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Newsletter - Summer 2014/2015

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NZSSRA 2015 AGM Remits and Committee Members

The NZSSRA 2015 AGM will take place on Sunday 22nd March after the safety briefing of the Aon Maadi Cup, at the Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro.

Remits - Notice is given that the closing date for submission of remits for the AGM is February 13th 2015. Note: The Rules and Regulations are not up for change in 2015 (ref cl 14.6 of constitution) so unless there is an emergency to be dealt with remits should be of a general nature, relate only to changes of the Constitution or the Safety System which is the four yearly review this year.

Nominations - The nominations for the following positions are called for and due on the accompanying dates.

  • Schools Committee Appointed Member - 6th February 2015
  • Schools Committee Elected Member - 13th February 2015
  • Applications to host 2017 Championship events and any host fee change proposals for 2016 - 13th February 2015

Please make these nominations/applications/proposals in writing to [email protected]

Limits on entries at School Championship Regattas

There will be limits again for entries to the school championships. These limits are in place due to the large entry and participant numbers and limited time regattas have to complete the programme therefore regatta organisers are forced to restrict entries. The following list of limits has been approved by the Schools Committee. All races with limits imposed will be open to supplementary entries to fill any remaining lanes or races.

The following limits were sought by Karapiro Rowing
2015 Aon North Island Secondary Schools
Doubles - 1 crew per event per school
Single, Pair, Four and Quad - 2 crews per event per school
Eights and Octuples - No Limit
2015 Aon Maadi Cup
Doubles - 1 crew per event per school
Singles - 2 crews per event per school
All other events - 4 crews per event per school

The following were sought by Ruataniwha Rowing
2015 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools
All boat types excluding eights and octuples - 2 crews per event per school
No limits on eights and octuples

2015 Aon Maadi Cup Week

  • Sunday: Parade, Safety Briefing, NZSSRA AGM
  • Monday: heats begin
  • Tuesday: heats conclude and all repechages begin
  • Wednesday: repechages end, quarter-finals, E&F Finals
  • Thursday: Semi-finals, C&D Finals
  • Friday: A&B Finals (events 1-26)
  • Saturday: A&B Finals (events 27-52)
  • Sunday: spare day (until 12pm)

This schedule is subject to change particularly due to weather issues

Number of Events Per Pupil

After a review of the per pupil entries at last season's school regattas and much discussion about the health and safety of each rower we would like to make the following recommendation from the Schools Committee:

School age rowers should only be racing 2 events, and only a few from your squads possibly doing 3 events maximum.

To reach this recommendation advice was sort from physiologists, leading elite coaches and the NZ Secondary School Sports Council.

Remember with the progression system introduced 2 years ago the workload to progress can be high, over a week at the Maadi Cup one event can mean a rower compete in 5 races (heats, reps, quarters, semis and a final). Some rowers last season were entered in 5 or more events; that is 25 races, which equals over 100km rowed and 50km of that is at race pace, we consider this an unacceptable workload for a school age person. The Schools Committee will continue to monitor the entry per pupil this season.

Aon Maadi Cup Competitions

There will be a number of competitions at the 2015 Aon Maadi Cup, so get your squads to come up with an entry for your school and get into the festivies.

  • Team Banner - the school with the best banner displayed during the parade
  • Team T-Shirt - the best school team t-shirt
  • School Mascot - the best mascot supporting their school racing at the lake
  • Instagram Photo - the best Instagram photo from your time at Maadi

More specific information will be sent via email flyers shortly

WW100 Commemoration

Rowing NZ will be commemorating the WWI Centenary at the 2015 Aon Maadi Cup.

Your school is also able to take part in this commemoration by putting the WW100 logo on your 2015 team t-shirt, we will be featuring it on all our winners tops too!

If you would like to get on board and use this logo just register at the following link -

NZSSSC School Team Eligibility Criteria

Unsure of what the limits are for "new" pupils? Here's a reminder...

  • The NZSSSC team eligibility criteria apply at our Championships regattas on a crew-by-crew basis.
  • The criteria apply to all pupils (sweep oar and/or sculling and/or coxswains).
  • The limit for a coxed eight is THREE pupils who are new to the school over the past two years.
  • For all other boats the limit is ONE pupil new to the school over the past two years.

Exemptions include:
Pupils who join the school in Year 9 or earlier
Pupils with a Primary Caregiver Relocation Exemption (issued through NZSSSC regional offices)

And the new exemption from the 2013 AGM:
Pupils who transfer after Year 9 who have not been involved in rowing before e.g. novices

More information here

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