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Notice of AGM

2 December 2022 11:20am

The 2022 NZSSAA AGM will be held at the Managers’ Meeting for the Track, Field and Road Race Championships at TET Stadium, Inglewood on Friday 9 December, 10am.

Australian Junior (U18) Track and Field Championships 2023, Brisbane

18 November 2022 8:00pm

Expressions of interest for selection in the NZSSAA Track and Field Team to compete in the Australian Junior (U18) track and Field Championships are being called for. The Championships are being held in Brisbane, Queensland from 12-17 April 2023. Athletes looking to be selected are asked to complete the online expression of interest form.

ISF World Schools Athletics Championships, Turkey, 19-25 June 2023

13 November 2022 9:00pm

New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Association offers the opportunity for any school to put forward an Expression of Interest if their school would be interested in competing at the ISF World Schools Athletics Championships in Turkey, 19-25 June, 2023.

Expressions of Interest are required to be in writing to the President of NZSSAA, Tony Rogers by Friday 1st December 2022 with an indicative list of possible team members and approximate performances levels and expected events.

2023 Competition Dates and Venues

27 October 2022 8:00pm

  • North Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships will be at the Manawatu Community Athletic Track, Palmerston North, April 1-2
  • South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships will be at Surrey Park, Invercargill, March 31-April 2
  • NZSSAA Cross Country and Cross Country Relay Championships will be at Massey University, Palmerston North, June 17-18
  • NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships will be at Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch, December 8 -10

NZSSAA Track and Field Team 2023

27 October 2022 2:00pm

NZSSAA are pleased to announce that, following the Track and Field Championships in Inglewood, a NZSSAA team will be selected to compete at the Lovelock, Potts and Cooks Classic Meetings in January with a further opportunity to compete at the Capital Classic and the Sola Power meeting in early February.

NZSSAA Team Results at Australian Cross Country Champs

29 August 2022 1:00pm

Congratulations to the NZSSAA team that competed at the Australian Cross Country Championships in South Australia.

Invitation to 42nd Round-the-Lake Relay

4 August 2022 11:00am

The Round-the-Lake Relay 2022 will take place in Whanganui 5 September 2022. This cross country event typically attracts more than 150 teams from over 30 schools to run around the wonderful Virginia Lake on St Johns Hill.

NZSSAA team to the Australian Open and Schools Cross Country Championships, August 25-30

8 July 2022 8:00pm

The following team has been named by the NZSSAA selection panel. The team was selected giving automatic selection to the NZSS championship team named on Saturday 18 June post the championships in Nelson. Additional selections and non-travelling reserves have been made by the panel on a range of considerations put to the panel.

The managers and coaches are:

  • Paul Meads Manager/Coach
  • Ange Russek Assistant Manager/Coach
  • Sheila Smidt Assistant Manager/Coach
  • Paul Dominikovich Assistant Manager/Coach

Missing Timing Chips

26 June 2022 9:00am

If you have missing timing chips from the Cross Country Championships, please post these to:

Athletics Nelson
Industrial Marine Electrical
14 Vivian Place
Annesbrook 7011

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Paper Team in 2022

20 June 2022 7:00pm

Congratulations to the athletes who have gained selection to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Paper Team in 2022 following our championships held in Nelson on June 18 at Saxton Field. Well done to all of you on your fine performances and selection.

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

20 June 2022 4:00pm

The 48th New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross-Country Championships and the 6th New Zealand Secondary Schools Regional Cross-Country Team Relay Championships will be held at the Saxton Field Sports Complex Stoke Nelson, 18-19 June.


If any errors are noticed (e.g. incorrect spelling of names or running order in the relay results) please contact oe@nzssaa.org.nz.

Note: A Napier Girls’ High School Year 9 athlete’s finish was missed by the electronic timing system and she has now been added in 45th place. This change has meant an alteration by 1 place for all athletes from 46th position onwards and has created a change in the 3-person teams finishing order with Napier Girls’ High School moving into 4th place from 5th originally. In the Year 9 Girls race 3rd and 4th places have been changed to 3rd equal. As a result the Wellington College winning 3 person team have improved their total by 1 point to 42 points.

Event Information


Following the event, athletes may purchase photographs online from the photographer is Pete Marshall Photography.

Announcement of Event Ambassador

22 May 2022 10:00pm

The Nelson LOC is delighted to announce that Phil Costley has accepted the role as Event Ambassador for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships being held in Nelson on 18-19 June 2022. During his long and distinguished career, Phil’s 33 New Zealand titles are more than any other runner – in fact he has won a senior New Zealand title in every running event from 3000m to 100km in both track and field, cross-country, mountain and road disciplines.

What has to be a unique claim, and one that is so special with Phil being our Event Ambassador, is his best result at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships was just 34th, yet he went on to gain 30th place in the World Cross-Country Championships. Phil is an inspiration to all our young athletes.

In his role as Event Ambassador, Phil is looking forward to meeting as many of our athletes as he can over the two days. We’ve given him a “roving” role throughout the event for that very purpose.

Phil is currently a mathematics teacher at our Host School, Nelson College.

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