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 16 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.

Nicole Wong

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

I am passionate about community sport, and engaging youth in physical activity. It is exciting to have the opportunity to work alongside rangatahi and use physical activity to support the development of healthy lifestyles.

Prior to this role I worked at a regional sports organisation, working to increase youth participation. I completed my studies overseas in the UK and US, fortunate enough to have been on scholarship playing hockey in the US.  

I grew up in Auckland with my parents and older brother. Outside of work I enjoy travelling to new places, attempting to cook and playing and coaching hockey.