complete scratchings by this deadline.

Risk Assessment and Management Strategies

T-Shirts

T-shirts are for sale in both male (small to XXL) and female (816) sizes. The t-shirts are white, made of light weight dri-tech fabric 100% Polyester machine washable. Online ordering of t-shirts has now closed. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the championships.

The "Aspiring Athletes" Classic Tour

28 November 2016 8:29am

Leading athletes at the New Zealand Secondary Schools are once again invited to the popular Tour and to compete at the Classic Meetings being held January 2017.

The Tour is built around the January Classic Meetings in the lower North Island. Athletes over the past two years have indicated that taking part in the whole Tour is both advisable and rewarding. The Tour will be led by Alec McNab and supporting staff all of whom have wide experience with teams, both domestic and International.

Simplot Games, Pocatello, Idaho, USA

25 November 2016 9:32am

An opportunity has arisen to take a small team of 6-8 athletes to these indoor games Feb 16 -18, 2017. The team will depart on February 12 and return on February 20, 2017.

Manager/Coach

NZSSAA are seeking to appoint 2 manager/coaches to lead this team. If you would like to be considered please apply by email to Michelle Pollard, Secretary, NZSSAA, oe@nzssaa. org.nz with a brief resume outlining your experience and involvement with secondary school athletes. Experience with High School and College Track and Field competition in the USA will be considered.The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday, December 12, 2016.

Athletes

Selection for this team will be based on performances at the NZSSAA championships December 2-4 in Auckland. If you are interested please supply other performances to support your selection. Costs to team members are yet to be set but are not likely to be less than $4000. Selection will be made from senior athletes only ie 16 or over on December 31, 2016. Athletes over 18 on December 31 and not attending secondary school in 2017 are unlikely to be considered. Please email Michelle Pollard, Secretary, NZSSAA, oe@nzssaa.org.nz, with your expressions of interest by December 19, 2017.

Information about this event can be found at http://simplotgames.com/

Programme and Progressions

25 November 2016 1:49am

Track Changes

  • The Senior Girls 200 m has 3 rounds and will begin on Saturday at 4.30 pm not Friday.
  • The Steeplechase heats are not required. The Senior Girls/Junior Girls will be a combined race.
  • The Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls 3000 m will be straight finals on Friday.
  • The Open Boys 3000 m Track walk is approximately 1 hour earlier on Sunday at 10.10 am.
  • The Junior Girls 80 m Hurdles is the only hurdles event requiring semi finals now scheduled at 9.00 am Sunday.

Field Changes

  • The Hammer Fields have been split into age groups. Junior Boys and Junior Girls will be at 9.00 am Saturday and Sunday as originally scheduled. Senior Boys will now be held at 3.30 pm Saturday afternoon and Senior Girls at 11.00 am Sunday morning.
  • Qualifying competitions will be required in the Junior Girls and Junior Boys Long jump as indicated and this has had to be extended to the Senior Boys Long Jump. Qualifying for the Senior Boys will occur at 11.00 am Saturday and the final is now scheduled for 1.30 pm Sunday.

Road Race Changes

  • Para Athletes will be combined with the Year 9 races not the Juniors and will run 3 km not 2 km.

Rescheduled Exams

16 November 2016 10:19pm

Please be aware that due to the disruption caused by the recent earthquakes there has been a rescheduling of the following scholarship exams by NZQA.

Dates of Rescheduled Scholarship Examinations:
History Monday 28 November (pm)
Chemistry Thursday 1 December (pm)

Chemistry on Thursday afternoon especially could be a problem for early traveling athletes. If there is a problem please inform your Principals Nominee as soon as possible.

NZSSAA Notice of AGM

16 November 2016 9:44am

The NZSSAA AGM will take place at Trusts Stadium Waitakere December 2 following the Managers’ Meeting which begins at 1.00pm.

Dates and Venues 2017

25 October 2016 8:47am

The dates and venues for the 2017 NZSSAA competitions are:

  • South Island Secondary Schools Championships, Dunedin, 1-2 April
  • North Island Secondary Schools Championships, Inglewood, 8-9 April
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, Ascot Golf Course, QE2 Park, Christchurch, 17-18 June
  • 45th New Zealand Secondary School Track, Field and 43rd Road Race Championships, Hastings, 1-3 December

California Track and Field tour 2017

26 September 2016 10:53am

The California Track & Field Tour has a new website: www.californiatour.co.nz. New Zealand Secondary School athletes in all events are encouraged to apply.

Athletes on the 2017 California Tour will have a choice of three starting dates from late March until mid-April. They will compete in various meets from San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego. The team will primarily be based in Orange County with easy access to beaches and shopping malls. This is the seventh California Tour, and many personal bests have been achieved against top U.S. high school competition in an ideal climate.

For more information, contact Greg Lautenslager at 03 923-2321 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.

Opportunities for Track and Field competitions overseas 2017

27 August 2016 8:12am

NZSSAA is looking for opportunities to either select teams for Track and Field competitions or to encourage schools who have strong athletics programmes to consider selecting teams to represent NZ at these events.

Below is a letter and bulletin from Garry Carnachan, NZSSSC Exec Director outlining the opportunity to take part in the ISF World Schools Athletics Championships. Any schools interested in putting a team together are invited to submit a proposal to Michelle Pollard at oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

Results from Australian XC Championships

25 August 2016 10:25pm

The NZSSAA Cross Country Team (2016) competed in Canberra on the 20th August 2016, at the Australian Cross Country Championships, which were held at Stromlo Forest Park. The team had a very successful day with some very strong individual and team performances.

Track, Field and Road Race Championships Venue Decision

29 June 2016 7:34am

The December 2-4 2016 Track and Field Championships will be held at the Trusts Stadium Waitakere and the Road Race Championships will be held in the close vicinity. Securing this location after losing Mt Smart has been a very difficult process but has finally been achieved with some excellent support from the CEO of Regional Facilities Auckland and his Staff and the preparedness of the NZ Ukulele Trust to take up the offer of another venue for their festival. On behalf of NZSSAA I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all those involved in delivering this outcome and to thank the Athletics fraternity for their patience over several weeks of uncertainty. The Local Organising Committee will be working hard to make up for lost time and I’m confident they will stage a memorable championships at a fine facility.

John Tylden
NZSSAA Chairman

Lost and Found from Cross Country Champs

27 June 2016 11:28pm

Lost:

  • Green Trackpants, Burnside High School, Bailey Peterson, 021- 0870-9826
  • School Jacket, St Johns College, Hastings (Maroon and Black with embroidered eagle) Please contact Chris Hansen chanson@stjohns.school.nz

Found:

  • Jacket (New Zealand)
  • Nike Track Pants (Black) Girls Large

Australian Cross Country Selected Team

26 June 2016 11:35am

Congratulations to our athletes who have been selected to represent NZSSAA at the Athletics Australia and Australian Schools Cross Country Championships in Canberra, August 20/22.

Additional Coach/Manager required

Expressions of interest for the position an additional coach/manager to take the NZSSAA team to the Australian Cross Country Championships are called for. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by July 8 2016 using oe@nzssaa.org.nz.
Please provide a brief resume of your experience with secondary school cross country athletes and events. If you have any questions please email John Tylden.

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