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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.

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Programme Update

5 December 2013 10:08pm

The following rounds are no longer required for these events:

Saturday
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

Sunday
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.

Scratchings

29 November 2013 2:07pm

Scratchings close 4 December at midnight. After that time any scratching means removal from the Track and Field Championships. This does not apply to the Road Race.

Login and open Current Entries. If you want to scratch the person completely select remove. If you want to take out single events select clear beside the event. Contact oe@nzssaa.org.nz if you are still having problems.

Timed Programme

29 November 2013 2:05pm

The timed programme for the Track and Field championships is now available.

The following events are straight finals at finals time:

  • Junior Girls, Junior Boys and Senior Girls 3000m
  • Senior Girls 1500m
  • Open Girls 2000m Steeplechase
  • Para Athletes 100m, 200m, 400m

  • Open Boys 300m Hurdles no semi finals required; heats and finals only
  • Senior Girls 100m, 200m no quarter finals required
  • Senior Boys 110m Hurdles, Senior Girls and Junior Boys 100m hurdles have heats and finals only

800m finals will be held before the lunch break on Sunday

The Senior Boys Long Jump has been brought forward from 2.30pm to 1.30pm on Sunday. The Senior Boys and Junior Girls Long Jump are large fields of 50 athletes each. Athletes in these 2 events are asked to marshal 40 minutes prior to their event start time rather than the usual 30 minutes.

There are a high number of entries in the 4×400m Relays. As we do not have heats in this event the races are run in divisions and it is NZSSAA policy that only 2 divisions per grade be allowed, i.e. 16 teams. We ask team managers to realistically calculate whether their team is capable of achieving a top 12 placing and if not, consider scratching from the event. Teams scratching before 12.00 noon Sunday 8 December will have their entry fees refunded.

Guideline times for a top 12 placing:

  • Junior Girls 4:48.0, 72 secs per runner
  • Junior Boys 4:00.0, 60 secs per runner
  • Senior Girls 4:24.0, 66 secs per runner
  • Senior Boys 3:40.0, 55 secs per runner

NZ Youth Games 5-8 Dec / NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships 7-8 Dec, Hamilton

27 November 2013 8:08am

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

Information for para-athletics:

Important information for the New Zealand Youth Games

26 November 2013 9:07am

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 (which will occur at the beginning of the Ceremony – instructions for the parade will be given on arrival). 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, there will be a wide range of speakers and entertainment, including NZYG Olympic Ambassador Nathan Cohen (with whom there will be an autograph session immediately after the Ceremony). There will also be a performance from 2013 Waikato RockQuest winners “All of a Kind”.

We would like to ask schools to RSVP with a confirmation of attendance and an approximate number of students who will be attending the Opening Ceremony. Please send this confirmation to Kayleigh Farquhar kayleigh@uleisure.co.nz 07 838 4664.

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.

Further Information

For those arriving from out of town, you will receive information about local activities on offer during registration. There will also be representatives from Hamilton who will have an i-site display within the Games Village.

Upon arrival you will also receive an event booklet which will provide detailed information about the NZYG and the various events happening across the Games. However, if you would like any further information at this stage, please contact the following:

  • Event Producer, Kayleigh Farquhar kayleigh@uleisure.co.nz +64 (0) 7 838 4664
  • Games Maker (Volunteer) Manager, Alex Gibb Alex@uleisure.co.nz +64 (0) 7 858 5142
  • Media & Communications, Ellen Walden nzyg@uleisure.co.nz +64 (0) 7 838 4344

T-Shirts

23 November 2013 9:57am

T-shirts are available to order from the Youth Games organisers. The mock ups of the T shirts/singlets look very good and we encourage athletes to order. There is a Youth Games only version and one that is specific to the Track, Field and Road Race championships which includes the NZSSAA logo and words about the championships being in Hamilton 2013. Order before Sunday to get them before the games, otherwise any orders after Sunday will be posted out after the event.

Summer Steeplechase Workshop

20 November 2013 9:51pm

Are you a middle distance runner keen for a bit of a change? Steeplechase is very undeveloped as an event group in New Zealand and is a great alternative for anyone with experience racing middle distance or cross country who is interested in exploring another discipline.

Athletics NZ will be conducting a workshop for athletes and coaches in conjunction with the Lovelock Classic in Timaru. The workshop itself will begin at 2pm Friday 3 January, with an opportunity for athletes to compete the following day over 2000m or 3000m steeplechase distances. A second session and meeting is to be scheduled in conjunction with the Porritt Classic with details to follow shortly. Some funding is available to assist in travel for those who compete at both the Lovelock and Porritt Classics.

Contact Athletics NZ Performance Coach Maria Hassan for more details. mariah@athletics.org.nz 021 226 6874

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