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NZSSAA AGM

13 November 2018 3:43pm

The 2018 AGM of the NZSSAA will take place at the Dunedin Caledonian Athletics Arena Grandstand on November 30 following the 11.00 am Managers Meeting.

NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships Nov 30, Dec 1/2 2018

7 November 2018 8:42am

The Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association in conjunction with Athletics Otago invite all NZSSAA affiliated schools to participate in the 2018 NZSSAA Track and Field and Road Race Championships which are to be held at the Caledonian Ground, (the “Cale”), Logan Park, Dunedin.

Guideline Programme – the times are indicative only and could alter after entries close in November. Any questions or concerns can be emailed to John Tylden at oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

Championship dates and locations 2019

23 October 2018 8:50am

47th New Zealand Secondary School Track, Field and 44th Road Race Championships
6 Dec 2019 – 8 Dec 2019 Newtown Park Athletics Stadium, Wellington (Road Race likely to be at CIT Heretaunga)

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships
15-16 Jun 2019 Ashbury Park, Timaru

North Island Secondary Schools Championships
6-7 Apr 2019 Tauranga Domain, Tauranga

South Island Secondary Schools Championships
29-31 Mar 2019 Saxton Oval, Nelson

NZSSAA Service Awards 2018

22 October 2018 6:01pm

NZSSAA is calling for nominations for service to secondary school athletes from teachers, coaches and others involved with our sport (Track, Field, Road Race and Cross Country). People may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who has knowledge of their nominee’s involvement.

NZSSAA has been in existence since 1973 and there are many who have given years of service over that time and we wish to recognise that with the presentation of a service badge even if they have been retired from active involvement for a number of years.

As a guide for those being nominated we have used the Athletics NZ 20 years of involvement as being the requirement for a service award but will be flexible on that depending on circumstances.

Please email your nominations with the name of the school or region they have been most closely associated with and a brief citation covering their service to secondary school athletics to John Tylden oe@nzssaa.org.nz by November 12 2018 if possible.

Simplot Games, Pocatello, Idaho, 14-16 February 2019

21 October 2018 2:40pm

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent NZSSAA at the Simplot Indoor Track and Field Games.

Nicole Bennett – Hawera High School
Ellie Hurley-Langton – Hawera High School
Olivia Morgan – Hawera High School
Katie-Lee Roper – Morrinsville College
Daniel Tilsley – ACG Strathallan
Benjamin Wall – Palmerston North Boys High School

Team Managers
Ed and Debbie Fern – Hawera High School

Review of NZSSAA Cross Country Championship race distances

6 October 2018 5:10pm

Earlier this year NZSSAA Executive received a request from a group of Senior Girl cross country runners to remove gender differences in the distances run at our championships. Please see the below document for more information.

Australian All Schools Athletics Championships Cairns 7-9 December

3 October 2018 8:56pm

Congratulations to the athletes that have been selected to compete at the Australian Championships:

Additional Coach/Manager required
Expressions of interest for 1 position of a female assistant coach/manager to take the NZSSAA team to the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in Cairns, December 7, 8,9 are called for. The team will depart on December 5 and return on December 11. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by October 19 2018 using oe@nzssaa.org.nz.
Please provide a brief resume of your experience with secondary school athletes and team management. If you have any questions please email John Tylden.

California Track & Field Tour 2019

28 September 2018 8:10am

The California Track & Field Tour welcomes secondary schools athletes on all levels and all disciplines to join the team for the ninth annual journey to excellent meets in Southern and Central California.

This year’s tour offers a choice of two travel dates: April 2 – April 21 and April 9-April 28. The athletes will be based in Orange County and compete in meets over three weekends. Athletes on past tours have achieved many personal bests against top U.S. high school competition in an ideal climate conducive to top performances.

To learn more about the tour and to apply, go to californiatour.co.nz or contact Greg Lautenslager, Athletics Nelson Head Coach and California Track & Field Tour Director at (O) 03 923-2321 or (M) 027 343-5521 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.

2018 Australian and Oceania Cross Country Championships

28 August 2018 12:53pm

Results are below from NZSSAA athletes at the 2018 Australian and Oceania Cross Country Championships, Maleny Golf Club, Sunshine Coast, Queensland – 25 August 2018.

Murdoch McIntyre won the Boys 16/17 6km in 20:14. Other New Zealand placings Andres Hernandez 20:59 (11), Taonga Mbambo 21:00 (12), Liam Back 21:09 (18), David Moore 21:16 (19), Jude Darby 21:31 (28), Zach Bellamy 21:37 (31), Stuart Hofmeyr 21:43 (33). New Zealand secondary schools team were third in the teams.

Kirstie Rae was third in the Girls 16/17 4km in 14:59 and led the New Zealand secondary schools team to victory in the teams. Other placings were Rebecca Baker 15:04 (4), Aimee Ferguson 15:11 (7), Hannah O’Connor 15:12 (8), Natalya Carter 15:41 (15), Sarah Lambert 16:07 (29), Gemma Baldey 16:09 (31), Martina Conner 16:17 (33), Samantha Corbett 16:24 (40).

Isabella Richardson was sixth in the Girls 14/15 4km in 15:11.

In the Boys 18/19 8km Nathan Cochrane was 20th in 29:01, Kane Elms 29:30 (30), Lachlan Haycock 29:59 (36) and Max Karamanolis 30:58 (44). New Zealand were fourth in the teams.

Tessa Hunt finished 11th in the Girls 18/19 6km in 24:44 and Sofia Kennedy was 16th in 25:31.

Australian Schools State Cross Country Relay Championships
NZSSAA Teams Results:
Under 18 Girls 1st, Under 20 Girls 1st, Under 18 Boys 3rd, Under 20 Boys 2nd

Australian All Schools Athletics Championships

26 August 2018 8:11am

Please see the documents below about selection in the NZSSAA team to the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships being held in Cairns, Queensland, December 7/8/9.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Team at the Australian Cross Country Championships

22 July 2018 9:09pm

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent New Zealand Secondary Schools at the Australian Cross Country Championships this year.

Athletics Coach and Sport Administrator Position

8 July 2018 1:31pm

Wanganui Collegiate School is seeking to appoint an Athletics Coach and Sport Administrator. Further details below.

Cross Country Selected Team

29 June 2018 2:47pm

2019 Cross Country Champs

23 June 2018 12:07pm

Next year’s cross country and cross country relays will be held at Ashbury Park, Timaru on June 15/16 2019.

Cross Country Results

18 June 2018 7:15am

  • Relay Splits
    Apply the filters to see the finishing order of each grade.

NZSSAA Cross Country Teams to Australian Cross Country Championships Sunshine Coast 25 August 2018

17 May 2018 9:19pm

Application forms for those applying to be considered for spare team places will be available by emailing oe@nzssaa.org.nz by Wednesday July 4 to have a form sent to you.

Boys and Girls Teams to take part in the Australian Open and Schools Cross Country Championships in Sunshine Coast, Queensland August 25-27 2018 will be selected following the NZSSAA championships in Taupo on June 16. Initially the first 12 finishers in the Senior Boys and Senior Girls races will be offered the opportunity. If not all places are taken up there will be an opportunity for other athletes to be considered e.g. athletes who finished close to the top 12, runners who for some reason did not perform to the level usually expected of them. Application forms for those applying to be considered for spare team places will be available from the managers at the championships.

Female Manager/Coach required

Expressions of interest from women for the position of Assistant Manager/Coach for the NZSSAA team to the Australian Open and Schools Cross Country Championships in Sunshine Coast, Queensland August 25-27 2018 are called for (Paul Meads and Rhys Taucher have already been appointed from within Executive as Manager/Coach and Assistant Manager/Coach respectively). Expressions of interest should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by June 10 2017 using oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

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.

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