The New Zealand Secondary Schools Squash Association organises and runs the National Secondary Schools Championships, and the South Island Secondary Schools Championships. It selects the New Zealand Secondary Schools team (the 2012 team is pictured below). For more information, please see the link below.
The 2015 National Secondary Schools Championships will be hosted by SquashGym Palmerston North from 7-9 August.
The 2014 National Secondary Schools Championships were held in Nelson from August 8-10 with 26 boys teams and 15 girls teams participating. A big thanks to Helen Palmer, Jeni Nunn, Susan O'Connell and their team for another successful tournament.
Both of the 2013 champions have defended their titles at the National Secondary Schools Champs in Nelson this weekend.
Epsom Girl's Grammar extended their impressive run at the pinnacle of Secondary Schools squash in New Zealand by winning a fourth consecutive crown, beating Palmerston North Girls' High School 3-2 in the title decider. Whangarei Girls' High School nabbed third place by beating Te Puke 3-2. Waikato Diocesan won the plate and Wairarapa High School won the Co-Ed Trophy. Hastings were the big improvers in the girls' competition, finishing in fifth place after being seeded seventh.
Tauranga Boys' College made it three in a row in their final against Christchurch Boys' High School, which they won 4-1. Westlake eased past Palmerston North Boys' High School 4-1 to finish third, Marlborough Boys A won the plate, while St Paul's Collegiate A continued their giant-killing run to end up in fourteenth position (seeded 21).
Final results and placings from the 2014 National Secondary Schools Championships can be found here:
At the conclusion of the event, the following tournament teams were named to travel to Australia to take on the best Australian Secondary Schools players later this month.
Joshua Oakley (Tauranga Boys)
Alex Revington (Tauranga Boys)
Jamie Oakley (Tauranga Boys)
Quinn Udy (Marlborough Boys)
Joseph Williams (Captain - Christchurch Boys)
Rafa Yam (Reserve - Westlake Boys), John Brown (Coach/Manager)
Matthew Lucente (Westlake Boys)
Corbin Faint (Palmerston North Boys)
Temwa Chileshe (Christchurch Boys)
Lwamba Chileshe (Christchurch Boys)
Angus MacDonald (Hamilton Boys)
Sean Montgomery (Reserve - Pukekohe High School), Alan Stern (Coach/Manager)
Hayley Hughes (Captain - Epsom Girls)
Anna Hughes (Epsom Girls)
Casey Owen (Thames High School)
Parearau Kutia (Gisborne Girls)
Tyler Duberly (Westlake Girls)
Mackenzie Johnson (Reserve - Whangarei Girls), Nic Dann (Coach/Manager)
Courtney Trail (Palmerston North Girls)
Rhiarne Taiapa (Hastings Girls)
Amelia Wadsworth Marlborough Girls)
Gina Bailey (Palmerston North Girls)
Amy Horscroft (Te Puke High School)
Chanel Wotten (Reserve - Te Puke High School), Nic Dann Coach/Manager)
Inter-school squash is available in many areas of New Zealand, and is played on weekdays after school. Contact your district association for more information.