News from the NZSSAA

42nd NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Championships

20 August 2014 11:36am

The 42nd NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Championships will take place in Whanganui, 6-7 December 2014.

Draft dates and venues for 2015

14 August 2014 10:45pm

The following are the draft dates and venues for the 2015 championships. These are subject to NZSSSC sanctioning in September.

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

Beamish and English Victorious at Cross Country Champs

21 June 2014 10:21pm

Geordie Beamish (Wanganui Collegiate) and Hanna English (Columba College, Dunedin) were the winners of the senior championship races at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Palmerston North today.

Beamish sat with the lead group of ten athletes for the first of three laps before the group dropped to six runners by the end of the second lap in the heavy conditions at Massey University. Beamish outlasted the others and had the legs to cuarry him to the title in 21:05, Daniel Hoy (Westlake Boys) and Sean Eustace (Burnside High). Eustace lead his team to first place in both the three and six person teams championships.

Hanna English ran near the front of the senior girls field with a small group before stamping her authority on the race and edging ahead to win in 16:06 by five seconds from Audrey Gregan (St Cuthberts, Auckland) and Isabella Richards (St Kentigern, Auckland). Gregan finished in the same place as last year, but had the satisfaction of leading the St Cuthbert’s team toboth the three and six person teams championships.

St Andrews College in Christchurch provided the winners for both of the junior races. Mitchell Small won the boys race from Isiah Priddey (Hamilton Boys) and James Uhlenberg (Sacred Heart, Auckland), while Ari Graham was winner if the girls race from Zia MacDermid (Awatapu College) and Harriet Bush (St Margaret’s College, Christchurch).

The Year Nine championship races were won by Samual Tanner (Bethlehem College, Tauranga) and Olivia Corrin (Gisborne Girls).

Josh Rosie, (Kings High School), Ruby Morrison (Solway College) and Anton Besseling (New Plymouth Boys) were winners in the Para-Athlete categories.

The championships attracted 950 entrants from 125 secondary schools throughout New Zealand.

Cross Country Champs

17 June 2014 8:12pm

The NZSSAA Cross Country Championships will take place at Massey University, Palmerston North, 21 June.

National Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships A 40 Year History

22 May 2014 2:00pm

The NZSSAA Executive congratulate Brad Smith on his excellent publication that chronicles all top three teams and all top ten individuals in all grades at every NZSS Cross Country since the inaugural event at Cuthbert’s Green Christchurch in 1974.

This document painstakingly put together by Brad is a wonderful historical document of the sport and makes fascinating reading.

Further information can be found by contacting Brad.

Athletics Australia and Australian Schools' Cross Country Championships

15 May 2014 10:00am

The Athletics Australia and Australian Schools’ Cross Country Championships are to be held in Perth, 23-25 August.

Information is available below for athletes interested in competing.

Expressions of interest for the positions of coach/manager (2-3 required depending on team numbers) to take a NZSSAA team to this competition are called for. Applications should be emailed to Geoff Shaw, NZSSAA Chairman by June 6.

Please provide a brief resume of your experience with secondary school cross country athletes and events. If you have any questions please email Geoff Shaw.

NI and SI Results

6 April 2014 9:07am

Results from day 1 are now available.

South Island

North Island

South Island Champs

26 March 2014 8:33am

Information for the South Island Champs is now available.

Fields (scratchings and some event requests not yet processed):

Entries for this event are now open, to enter this event you must have qualified correctly through your regional process – for information on your region’s processes please contact your local Regional Sport Director.

If you are ready to enter please follow the link. Note that online entries only available for Otago and South land schools. Entries for all other regions are made by the regional selectors.

North Island Champs

5 March 2014 1:28pm

Information for the North Island Champs is now available.

Online entries are now open. Please note that entries are made only by regional selectors or team managers who make the entries for their region.

Lydiard Foundation Course

27 February 2014 7:57am

Paper Team Application Form

26 December 2013 8:43pm

Below is the application form for the 2013 paper teams. The application form for the 2012 athletes is also still available.

NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships 2013 Results

7 December 2013 9:42pm

Full results are now available.


Programme Update

5 December 2013 10:08pm

The following rounds are no longer required for these events:

3000m Senior Boys Heats
300m Hurdles Open Girls Semi Finals
800m Junior Girls Semi Finals
200m Junior Girls Quarter Finals
200m Senior Boys Quarter Finals
400m Senior Girls Semi Finals

80m Hurdles Junior Girls Semi Finals

Classic Young Olympian Tour

4 December 2013 11:05am

10 Dec: The application form has been updated with the return address

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 earning features of the previous camps as well as providing an invaluable athletic touring experience.

Information to Competitors - Youth Games

3 December 2013 2:07pm

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place from 6pm, Friday 6th December at Claudelands Arena (Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton East) and will finish at approximately 7.30pm. We recommend that you arrive no later than 5.30pm due to the high level of attendance expected.

All students attending the Opening Ceremony should be dressed in their school uniform (either formal or sports) and each school should have a banner/flag to identify themselves during the athlete’s parade. Instructions for the parade will be given on arrival. All athletes to please gather just outside the Arena (on the Heaphy Terrace side). Parking for the Opening Ceremony is via Gate 4 (Brooklyn Road) where you will be greeted by a member of the U Leisure team.

During the Ceremony, all athletes will be seated inside the Arena. Coaches, managers and parents will be seated in the stands.

Draws, wrist bands and prize giving times

Accreditation/registration times, draws and prize giving times differ for each of the sports competing at the New Zealand Youth Games. Please contact the sport coordinator in charge for more information (details can be found at http://www.nzyg.co.nz/sports/). Wristbands will be given out at registration so please ensure you wear these at all times.

Games Village

The Games Village will be the heart of the NZYG and will be located within the Claudelands Arena. The Games Village will be open from 8am daily from Thursday 5th through until Sunday 8th.

In order to be able to take advantage of the various facilities on offer within the Games Village, you will need to be wearing your NZYG wristband (which athletes will receive upon registration with their sport). Parking for the Games Village is via Gate 8.

Food Restrictions

Please remember that you are not allowed to bring any food or drink into the Claudelands Arena at any time throughout the NZ Youth Games, unless you are an athlete competing inside the Arena. Please contact your sport coordinator for further information regarding this.

Newsletter Three and AGM

3 December 2013 2:03pm

Newsletter Three for the Championships is now available. Also available is notice of the AGM and the agenda.

See past news items in the archive.