The NZSSAA (Inc.) was formed in Christchurch at the beginning of 1973 by a small group of secondary school teachers.
The aims of the Association are:
- To organize New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships annually at various centres throughout New Zealand.
- To encourage the participation in athletics of secondary school pupils from every New Zealand Secondary school.
- When financially possible, to organise and select teams to take part in international competition.
- To advance the interests of athletics generally and of secondary school athletics in particular.
- Geoff Shaw
- Alec McNab
- Norm Scott-Morrison
- Michelle Pollard
- Alec McNabb – Wanganui Collegiate, Wanganui
Northern South Island
- John McTaggart – Kaiapoi High School, Christchurch
Southern South Island
- Glen Ward – South Otago High School, Balclutha
- Lois Grimmer – Howick College
- John Tylden – Immediate Past President
- Chris Long
- Brien McCrea