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Newsletter 3 and Timed Programme

9 December 2008 1:08pm

Newsletter 3 for the Track, Field and Road Race Championships and the timed programme are available.

Notice of AGM

29 November 2008 12:41pm

Profiles Urgently Required for Publicity

28 November 2008 8:35pm

Athlete bios for College Games and NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships on key athletes are required so our sport can get the best out of publicity opportunities.

Bullet point notes based on the following:
  • National Ranking
  • Titles held
  • Events competed in
  • Future events likely to be competed in
  • Who coaches them
  • School attended
  • Any other noteworthy info

Can these please be sent direct to raem@waikato.ac.nz

Entries for Track and Field Championships

20 November 2008 10:05am

Entries received thus far (periodically updated) for the Track and Field Championships can be viewed online.

Road Race Course Map

14 November 2008 12:02pm

The Road Race Championships will on Ag Reseach Ruakura grounds on the eastern side of Hamilton off Tramway and Ruakura Roads on Sunday morning December 14 starting at 8.00am.

The course is relatively flat and free flowing although there are three quite sharp turns in the Farmers Hall area (see map) and there are speed humps in the start area and near Hort Research that runners need to be careful of.

Distances and Laps:
  • Year 9 Girls and Boys 3km; 1 short lap of 900m (turn right at blue line east of Farmers Hall), 1 large lap of 1600m and 500m to the finish.
  • Senior Boys 6km; 2 of above and 500m to the finish.
  • Junior Girls, Junior Boys and Senior Girls 4km; 2 large laps of 1600m and 800m on the extended loop around the MIRINZ centre to the finish.

NZCG T-shirt and Cap

6 November 2008 3:10pm

Order your official 2008 NZ College Games t-shirt and cap packs from the College Games website www.nzcg.co.nz

T-shirts are available in Men’s or Women’s styles in a range of sizes. There is a specific Athletic Association NZ College Games Shirt available. Caps are one size fits all. All T-shirts and caps are made from quality cotton. These packs are only available to the athletes and their Supervisors /Sports Co-ordinators.

A range of casual streetwear clothing will also be available to buy at the College Games. T-shirts, caps and long sleeved tops – all with a great design – will be on sale in the Registration Hall as well as at some of the events throughout the Games. Look out for the Sports Resources flags.

Online Entries Open

28 October 2008 11:56am

Online entries is now available for 2008 Track and Field and Road Race Championships.

Newsletter Two, Standards, Technical Information

16 October 2008 5:06pm

Newsletter Two for the Track and Field and Road Race Championships is available, as are the Standards and Technical Information.

NZSSAA Track and Field Championships Officials Applications

4 October 2008 11:02am

The Officials Application Form is available for the NZSSAA Track and Field Championships.

Guideline Programme

4 October 2008 11:02am

Following submissions it has been decided to try a change to the placement of the Junior 800 metres and 1500 metres by holding both heats and semis of the 800 metres on the Saturday before the heats of the 1500 metres. This creates the same scenario that the Seniors have and makes a 800/1500 double a little more possible than previously and also provides more certainty for those deciding to go for just the 800 metres or the 1500 metres.It also removes the 800 semis from Sundays programme allowing more recovery time for the final. This is a trial for this year and will be reviewed. The Junior Girls 3000 metres heats have been changed to later on Saturday to accommodate the change to the 1500 metres heats time.

We advise coaches/managers to be very careful about having top athletes trying to achieve double titles. Qualifying can be very demanding and athletes risk missing out altogether because of excessive fatigue. The health and well being of athletes should always be uppermost when making these decisions.

Pacific School Games Late Selection Applications

22 August 2008 3:24pm

Late applications for selection to the secondary schools section of the team are possible under the following conditions. Athletes are secondary school students who have verifiable performances that meet the Games Qualifying Standards and the applications reach the selectors by October 10. (Entries close on October 16). Late applications will only be considered if they do not displace any athlete already selected.

Download the original nomination form from the website and submit the information required to tylden@xtra.co.nz. Please be aware that the cost is now approximately $2200.

Cross Country Date and Venue 2009

18 August 2008 8:34pm

NZSSAA Executive is pleased to confirm that our NZ Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships for 2009 will be held on June 20 at Saxton Field in the Nelson/Stoke area and will be hosted by Nelson College for Girls.

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