Shearing Sports Logo Shearing Sports New Zealand IncEldersPrimary Wool Cooperative Ltd
FULL MENU MastersJudgesWorld ChampsTeamsCompetition DatesRulesMedia ReleasesContact
Shearing Sports NZ


Welcome to Shearing Sports New Zealand

The new season starts at the New Zealand Merino shearing and woolhandling championships in Alexandra on October 2-3, but in the meantime the New Zealand shearing team has eight test matches in the UK and there are plenty of other competitions around the World. Scroll down for latest news and follow us on Facebook.


View the latest competition directory online here

Affiliation Fee / Competitor Levy Remisttance Form 2015/2016

Aminal Care Form

North Island Speed Shear Form 2015/16

South Island Shearing Sports Affiliation Form 2015/16

South Island Shearing Sports Speed Shear form 2015/16


Shearing Results


Media Releases:

New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships - September 30, 2015
An Australian champion has New Zealand shearers shaking in their moccasins as he zeroes-in on a sixth consecutive win in New Zealand's only finewool shearing championship this weekend....

Two outta three ain't bad - September 28, 2015
New Zealand has won two of three transtasman shearing and woolhandling tests during the Australian national shearing and woolhandling championships at Hamilton, Vic...

Circuits for World Champs selection - September 09, 2015
Shearing Sports New Zealand has agreed on two circuits to select the machine shearing and woolhanding representatives for the 2017 Golden Shears World Championships...

Wales series ends in 2-2 tie - July 26, 2015
The New Zealand shearing team has had to settle for a draw in its 2015 UK tour series against Wales after being beaten in the final match at the Corwen Shears in north-east Wales...

Royal Welsh boilover - A win to Jack Fagan - July 25, 2015
Te Kuiti shearer Jack Fagan has taken up just where dad David Fagan left off by winning the Royal Welsh Show Open shearing title - a year after his father won the title for a 14th time....
    For a full list of Media Releases please click here

2014/2015 Competition Directory

Download a full copy of the current competition directory in pdf form (7mb) by clicking here

New Zealand wool is recognised internationally for its quality and consistency as a result of the partnership between sheep farmers, wool harvesters and processors. The skills of shearers, wool handlers and pressers maximise the value of the wool grown throughout the country and help maintain New Zealand's proud tradition as a producer of the world's finest wools.

Shearing Sports New Zealand - our role...

  • Manage the delivery of over 60 shearing, wool handling and pressing competitions throughout New Zealand annually

  • Establish, promote and measure national quality standards in all wool harvesting disciplines at all competitions

  • Profile and promote New Zealand wools and wool products at all national and international competitions

  • Promote professionalism among all people working in our industry by setting and maintaining standards at all events

  • Support professional development and training through partnerships with the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation and Tectra to ensure that people in the industry work to high and consistent standards

  • Work alongside New Zealand farmers and shearing contractors to ensure the quality of our wool is maintained and improved through the harvesting process

  • Showcase the opportunities our industry presents young people as a career, and provide them support and mentoring through training and competition

Shearing Sports New Zealand - Life Members...

  • Robin Kidd

  • Hugh McCarroll MNZM

  • John Fagan MBE

© Shearing Sports NZ 2013
Website by Dzina Ltd | Photos by Pete Nikolaison