The Riverina SSA
Newsletter - No 1 - 2011
Welcome back everyone. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and looking forward to another big year in Riverina School Sport. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are any areas of concern.
There have been a number of changes to calendar. The following trials have been moved to:
Friday 18th Secondary Lawn Bowl Trails, Temora
Monday 28th Primary/Secondary Diving Trials, Wagga
Secondary Boys Basketball Trials, Wagga
Friday 4th Riverina Regional Primary Swimming, Albury
Monday 7th Riverina Regional Secondary Swimming, Leeton
Primary Boys Cricket Trials, Deniliquin
Thursday 10th New Managers/Convenors Induction, Wagga
Friday 11th Secondary u15’s Touch Trials
Secondary Golf Trials (Strokeplay)
Monday 14th Secondary Girls Basketball Trials, Temora
Primary Girls Softball Trials, Albury
Wednesday 16th Primary Girls Cricket, Narrandera
Thursday 17th Primary West Australian Football Trials, Barooga
Friday 18th Primary East Australian Football Trials, Coolamon
Primary Tennis Final Selection, Griffith
Secondary Water Polo Trials, Wagga
Monday 21st Secondary Hockey Trials, Albury
Primary Basketball Trials, Albury
Friday 25th Primary Australia Football Final Selection, Jerilderie
Tuesday 29th Secondary Boys Football Trials, Wagga
Wednesday 30th Secondary Rugby League Trials, Wagga
Secondary Girls Football Trials, TBA
Thursday 31st Primary Girls Football Trials, Leeton
Friday 1st Primary Boys Football, Albury
Secondary Golf Matchplay
Please ensure that all interested students have the opportunity to trial for these teams. All relevant information may be found on the website www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au/riverina/welcome.htm under the link Trials and Championship Information.
NSW PSSA & CHS Websites
All school sports organisers and sports teachers should be aware of the school sport website www.det.sports.nsw.edu.au , all state body announcements, handbooks, journals and the school sport guidelines may be found here.
Riverina Regional Swimming Carnivals
The Riverina Primary carnival is set down for Friday, 4th March – Albury. All zones are asked to send their entries to the Riverina School Sports Association as soon as they become available, it needs to be remembered that the Riverina carnival requires and enormous amount of data entry and preparation.
Please note all entries must meet the qualifying time.
The first three placegetters in all events qualify for the Riverina team to swim at the NSW PSSA carnival at Homebush on the 28th – 29th March.
The Riverina Secondary carnival is set down for Monday, 7th March – Leeton. Entries for this carnival are school based, all required information may be found on the Riverina website. Entries for events not swum at the Riverina carnival (800m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 400m IM and 200IM) need to be submitted prior to the carnival and list where the time was swum.
The first three placegetters in all 100m and 50m events, first two placegetters in 200m and relay events, third placegetters who reach the NSW CHS qualifying time and those who reach the qualifying time in events not swum at the Riverina carnival (maximum of three) will qualify for the Riverina team to compete at the NSW CHS carnival at Homebush on the 24th-26th March.
Teachers wishing to act as officials at these carnivals need to apply to the sports association.
Swimmers with disabilities
Events will again be swum at this year’s Riverina regional carnival for swimmers with disabilities. These events will be in 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Students who progress to the NSW PSSA and NSW CHS carnivals will need to have their disabilities assessed.
2011 PSSA Knockout Entries
Entries for 2011 NSWPSSA Knockouts will go online in 2011 Entries for all other competitions will close on Friday 4th February 2011.
The online entry form and instructions for the submission of school entries can be accessed through the NSWPSSA website (www.sports.det.nsw.edu.au)
Applications for unfilled 2011 Riverina Primary and Secondary Manager & Coaches Positions
The following positions are being re advertised;
Any teachers interested in the above positions should apply by completing a nomination form that can be found on the Riverina School Sports Association website. Applications will close on Friday, 18th February 2011.