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NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships

22 April 2015 9:51pm

Newsletter One for the Track, Field and Road Race Championships is now available.

Cross Country Championships

14 April 2015 5:43pm

World Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships 2016

9 April 2015 8:12pm

NZSSAA intend to take a full team to the ISF World Secondary Schools Cross Country Champs in Hungary 2016. Details about this are below.

NZSSAA Track Field and Road Race Championships 2015 Programme

8 April 2015 11:58am

Following requests from the Timaru LOC and Athletics NZ Officials Technical Committee to consider the possibility of a 3 day programme or a half day extension to the current programme to accommodate the Hammer, Pole Vault and possibly some field event qualifying pools the NZSSAA Executive have agreed to the latter option for 2015, beginning no earlier than 1pm on Friday. If there are to be field event pools it is expected that this would be most likely occur in the junior girls and senior boys Long Jump. If this scenario is likely to create difficulties for athletes who could be struggling to arrive in time to compete, please email John Tylden, oe@nzssaa.org.nz so that the extent of the problem can be assessed.

The possibility of a 3 day meeting for 2016 will be considered at the next Executive meeting in early May and a draft programme will be developed and posted online for comment with the aim of achieving a decision at the 2015 AGM in Timaru. Any further submissions are welcome and can be emailed to John Tylden, oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

North & South Island Results

28 March 2015 7:16pm

Results from the North Island and South Island Championships are available below.

South Island AGM Agenda & Event Schedules

21 March 2015 2:41pm

The AGM for the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association will be held immediately following the managers’ meeting, Friday March 27 from 6.00pm, 2015.

The event schedules are available below.

North Island Secondary School Athletics Championships, Mt Smart, Auckland 27-29 March

14 March 2015 12:12pm

The Auckland Local Organising Committee have requested that the Hammer and Pole Vault events be held on Friday afternoon 27 March. For those athletes affected by this change to the usual North Island Championships programme please consider the impact this might have on your travel and competition plans and communicate any concerns to oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

Please see the South Islands’ information for Para athlete information and classifications.

South Islands: Information Two and Hurdles

11 March 2015 9:02am

Information Two is now available.

Non-compliant Hurdles

Please be aware we have tried to get new compliant hurdles for the SISS Athletic Champs 2015. These have been ordered for some time but unfortunately our supplier has informed us that they will not arrive in time for our competition.

This now means the hurdles at the SISS Athletic Champs will be non-IAAF compliant. Be aware this means they are not suitable for record purposes but placings at competition will be upheld. We apologise for this inconvenience.

South Island Secondary School Athletics AGM

4 March 2015 11:50am

The AGM for the South Island Secondary School Athletics will be held immediately following the Managers’ meeting at 6.00pm Friday March 27. Call for remits will open on Monday March 9 and will close at 3.00pm Monday 16 March. Meeting will be held in the Saxton Field Athletic Pavilion, Saxton Oval, Nelson.

All remits must be submitted to Jeni Nunn.

NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships, December 4-6, Timaru

25 February 2015 5:40pm

The Timaru LOC have asked Executive to consider extending the championships to either 3 days or 2.5 days to accommodate events that either take up considerable time and arena space or pose a safety risk if other events are on at the same time. They also have concerns about the pressure of a two day event on officials who are faced with long hours of officiating in order to complete all the events on offer. Their letter is available here for your information and feedback. Please email your thoughts to John Tylden oe@nzssaa.org.nz . Executive will make a decision on the request at our meeting in late March. In the meantime people intending to go to the championships should plan their travel and accommodation to take in the possibility of some events at least being on the Friday particularly Hammer and Pole Vault and possibly Long Jump qualifying rounds as requested.

South Island Champs

21 January 2015 4:01pm

The South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championsihps will be held at Saxton Field Athletics Track, Nelson, March 27-29.

Pole Vault will be held in Christchurch Thursday 26th March at Papanui High School, Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch. Practice/warm up at 3.00pm. Competition begins 4.00pm.
Hammer Throw Friday 27 March 4:00pm, Saxton Field Athletics Track, Nelson. Practice/warm up at 3.00pm. Competition begins 4.00pm. All other competition will commence Saturday morning March 28.

Porritt Classic Secondary School Events February 7

18 January 2015 1:59pm

Please find information and entry form below for the Porritt Classic 2015 Secondary Schools 1500m Teams Races and Nick Willis Relay.

2015 Competitions

16 December 2014 1:02pm

  • North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, Mt Smart, Auckland March 28-29
  • South Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, Nelson March 28-29
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, Gladfield Golf Course, Dunedin June 20
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Track, Field and Road Race Championships, Timaru December 5-6

Selected Team, Athletes of the Meet, Photos

10 December 2014 4:11pm

The NZSS Team and Athletes of the Meet are available below, as in the Subsidy Application Form. Photos also available.

NZ Secondary Schools Track Track, Field and Road Championships 2014 Results

7 December 2014 12:00am

Young Olympian Tour 2015

3 December 2014 9:07am

Leading athletes at New Zealand Secondary Schools will have the opportunity to take part in the Classic Young Olympian Tour. Replacing the tradition Young Olympian Camp it will retain some of the coaching and learning features of the previous camps as well as providing an invaluable athletic touring experience.

See past news items in the archive.