Secondary Schools Shooting


 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match, Palmerston North, 30 Sept - 1 October

22 Secondary Schools Teams entered the 2017 TSNZ match, with 21 schools shooting on the weekend of 30th September to 1st October.  The weekend ran extremely well and was so ahead of time at one stage that our Range Officer had to get creative to slow everyone down.   Well done to all shooters and managers/scopers to get in and out of the range so well - some of our older shooters could learn a few tricks from you!

Many thanks to the Manawatu team for their hard work in hosting the match, and to all the coaches, helpers and parents who came along with their shooters.

 

Congratulations to the Saturday winners:

Top School
1st - Ashburton College
 2nd - Wellington College
   3rd - Feilding High School

 





 

And congratulations to the Inter-Island Match winner
 SOUTH ISLAND

 


Top Girl and Top Boy

are from the Aggregate of School Teams and Inter-Island match:

Top Girl - Sarah Reesby, Feilding High School 
Top Boy - Oscar Robinson, Wellington College

1 Team Ashburton 1st.jpg
Ashburton College - 1st

 

1 Team Wgtn Coll 2nd.jpg
Wellington College - 2nd

 

1 Team Fldg 3rd.jpg
Feilding High School - 3rd

 

Sunday Results:

NZ TEAM

 

The NZ Team shot their match which is scored with no inners as this is a postal match against British Schools.  Their match will be shot later this year, and scores will be shared once we have received them.

 

 

 

Plate Match 
1st - Precision Paper Punchers

 

 

The 2018 TSNZ Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match will be held on the same weekend next year, at a TSNZ range in the Christchurch region.

1 Team South Island.jpg
South Island's Winning Team

 

1 Team North Island.jpg
North Island Team

 

1 Team New Zealand.jpg
NEW ZEALAND TEAM

 

1 Plate team.jpg
Winning Plate Team
Precision Paper Punchers

 

1 Top Girl Sarah.jpg
Top Girl 
Sarah Reesby

 

1 Top Boy Oscar _2_.jpg
Top Boy
Oscar Robinson

 

IMG_8448.jpg

 

IMG_8480.jpg

 

IMG_8495.jpg

 

 

 

 


 

TSNZ Challenge Secondary School Postal RESULTS - 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 winners.

TSNZ Challenge 2017 _ Top places _2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 














 

Please check your school's scores and names, and be sure to let TSNZ know if there are any amendments needed.


 

2016 NZ vs British Schools
Results have now been received from the British Schools Shooting Team to put up against the scores our NZ Secondary Schools team shot at the 2016 match in Blenheim.

Congratulations to the British Schools team on their win, with 1,968 for their top 10 shooters, to NZ's 1,944.


 


 


 

 Target Shooting is a sport that requires concentration, patience and focus, and taking part in shooting can help Secondary School pupils gain these skills for life.  This is also a sport where a typically "non-sporty" student can become a New Zealand representative - something of which both they and their school can be justifiably proud.

 

TSNZ Challenge Postal Competition

Many students gain a good introduction to shooting through the Secondary School Postal Shoot which is held each year; this postal event is open to every Secondary School in New Zealand.   Schools liaise with local TSNZ clubs who can provide equipment and coaching, so even schools with no staff who are involved in shooting themselves can take part.

Approximately 900 school pupils take part in this competition every year, gaining valuable practical knowledge of firearms safety and handling, and experiencing the thrill of target shooting as a sport.   The closing date for entries is July 31st, TSNZ then provide labelled targets which must be shot and scores returned by 31st August.

The TSNZ Challenge Secondary School competition provides many of our next generation of target shooters.




 

 


Inter Secondary School Shoulder to Shoulder Match - the "Nationals"

This match was contested for the first time in 2002. Such was its success that it is now an annual event competed alternately in the South Island at Blenheim or Christchurch and in the North Island at Wellington or Palmerston North. It is held generally in the first or middle weekend of the school holidays at the end of Term 3 and is be a full weekend event.  All Secondary schools are entitled to send one team of three, usually chosen from their 3 top shooters in the TSNZ Challenge Postal Match.

The pupils shoot an Inter School Match, then a North and South Island Team is selected and they compete against each other. From the top scores a New Zealand Team is selected which will shoot against an English team as a postal event.  This match identifies the top Schools shooters in NZ, and every school should be very proud of their students representing their country in this way.



 






Secondary School students are also able to enter other local and postal competitions:

  • the "Triple S" competition which is run by Brooklyn Smallbore Rifle Club.  Shooters compete as teams and individuals, and shoot four monthly matches between June and September.


   

 



Contact TSNZ at targetshootingnz@xtra.co.nz with your school details
if you would like information on your local Smallbore Target Shooting Club