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:

  1. To organize New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships annually at various centres throughout New Zealand.
  2. To encourage the participation in athletics of secondary school pupils from every New Zealand Secondary school.
  3. When financially possible, to organise and select teams to take part in international competition.
  4. To advance the interests of athletics generally and of secondary school athletics in particular.



  • John Tylden – Ohope


  • Michelle Pollard – Tauranga Girls’ College, Tauranga


  • Brad Smith – Tauranga Boys’ College, Tauranga

Regional Representatives

Central North Island

  • Jessica Patrick – St Peter’s School, Cambridge

Southern North Island

  • Alec McNab – Wanganui Collegiate, Whanganui

Northern South Island

  • John McTaggart – Christchurch

Southern South Island

  • Glen Ward – Dunedin


  • Rhys Taucher – Sacred Heart College, Auckland
  • Paul Meads – Pukekohe High School, Pukekohe
  • Jakub Kalinowski – St Peter’s College, Auckland
  • Tony Rogers – Sport Waikato, Hamilton