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.
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.
Over 1,000 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. Click on the RED TAB above-right for entry form and conditions - TSNZ then provide labelled targets which are shot at your own range and scores returned by 31st August.
The TSNZ Challenge Secondary School competition provides many of our next generation of target shooters.
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.
Click on the BLACK TAB above-right for entry form and conditions.
Secondary School students are also able to enter other local and postal competitions such as the Triple S Postal, and local school competitions in various regions around NZ.
Congratulations to the Saturday winners:
1st - Ashburton College
2nd - Wellington College
3rd - Feilding High School
And congratulations to the Inter-Island Match winner
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
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.
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.
Please check your school's scores and names, and be sure to let TSNZ know if there are any amendments needed.