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NZSSAA Team to the Australian Track and Field Championships, Sydney March 21-24, 2020

3 December 2019 3:00pm

Athletics Australia have released earlier competition dates for the Australian Athletics Champs. Competition dates for the U17 and U18 events are now 21-24 March. The NZSS selected team travel dates will be approximately Thursday 19-Wednesday 25 March 2020. If there is a problem with your availability for selection for these new dates, please email angelar@stpeters.school.nz

NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Race Championships, Newtown Stadium, Wellington December 6-8 2019

28 November 2019 8:00am

The following changes (in red) have been made to the programme:

In order to avoid a clash of High and Triple Jumps for the Junior Boys the Junior/PA Boys and Junior/PA Girls High Jumps have been swapped. The boys will now compete on Sunday at 9.00am and the girls on Saturday at 3.30pm. This also improves the spread of jumps for the girls.

As a result of interest in having mixed girls and boys 4×400m relays the NZSSAA Executive has decided to trial this as a pilot event for both grades for 2019/20.

Conditions of entry:

  • Teams are to made up of 2 boys and 2 girls
  • Any individual school team or a combined team from two single gender schools within the same region (as defined for the Cross Country Relay Championships) may enter
  • Schools combining to enter a team are asked to email that information to oe@nzssaa.org.nz
  • Only 1 team per grade from each school or combined schools may enter
  • An athlete may only compete in one 4×400m relay

Schools entering teams in the 4×400m relays are asked to please consider carefully the number of events their athletes are involved in and the possibility that they may be overloaded by doing relays in addition to their individual events.

AGM Reminder

15 November 2019 8:00am

The NZSSAA AGM will follow the managers meeting which begins at 11.00am at the Newtown Park Stadium. If you have remits for the AGM please email them to the President, Tony Rogers by Thursday November 28. Nominations for Service to Secondary School Athletics are also welcome if they could be emailed with a brief citation to John Tylden. These are for people who have contributed many years (approximately 20 or more) of support and effort to young people taking part in our sport and who deserve recognition for all they have done. Our Association has been running for 48 years and people who have been active in the past but are no longer involved should also be considered for nomination. A list of service awards already made can be seen by visiting this page on our website scrolling down the page.

NZSSAA Team to the Australian Track and Field Championships, Sydney March 21-24, 2020

11 November 2019 8:00pm

NZSSAA will be selecting a team of U17 and U18 athletes to compete at this event.

Travel days will be Tuesday, 24 March through to Sunday 29 March or Monday 30 March depending on the final timetable.

Ange Russek has already been appointed from within the Executive as Lead Manager/Coach. Paul Meads and Rene Otto (Edgecumbe College) have been appointed to the Assistant Manager/Coach roles.


There has been small change to those eligible for selection the Australian Track and Field Championships Team. Expressions of Interest from under 20 athletes who specialise in Heptathlon and Decathlon are welcome. This is because these events will be held while the under 17 and under 18 team is in Australia for their events. Please see the earlier notice about organisation of the team for the details of how to apply. EOI for U20 Heptathlon and Decathlon is extended until 22 November.

Championship T-Shirts

1 November 2019 5:00pm

Championship T-Shirts

A very cool t-shirt has been designed and schools can order online at a cost of $30 per shirt. Online orders close 2 December and further shirts will be available at the track with the increased cost being $35.

NZSSAA Team to the Australian Track and Field Championships, Sydney March 21-24, 2020

3 October 2019 3:00pm

Expressions of interest are required for selection for the NZSS Athletics team to compete at the Australian Athletics Champs in Sydney, Australia from 21-24 March 2020.

Child Protection in Sport E-Learning Course

28 September 2019 9:20am

Safe Guarding Children have recently launched a Child Protection in Sport eLearning course.

The Child Protection in Sport course has been developed for all sporting codes and organisations from professionals to volunteers. The course includes information directly relevant to the sporting sector such as professional standards and side-line behaviour and has sport-related quizzes and videos. Safe Guarding Children worked with child protection in sport specialist Leanne Couch (formerly Sport Manawatu and Sport England) to develop the content and ensure it would resonate with and engage a sporting audience.

With New Zealand having one of the highest participation rates for children in sport in the world, adults involved in sport have a special and hugely important role to play in creating safe environments and recognising and responding to potential child abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding Children also deliver seminars and workshops, Child Protection Policy development and consultancy work if you are interested.

California Track & Field Tour 2020

20 September 2019 10:15am

Applications are now being accepted for the 10th Annual California Track & Field Tour. Athletes in all disciplines will compete on three weekends in Southern California meets – including the Arcadia Invitational, one of the most prestigious high school meets in the world.

This year’s tour dates are April 7-25. Athletes will be based in Orange County and have access to practice facilities at our host track. Athletes on past tours, especially in 2019, have achieved many personal bests against top 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.

NZSSAA Cross Country Team Results at the Australian Cross Country Championships

25 August 2019 2:00pm

Congratulations to the athletes who competed at the Australian Cross Country Championships held at Kembla Joggers Cross Country Park, Wollongong 24 August 2019.

ISF World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships Slovakia 2020

12 August 2019 12:47pm

Congratulations to the schools and athletes selected to represent NZSSAA at the ISF World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Slovakia in April 2020.

Cross Country Team for Australian Champs

18 July 2019 8:30pm

Congratulations to our athletes who have been selected to represent the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Association at the Australian Open and Australian Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Kembla Grange, NSW, August 24-26, 2019.

ISF World Secondary Cross Country Championships Slovakia 2020

22 June 2019 10:00am

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