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T-Shirts Available

7 December 2016 8:34am

T-Shirts are still available and they can be purchased for $30 each from Raewyn Rodger at Athletics Auckland.

All sizes medium, large, XL, XXL in Boys
No 10 or 12, only 8, 14 or 16 in Girls

Raewyn Rodger
Athletics Auckland Inc.
Ph: 09 5256903


30 November 2016 9:47am

Tent sites with a view of the track at Trusts Stadium are limited and it is likely that teams bringing tents will be disappointed by having to be situated away from the main arena around the warm up field. However the Stadium does have a very good grandstand with plenty of seating and teams should consider this option as a more suitable base. Please do not expect to be given a tent site before 9.00 am on Friday.

2016 Track, Field and Road Race Championships, Trusts Stadium Waitakere

29 November 2016 9:05am

Gate Charges

  • Adults: Friday $5, Saturday $10, Sunday $10, Saturday/Sunday pass $15
  • Secondary school students: $2 per day
  • Under 12: Free


Please remember that scratchings for individual events must be completed by midnight Tuesday 29 November. Instructions for scratching event entries (and athletes) are on the homepage within the Online Entries. We would appreciate having complete scratchings by this deadline.

Risk Assessment and Management Strategies


T-shirts are for sale in both male (small to XXL) and female (8?16) sizes. The t-shirts are white, made of light weight dri-tech fabric ? 100% Polyester ? machine washable. Online ordering of t-shirts has now closed. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the championships.

The "Aspiring Athletes" Classic Tour

28 November 2016 8:29am

Leading athletes at the New Zealand Secondary Schools are once again invited to the popular Tour and to compete at the Classic Meetings being held January 2017.

The Tour is built around the January Classic Meetings in the lower North Island. Athletes over the past two years have indicated that taking part in the whole Tour is both advisable and rewarding. The Tour will be led by Alec McNab and supporting staff all of whom have wide experience with teams, both domestic and International.

Programme and Progressions

25 November 2016 1:49am

Track Changes

  • The Senior Girls 200 m has 3 rounds and will begin on Saturday at 4.30 pm not Friday.
  • The Steeplechase heats are not required. The Senior Girls/Junior Girls will be a combined race.
  • The Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls 3000 m will be straight finals on Friday.
  • The Open Boys 3000 m Track walk is approximately 1 hour earlier on Sunday at 10.10 am.
  • The Junior Girls 80 m Hurdles is the only hurdles event requiring semi finals now scheduled at 9.00 am Sunday.

Field Changes

  • The Hammer Fields have been split into age groups. Junior Boys and Junior Girls will be at 9.00 am Saturday and Sunday as originally scheduled. Senior Boys will now be held at 3.30 pm Saturday afternoon and Senior Girls at 11.00 am Sunday morning.
  • Qualifying competitions will be required in the Junior Girls and Junior Boys Long jump as indicated and this has had to be extended to the Senior Boys Long Jump. Qualifying for the Senior Boys will occur at 11.00 am Saturday and the final is now scheduled for 1.30 pm Sunday.

Road Race Changes

  • Para Athletes will be combined with the Year 9 races not the Juniors and will run 3 km not 2 km.

Rescheduled Exams

16 November 2016 10:19pm

Please be aware that due to the disruption caused by the recent earthquakes there has been a rescheduling of the following scholarship exams by NZQA.

Dates of Rescheduled Scholarship Examinations:
History Monday 28 November (pm)
Chemistry Thursday 1 December (pm)

Chemistry on Thursday afternoon especially could be a problem for early traveling athletes. If there is a problem please inform your Principals Nominee as soon as possible.

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.

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