Track & Field

The Track & Field section of the club operates from September through to March each year. We cater for all ages and offer specific training for the junior section of the club (ages 18 and under). If you’re older than 18, please get in touch via the Contact page and we can discuss what options are available for training for you depending on what discipline you’re interested in.

Track & Field 2020 & 2021

Online registrations are now OPEN for summer athletics! The initial number of under 15’s we will be taking is 120. Athletics aged 15 and older, there are no restrictions on numbers. We also ask that new families for under 15’s talk to Amanda Landers (club captain) or Niki McAven before registering to ensure they understand the expectations of being a summer track and field member (there are commitments required for families to assist at inter club on Saturday mornings). NOTE: If you select to join, you will not be automatically registered as we need to authorise each member joining, this may take up to 48 hours.

We will be having an information evening on the 15th of October (details coming soon) and would like new families to attend.

Have a Go Night

Have a Go nights (previously called club night) cater for ages 11 and under and involve the children experiencing and competing at a club only level allowing them a safe and fun environment to experience track and field. Club night operates on a Monday night from October through to March each year. See the Club Week below for more details on time and location.

Season Calendar

The Club Week

The club week shows the regular training & events that are on during the year along with the day, time and location where appropriate. To confirm if the training or event is actually on for a specific week, refer to the season calendar.

Have a Go Night, 5:00PM to 6:30PM, Hansen Park
Have a Go nights cater for ages 11 and under and involve the children experiencing and competing at a club only level allowing them a safe and fun environment to experience track and field.

5:00PM to 6:00PM, Hansen Park
Sprints and Middle Distance. This night caters for athletes aged 12 and older. The session includes:

  • Group warm up
  • Dynamic flexibility stretching
  • Core strength
  • Running form drills

Once the group has completed the above session, they are split out into separate groups for the Sprints and Middle Distance training.

6:00PM to 7:00PM, Hansen Park
High Jump Training. This caters for athletes aged 12 and older.

4:00PM to 5:00PM, Hansen Park
Long Jump Training.

5:00PM to 6:00PM, Hansen Park
Middle Distance Training. Middle distance training caters for athletes aged 12+

5:30PM to 7:00PM, Hansen Park
Squad and Technical Training. Squad training is for athletes aged 5 to 14 with technical rotations for run, jump or throw.

Athletes attending middle distance training are not to attend technical training immediately after. Please choose either session for training on Thursdays.

Junior Interclub, Morning, See A/C Website
For athletes aged 14 and under who register with Canterbury Children’s Athletics, there is a Saturday morning competition.

Senior Interclub, Afternoon, See A/C Website
For athletes aged 14 and older who are registered with Athletics Canterbury, there is a Saturday afternoon competition.

NOTE: There will be other events available for registered athletes provided by Athletics Canterbury. To keep informed, go to the Athletics Canterbury website and check the season calendar.

Competition Age

The age of junior athlete (Under 18) is his or her age as at 31st December for the season start year. If the season starts in the year 2020, the age of the athlete is taken as their age at 31st December 2020.

E.g. If an athlete is aged 9 on 31st December 2020 and turns 10 in 2021, their age for the entire season is 9.

Club Best Performances

Our Track & Field Team

Amanda LandersJunior Club Captain Track & Field
To contact by phone, call 02041377822
Frouke GeertsmaSenior Club Captain Track & Field
To contact by phone, call 0211568760
The Track & Field Committee
Don Chittock
Nikki McAven
Doug Bull
Sonya Hazlett