NZSS Beach Volleyball Champs

NZ Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Championships Suspended
Thursday 27 January, 2022

Volleyball New Zealand regrets to confirm the New Zealand Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Championships scheduled for February 5-6 in Mt Maunganui has been suspended. 

The decision comes following the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 Omicron variant in the New Zealand community with the government confirming a move to the Red level of the Covid-19 Protection Framework on January 23. 

Volleyball NZ CEO Toni-Maree Carnie said the decision was a difficult one but given the scale of the event, over 400 registered players, whānau and school and event staff are set to travel to Mt Maunganui next week, it is the right one for the wider community. 

“We reviewed the status of the event from every possible angle and while we technically could have delivered a competition on the sand within guidelines, we feel the risks to health and safety of everyone involved in doing so were too great,” Carnie said.  

“Our priority is ensuring the health and safety of our participants, their families, their schools and the local community in Mt Maunganui. This decision puts their health and wellbeing first. 

“We appreciate players, coaches and schools will be disappointed, but we remain committed to exploring all options in conjunction with School Sport NZ to reschedule the event later in 2022.” 

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships (Indoor) currently remains as scheduled in Palmerston North from March 28-April 1.

Volleyball New Zealand will continue to work closely with all stakeholders on the status of that event and will update the community as soon as we are able. 




We would like to inform you that all those participating in School Sport NZ Sanctioned Event and VNZ Tournaments should be fully vaccinated to participate and to enter the tournament premises. 

We understand that schools do not keep vaccination status/ records of their students, but in order to participate, VNZ must collect this information to verify the vaccine pass before the tournament but will not store any data once it has been sighted. 

To verify the vaccine pass, players must have a Friendly Manager membership profile. Parent/ guardian must login/ register on behalf of the player. 

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For new members, click New to Volleyball New Zealand: New Member.
Choose Player at NZSSVC 2021 and NZSSBVC 2022 or Volunteer if you are a teacher/ coach/ manager.

Watch here on how to Upload Your Vaccine Pass