Taranaki Secondary School Sport Association (TSSSA) is a college sport organisation. They are responsible for providing quality sports and physical activity opportunities for Secondary School Students in Taranaki. This is achieved through the delivery of  inter-secondary school sport competitions and TSSSA programs, with advocacy and leadership within the Taranaki secondary school sporting space.

Karla Ralph

Regional Sports Director 

I joined TSSSA in November 2022 as the new Regional Sports Director. Prior to this role I have been in education for 32 years. I have worked in both UK and Taranaki High Schools .

I have been fortunate to have worked at Opunake High School, Coastal Taranaki School, Taranaki Diocesan and Stratford High School as a PE teacher and Deputy Principal.

I am passionate about Sport and Education. I am proud to lead the TSSSA team to provide quality events, opportunities and activities for all secondary students within our region. It is important that we make a difference for our rangatahi and help them to improve their wellbeing through sports and physical activity. 

My role is to work alongside our 17 Taranaki High Schools and Kura. We champion participation in school and TSSSA sports to promote enjoyment, fair play, provide learning opportunities, inclusiveness and positive experiences.

I am married to Steve and have two daughters Hope and India. I enjoy coaching hockey and mountain biking, playing golf and sailing in my spare time.

Anna Crowley 

Regional Events and Sports Coordinator​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

I joined TSSSA in October 2023 as the Regional Events and Sports Coordinator. I am passionate about Physical acitivity and the importance it plays on our Rangatahi within our community. I'm excited to engage and activlty contribute in improving quality sporting events for our youth to take part in. 

Prior to this role I worked for Playball down in Christchurch, providing physical activity sessions to pre - school children. 

I grew up in rural Taranaki on a 160 - hectare dairy farm, with my parents and two older brothers. Outside of work, I play hockey for the NZ Blacksticks and enjoy hobbies like, running, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.