NCEA Disrupted events - Update 1/9/21

School Sport NZ, in partnership with Touch NZ, NZ Cricket, NZ Secondary School Athletics Association, and the Condors Rugby Club, are pleased to announce that all events impacted by the NCEA exam period delay have been successfully rescheduled outside the NCEA examination window.

School Sport NZ would like to thank these organisations for their support of schools and for their considerable efforts to reschedule events in such a short timeframe and in a very condensed window of opportunity to redeliver events. The confirmation of these events ensures thousands of Rangatahi from across the country will have access to several high-quality experiences at a time when so many have unfortunately been taken away with the cancellation of Winter Tournament Week.

The confirmed schedule is as follows:




NZSS Condor 7s Open

Thu 16th – Fri 17th Dec

Auckland, Kings College

NZSS Athletics Championships

Thu 16th – Sat 18th Dec

Inglewood, Taranaki

NZSS Touch Championships

Fri 17th – Sun 19th Dec


NZSS Condor 7s U15s

Sat 18th – Sun 19th Dec

Auckland, Kings College

NZSS Venus Cup Cricket

Sun 19th – Tue 21st Dec

Palmerston North


Given the condensed window that our partners have had to reschedule these events within, it is unfortunately inevitable that clashes between events have occurred.

In assessing the viability of rescheduling events to avoid clashes our partners have reported consistent and shared challenges, most notably the ability to access the vast number of staff, volunteers and qualified referees that ensure these events can go ahead. As such the window to deliver events within became smaller again with the weekend of the 18th/19th being the only viable option.

Our sport partners will provide event specific updates in due course that we will share through the School Sport NZ website and newsletter function.

Article added: Wednesday 01 September 2021


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