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NZSSAA Notice of AGM

16 November 2016 9:44am

The NZSSAA AGM will take place at Trusts Stadium Waitakere December 2 following the Managers’ Meeting which begins at 1.00pm.

Dates and Venues 2017

25 October 2016 8:47am

The dates and venues for the 2017 NZSSAA competitions are:

  • South Island Secondary Schools Championships, Dunedin, 1-2 April
  • North Island Secondary Schools Championships, Inglewood, 8-9 April
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, Ascot Golf Course, QE2 Park, Christchurch, 17-18 June
  • 45th New Zealand Secondary School Track, Field and 43rd Road Race Championships, Hastings, 1-3 December

California Track and Field tour 2017

26 September 2016 10:53am

The California Track & Field Tour has a new website: www.californiatour.co.nz. New Zealand Secondary School athletes in all events are encouraged to apply.

Athletes on the 2017 California Tour will have a choice of three starting dates from late March until mid-April. They will compete in various meets from San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego. The team will primarily be based in Orange County with easy access to beaches and shopping malls. This is the seventh California Tour, and many personal bests have been achieved against top U.S. high school competition in an ideal climate.

For more information, contact Greg Lautenslager at 03 923-2321 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.

Opportunities for Track and Field competitions overseas 2017

27 August 2016 8:12am

NZSSAA is looking for opportunities to either select teams for Track and Field competitions or to encourage schools who have strong athletics programmes to consider selecting teams to represent NZ at these events.

Below is a letter and bulletin from Garry Carnachan, NZSSSC Exec Director outlining the opportunity to take part in the ISF World Schools Athletics Championships. Any schools interested in putting a team together are invited to submit a proposal to Michelle Pollard at oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

Results from Australian XC Championships

25 August 2016 10:25pm

The NZSSAA Cross Country Team (2016) competed in Canberra on the 20th August 2016, at the Australian Cross Country Championships, which were held at Stromlo Forest Park. The team had a very successful day with some very strong individual and team performances.

Track, Field and Road Race Championships Venue Decision

29 June 2016 7:34am

The December 2-4 2016 Track and Field Championships will be held at the Trusts Stadium Waitakere and the Road Race Championships will be held in the close vicinity. Securing this location after losing Mt Smart has been a very difficult process but has finally been achieved with some excellent support from the CEO of Regional Facilities Auckland and his Staff and the preparedness of the NZ Ukulele Trust to take up the offer of another venue for their festival. On behalf of NZSSAA I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all those involved in delivering this outcome and to thank the Athletics fraternity for their patience over several weeks of uncertainty. The Local Organising Committee will be working hard to make up for lost time and I’m confident they will stage a memorable championships at a fine facility.

John Tylden
NZSSAA Chairman

Lost and Found from Cross Country Champs

27 June 2016 11:28pm

  • Green Trackpants, Burnside High School, Bailey Peterson, 021- 0870-9826
  • School Jacket, St Johns College, Hastings (Maroon and Black with embroidered eagle) Please contact Chris Hansen chanson@stjohns.school.nz
  • Jacket (New Zealand)
  • Nike Track Pants (Black) Girls Large

Australian Cross Country Selected Team

26 June 2016 11:35am

Congratulations to our athletes who have been selected to represent NZSSAA at the Athletics Australia and Australian Schools Cross Country Championships in Canberra, August 20/22.

Additional Coach/Manager required

Expressions of interest for the position an additional coach/manager to take the NZSSAA team to the Australian Cross Country Championships are called for. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by July 8 2016 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.

Cross Country Champs Results

18 June 2016 10:12am

Results are available:


Podium NZSSAA Cross Country Championships Photographs now available with event number search at www.photos4sale.co.nz.

Cross Country Selected Team

Cross Country Championships

12 June 2016 8:38am

Information for the Cross Country Championships:


With almost 20 years of operation behind them, Expandasign has built up a reputation as the leading portable event signage company in New Zealand. Located in Rotorua, Expandasign is pleased to be appointed the Preferred Signage Supplier for the Podium NZ Secondary Schools X-Country Championships. To celebrate this partnership, Expandasign are offering our participating schools some great portable signage offers.

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Australian Cross Country Championships

9 June 2016 10:20am

NZSSAA intend to again take a full Secondary Schools team to the Australian Cross Country Champs this August.

This would include athletes in the following teams:
  • New Zealand Girls team – Up to 12 female runners from throughout the country
  • New Zealand Boys team – Up to 12 male runners from throughout the country

Team selection will largely be based on results of the 2016 National Secondary School Cross Country Champs in Rotorua, although other performances may be taken into consideration. A Paper Team of 12 female and 12 male Athletes will be announced at the completion of the meet in Rotorua. Those named in the Paper Team will gain automatic selection to attend the Australian Champs as part of the NZ team and will also be eligible to apply for a Travel subsidy of up to $NZ300. Others who are not named in the Paper team are also eligible to apply for consideration for selection to the team.

Mt Smart no longer available for the Track, Field and Road Race Championships, December 2-4 2016

6 June 2016 7:47pm

The Athletics Auckland booking of Mt Smart Stadium for these championships has been cancelled by Auckland City Council in order to hold the Cold Play concert there that weekend. Trying to find a suitable alternative in Auckland is proving to be very difficult with two of the tracks lacking the necessary infrastructure to hold a major championships and the Waitakere Trusts Stadium already booked for another event (the track is also being resurfaced).

Massey Park in Papakura has emerged as the only possible alternative but it is also due for a track resurfacing this summer. Discussions are being held to see if this can be delayed until after the first weekend in December and we are hopeful of a positive outcome very soon. This will be very unsettling for those of you who have already made accommodation arrangements and paid deposits but should we be successful in obtaining Massey Park your arrangements should still be reasonably suitable. Being in ahead of the demand for accommodation generated by the concert could turn out to be an advantage in the end. There is however likely to be pressure on accommodation in the Papakura area as there is a Tag Football tournament being held quite close by at Bruce Pulman Park that weekend.

A final option is to bring the Championships to Porritt Stadium in Hamilton which is approximately an 1 hour and 30 minutes by road south of Central Auckland but we are hoping that will not be necessary. We will confirm the venue as soon as possible.

John Tylden
NZSSAA Chairman

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