Newsletter - Summer 2017/2018
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We hope all the training is going well and that you all enjoy the summer holiday season.
Reminder - Lightweight Not Sanctioned at School Regattas
A reminder - The New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council (NZSSSC) advised all schools in April that their board has resolved not to provide a sanction for lightweight rowing events at the NISS, SISS and Maadi Cup Rowing Championship regattas.
NZSSSC release available here http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/newsarticle/47799
Dates for Selection to NZ Teams
Does your school have athletes who would want to be a part of the North vs South Under-18 team? Or are they interested in Junior level? Then they need to complete the Rowing New Zealand online nomination form and email a copy of New Zealand Passport to Rowing New Zealand.
The guidelines and Nomination forms for Junior and Under-18 are at www.rowingnz.kiwi
NZSSRA 2018 AGM - Remits due
The NZSSRA 2018 AGM will take place on Sunday 18th March after the safety briefing of the Aon Maadi Cup, in Twizel. As per the 4-yearly cycle the review of the programme is presented, this is currently underway and the Schools Committee welcome all feedback (contact Sonya). Please note the Rules and Regulations are not up for change in 2018.
Remits - All remits for the AGM are due by 11th February 2018
Nominations - The nominations for the following positions are called for and due on the accompanying dates.
Applications to host 2020 Champs and any 2019 fee change proposals - 11th February 2018
We are also calling for Nominations for NZSSRA Volunteer of the Year - this is awarded at the NZRA AGM in May.
Please make these remits, nominations and applications in writing to [email protected]
2018 Aon Maadi Cup Week
The 2018 programme is the same as the previous year.
This schedule is subject to change particularly due to weather issues
Maadi Programme Review
A review panel has been established and is undertaking work on the programme (order of events). The panel is seeking your school's feedback on the current order of events - what works well, what events are too close or are there any boat clash issues you regularly experience. Options of programmes will be presented in early 2018 for your further comment. If you have any areas you would like to comment on now please email them to [email protected]
NZSSSC School Team Eligibility Criteria
Reminder that the Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemptions (PCRE) is now included within the school tem eligibility criteria. PCRE's now have a limit of 2 per team (or in rowing's case boat). If you have an eight it will only be allowed 2 PCRE students and 3 NEW students within the crew. If you have a four it will only be allowed 2 PCRE students and 1 NEW student.
PCRE need to be approved by NZSSSC so all applications need to go to them, more information here http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/events-1/eligibility-regulations
Here is a further reminder for all the other criteria for "new" Students...
More information on the changes can be found here http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/newsarticle/41708
Bluebridge Deal for Clubs and Schools
Bluebridge are continuing the special deal for ferry crossings by the rowing community. Simply use the promo code "OARSOME" when booking and then present the Rowing NZ Bluebridge card upon check in and your rowing club will receive heavily discounted rates from the preferred supplier for Cook Strait transport.
School Colours updating your rowsuits
Schools are required to compete in approved colours so if you are updating your rowsuit stock please make sure the colours you have are the ones registered against your school name. Check out www.schoolrowing.org.nz for a list of school colours. If your school is new or would like to change its colours you will also need to contact Sonya at [email protected] and get your new colours approved (this is a quick and easy process and can save you a lot of trouble and dollars should your colours conflict!).
Remember all colours need to be unique to the school (or a boys/girls school pairing) and distinctive from other approved school colours (and where practical distinctive from the club colours approved by the NZRA).
Updating your Contact Details
If your school has had changes in your sports coordinators or teachers in charge of rowing please email these new details to Sonya so we can provide your school with all the relevant information for the coming season. Any coaches who would also like to receive these updates please also send your details.
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