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2019 Future Champions Announced

2019 Future Champions Announced

Swimming and Surf Life Saving superstar Sasha Reid and devoted rugby player Blair Murray are amongst the Future Champions selected for the 2019 programme.
Now in its thirteenth year, the Future Champions Programme is designed to give outstanding Taranaki secondary school athletes the opportunity to be the best they can be.
 
The group of ten selected athletes represent a range of individual and team sports, from road cycling and swimming, to rugby and volleyball.
This year’s selection includes swimming and surf life saving star Sasha Reid, now in her third year of the programme. Sasha recently returned from the World Surf Life Saving Championships in Adelaide, Australia where she was a member of the NZ Junior Black Fins and medaled in both individual and team events, with the Junior Black Fins taking out the World Championship. She is also a national title holder in both sports across multiple events, and holds several Taranaki records in swimming and surf life saving.
Sasha is joined by three second-year champions – surf lifesaver Claudia Kelly, volleyballer Keegan Joe, and Jacob Kneepkens who specialises in rugby.
Six newbies have also been selected this year, they include:
 
Blair Murray (NPBHS) Rugby
Caitlin O’Connell (SHGC) Basketball
Fletcher Moles (NPBHS) Canoe Racing
Henri Lehrke (FDMC) Road Cycling
Lucy North (NPGHS) Swimming and Surf Life Saving
Tom Butland (NPBHS) Surfing
 
Sport Taranaki & TSSSA are excited to announce the 2019 Future Champions.
 
The programme, coordinated and run by Sport Taranaki and the Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association - TSSSA, starts in term two and runs through to the end of term three, with a series of workshops to develop and support the athletes with nutrition, mental skills, leadership and more. The programme also provides wrap around services to ensure they can compete at their best.
 
The 2019 programme was officially launched on Monday 8 April at the Sport Taranaki offices
 

Regional Sports Director Appointed

It is with great pleasure that Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association (TSSSA) announces Rebecca Scott as our new Regional Sports Director (RSD). Rebecca, who has a degree in Food Marketing and Management from Otago University, joins us from a varied and high performing background across numerous fields, including holding various roles in marketing and sales, experience as both a freelance and staff photographer (Taranaki Daily News), company director for QP Sports, an innovative protective sports clothing manufacturer, and recently demonstrated innovation and delivery through the design and build of a successful online company.

STUDENTS EARN NCEA COURSE CREDITS AT WIL SPORT NZ SCHOOLS TRIATHLON NATIONALS

STUDENTS EARN NCEA COURSE CREDITS AT WIL SPORT NZ SCHOOLS TRIATHLON NATIONALS

STUDENTS EARN NCEA COURSE CREDITS AT WIL SPORT NZ SCHOOLS TRIATHLON NATIONALS

2018 TSSSA Calendar Concluded

2018 TSSSA Calendar Concluded

The TSSSA Calendar of Events has concluded for 2018.

18 year partnership comes to a close

18 year partnership comes to a close

With the 2018 TSSSA Calendar coming to a close and the sale of Shell Taranaki to OMV on the horizon, the 18 year partnership the Taranaki Secondary Schools' Sports Association has had with Shell Taranaki (formally STOS) comes to an end. 

Outstanding service to Secondary School Sport acknowledged

Outstanding service to Secondary School Sport acknowledged

On Friday night at the 2018 Taranaki Sports Awards, TSSSA acknowledged and recognised the service of four outstanding school sport staff. 

2019 NZSS CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED

2019 NZSS CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED

The 2019 NZSSSC calendar of sanctioned national and island secondary school events is now available HERE. This will allow schools to include NZSS sports events into their planning for 2019 and enable you to take advantage of early rates when booking travel and accommodation.

Please Note: All details are correct at the time of release but unforeseen changes may occur. Any changes will be posted on the NZSSSC website HERE so please check regularly.

Entry information and material as well as Health & Safety Plans for all events will also be posted on the website so it is your first stop for all event information.

New events in 2019 include the re-introduction of the NZSS Lawn Bowls Championships with a modified format being adopted to allow for faster and more games. We are also excited to announce the introduction of the SI Canoe Kayak Sprint Championships set for Lake Ruataniwha in late September. NZSSSC are also pleased to announce the establishment of a secondary schools division at the Wairua Warrior events set for Nelson and Auckland respectively in Term 1 2019. These team based obstacle course races are growing in popularity around the world and represents an opportunity for New Zealand secondary school students to team up with their mates and get involved in an event that ticks a lot of boxes in the Youth Sport choice section!

Co-coordinating a calendar of over 200 events to meet the needs of both schools and sport in terms of timing, eligibility, cost, venues and health and safety is a complex process and we wish to thank all event organisers for taking part in the sanctioning process over the past few months.

Inline Hockey updates!

Inline Hockey updates!

The New Zealand Inline Hockey Nationals are being staged in New Plymouth during the first week of the school holidays. Games commence Saturday September 29 and run through to October the 6th. All local skaters are welcome to come and watch this premier event! The event will be held at the East End Skating Rink. Entry is free to this event which will see a new game occur every 50 minutes.  New Plymouth has teams entered in 8 grades including Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Junior Women. Senior Women, Masters and Seniors. 

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