News from the NZSSAA

Cross Country Championships

25 February 2015 5:43pm

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.

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

3 February 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 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.

Scratchings & Entries Received

30 November 2014 11:17am


Scratchings from single events close on Wednesday December 3. Scratchings received after that are for complete withdrawal from competition. Scratchings from single events are done by opening up the athletes information under Current Athletes and selecting the clear option beside the event to be scratched. To scratch the athlete from all events select the Remove option. Any scratchings on Thursday and Friday must be emailed to oe@nzssaa.org.nz and during the championships handed in at the Technical Information Centre(TIC).

Entries Received

Entries received so far for the championships can be viewed below. Please note that only entries that have been paid for (and an receipt issued) show, and that these entries are only updated periodically. Please check with your team manager or teacher in charge of athletics as to whether your entry has been entered and paid for.


25 November 2014 9:52pm

Team managers or school representatives are warmly invited to stay for the NZSSAA AGM at approximately 7.15pm following the managers meeting at the Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate. Each school is entitled to have 1 voting representative attend plus observers. The combined Auckland, Waikato Bay of Plenty based executive is offering itself for re-election but any region is free to nominate itself as an alternative. Similarly Regional Representatives positions are open to people interested in being part of the NZSSAA executive. Nominations should be sent to John Tylden by Tuesday December 2.

Reminders and Notes

14 November 2014 9:41am

  • Entries close 21 November 2014.
  • T-shirt orders close 21 November 2014. See form on website. Although there is an opportunity for a second batch, there will be an additional cost of $7.00 for postage after the Championships.
  • Very little accommodation left in Wanganui. For further information, contact the Wanganui iSite
  • We have access to some parking close to Cooks Gardens for team minivans. Passes will be available to the first 20 requests. Email amcnab@collegiate.school.nz
  • There is one corporate box still available at $600 for Friday noon through to Sunday pm. If interested, email amcnab@collegiate.school.nz
  • Road Race at Kowhai Park; The map will be out next week.
  • Timed program will be available Thursday 21 November 2014.

Australian Schools' Cross Country Championships

3 September 2014 9:07pm

Congratulations to our NZSSAA Cross Country team members who did so well at the Australian Cross Country Championships on Saturday August 23 and the Secondary School Cross Country Relays on Monday August 25 in Albany, Western Australia. Thank you to our team managers, Michelle Pollard, Brad Smith and Bruce Smith and to the parents who travelled in support of the team. From all accounts it was a most enjoyable and worthwhile trip so well done to everyone involved. See the report below for all the results and highlights.

California Athletics Tour 2015

1 September 2014 6:33pm

The California Athletics Tour 2015 is currently being organised, and expressions of interest are encouraged from New Zealand secondary school athletes in all events. The team leaves Auckland on March 31 and returns April 20. The team will be based in Los Angeles and compete in meets over three weekends in Northern and Southern California. This is the fifth 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 the National Academy of Distance Running at (03) 923-2321 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.

See past news items in the archive.