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Australian Cross Country Championships

24 June 2015 10:24am

These forms must be completed by any senior runner who finished in the top 12 places at the NZSSAA Cross Country championships who did not pick up their information pack at the medals ceremony but intends being a member of the NZSS team. Runners who finished outside the top 12 or were unable to compete and who would like to be considered for selection should also complete them.

World Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships 2016

22 June 2015 12:59pm

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

Timeline for Selections

4th July Team Submissions from Schools.
21st July School selection announced
26th July Selected Schools to confirm Final Date Individual selection considered after selected school confirmation
31st July Schools announced via website
3rd August Individuals selected notified
7th August Confirmation to be received from individuals
14th August Full Team announced

Cross Country Results and Paper Team

20 June 2015 6:35pm

Results from the Cross Country Championships.

The 2015 paper team, and subsidy application form:

Photographs from the event are now:

Social Cancelled

15 June 2015 10:43am

Due to low numbers interested in the Social this will not be going ahead on Saturday.

We required a minimum number of 200 tickets to be sold to cover the costs of running the event and make it a viable fundraiser. We did not reach this number. Thank you to all the schools which did show an interest in attending. Reimbursements will be arranged for payments that have been already made. Schools will need to email the accounts department at Queen’s High School with their bank account details: Yvonne Covey exec@queens.school.nz.

If managers and their athletes are looking for other activities to attend for the evening you could consider:

Cross Country Championships

28 May 2015 9:43am

Entries received so far can be viewed at the below link. Please note that entries do not appear until they have been paid for and a receipt issued. Note that these entries are only periodically updated.

Travel and Accommodation for Dunedin

18 May 2015 8:10am

Due to a cancellation, I have a limited number of spaces available for Dunedin. We are travelling from Christchurch, leaving at 9.45am on the Friday and returning by 3pm on the Sunday. For bus fares, accommodation and meals, the cost is $250 per person.

If you are just interested in accommodation and meals in Dunedin, we can offer that as an option as well.

This offer is open to students, teachers, coaches and parents until the end on May.

Don Dalgliesh
7 Jellicoe Towers, 189 The Terrace, Wellington. 6011
Phone: 04 473 9414
Mobile: 027 407 0988

Outstanding Medals from the Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Whanganui 2014

13 May 2015 9:35am

A number of relay teams and road race teams did not receive all their medals during the presentations. Could team managers email John Tylden with the details and an address to post the medals to please.

NZSSAA Cross Country Team to the Australian Championships, Melbourne 29 August 2015

30 April 2015 9:17pm

Coach/Manager

Expressions of interest for the positions of coach/manager (1-2 required depending on team numbers) to take a NZSSAA team to the Australian Cross Country Championships are called for. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by June 12.

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.

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.

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.

See past news items in the archive.