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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. 

NPGHS heading to Netball nationals!

NPGHS heading to Netball nationals!

A year can be a long time in secondary school sport.

Just ask the New Plymouth Girls’ High School Senior A netball team, who recently put aside the heartbreak of missing out on qualifying for the NZSS national tournament by one place and one goal in 2017 by finishing second at this year's Lower North Island Netball Secondary Schools (LNISS) tournament during Winter Tournament Week.

With the top five finishing teams qualifying for the 16-school NZSS tournament every October from the LNISS zone, NPGHS lost 28-29 to Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt in the 5 v 6 match at last year’s LNISS tournament played on home courts in New Plymouth.

That loss was the end of the line in 2017 for NPGHS, while Sacred Heart went on to finish a respectable 10th at nationals.

NPGHS captain Boston Falaniko said last year’s close finish was especially strong motivation for the senior players to do well in 2018.

“There are four year 13s in our team and because it was our last year we really wanted to make nationals and that was one of our top goals all year,” said Boston. “We just stayed committed to that goal and worked hard and it paid off for us.” NPGHS after qualifying for nationals.

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