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81st Auckland Secondary Schools Head of the Harbour Lake Pupuke, 11 February 2017
NZSSSC news PCRE limits. Trans-gender policies
NZSSSC recently completed its biannual review of eligibility criteria (STEC). The STEC are in effect at Championships regattas, so the review outomce is relevant to rowing. A report on the review topics and NZSSSC decisions can be found on the NZSSSC website. Two item of note are:
Special General Meeting outcomeFriday 11 November, by postal ballot
The matter of lightweight rowing at the junior level was considered by New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association member Schools through a Special General Meeting.
The Schools Committee proposed that the Association cease classifying rowers by weight due to health and well-being issues within our sport at the junior level.
We are disappointed to announce that this remit did not pass but we respect the decision of the School Principals (67 for/35 against/2 abstentions = 65.7% is less than the required 75% majority of votes cast) and therefore weight-classification will continue.
A second remit was proposed by a member school that classification by weight should be restricted to rowers over 15 years (i.e. U17 and U18 only).
This was supported by member schools (77 for/16 against/6 abstentions = 82.7% is greater than 75% majority of votes cast). Therefore no rower who is under the age of 16 years on 1st of January in the Season in which the competition is held shall be eligible to be classified by weight.
Memorial Notice Dave Campbell
NZSSRA wishes to record the passing of Life Member Dave Campbell. Dave had a long association with school rowing; particularly in the Waikato Bay of Plenty region. The coach and some of the crew members of Fraser High School's 1975 Maadi Cup-winning crew formed an honor guard at Dave's funeral in May.
Family let NZSSRA know that both Dave and his wife Nancy (who was also a Life Member) enjoyed their time over the years with the NZSSRA. They considered it a great honour to be made Life Members for their contribution to the sport.
Annual General Meeting Sunday 3 April, Twizel
The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association was held in Twizel on Sunday 3 April 2016 in the Events Centre theatre. The DRAFT Minutes for the 2016 AGM are now available online.
Some items of note arising from the AGM include:
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