Registration for the 2016-17 Season
OCTOBER 01, 2016
Annual membership to UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club covers the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.
The 1 October to 30 September timeframe covers both the Summer and Winter season.
The 1 April to 30 September timeframe covers Winter season only (RunNSW category).
Further information see:
Members of Athletics New South Wales are entitled to a host of benefits depending on their level of membership.
Benefits include eligibility to compete in ANSW events, coverage for Personal Accident Insurance, Annual Calendar, Registration/Competition bib, eAthlete information service and access to the ANSW Athlete's Advantage Membership Program.
New members registration click here
Existing members registration click here
For athletes who want to transfer clubs: ANSW Club Transfer Form
The 2016/17 Summer Calendar has been released
OCTOBER 01, 2016
Click here to download your event Calendar SUMMER 2016/17 COMPETITION CALENDAR
OCTOBER 01 2016
The NSW Summer Series is an exciting new initiative to commence in late September 2016. The Series includes championships level track and field meets, grass roots track and field meets, and a number of out of stadia events. Many of the events are to be delivered by Athletics NSW member clubs and supported by Athletics NSW. The vision for the Summer Series is to:
Provide meaningful competition for athletes across all event groups;
Make access to ANSW Summer Series events easier for Little Athletics members as well as for people who might want to try athletics for the first time;
Ensure that there is a strong inter Club competition program;
Build capabilities within our Member Clubs; and
Provide alternative event opportunities with an increased emphasis on participant enjoyment.
Within the Summer Series there are a number of opportunities for athletes with a variety of motivations. Athletes searching for high quality track and field meets have the ability to compete at State Championships, Treloar Shield, All-comers and other meets with AA permit status (AA permit status enables athletes to qualify for national and International competitions). There are also a number of grass root level track and field competitions. These more relaxed/casual competitions may be more appealing to athletes in the area and first time participants. In addition there are a number of alternate competition offerings with more of an emphasis on fun which may hold more appeal to the general community. These alternative events include Beachletics, Bowral Mile, Grass Games and Hangover Handicap Cross Country.
To view and download the full Summer Series calendar click here (updated 15.08.16). Please note that this calendar is not a final document as additional competitions may be added.
Treloar Shield & All-comers
The Treloar Shield will be included in the Summer Series. The format and competition offering has however changed for 2016. Key changes include:
5 full rounds of Treloar Shield instead of 8
In addition to the 5 rounds of the Treloar Shield, Treloar Shield scoring events are included in some All-comer track and field meets
Each Treloar Shield scoring event will be offered 3 times in total throughout the Summer Series
All track events will be open seeded races
Athlete performances to be grouped in age categories for point scoring purposes
Competition Event Grid
The competition event grid outlines what events are to be offered in each of the competitions with AA permit status (excluding All Schools, State Relays & Club Champs). Click here to view. Please note that events highlighted yellow are Treloar Shield point scoring events.
Fur further information regarding the Summer Series please view the FAQs here.
If you or your club is interested in hosting an event as part of the Summer Series please contact the ANSW Competition Manager Brent Hayward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9746 1122.
To assist clubs, ANSW has created a guide on how to coordinate a successful track and field meet. The guide is intended as a reference with clubs retaining creative control of a process that best suits the organisers. Click here to view the Competition Guide.
Matt Cox tackling the Melbourne Marathon
OCTOBER 14 2016
Matt Cox will be competing in the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday morning. This is also the Australian Marathon Championships. Good luck Matt.
Matt is having a fantastic year including outstanding runs in the Novice Championships, Sydney 10, State Cross Country Relays, State Road Relays and the Half Marathon. This culminated in him winning the open points score and being named the NSW Male Distance Runner of the Year. Congratulations Matt.
Deadline for UTS Elite Athletes Special Admissions scheme, 5 Bonus ATAR Points closes Monday 31st October, 2016
OCTOBER 25 2016
This is a reminder that the deadline for the UTS Elite Athlete Special Admissions scheme closes Monday 31st October, 2016. For eligible students in Year 12 you must fill in this form NOW. Click here to go to the UTS Sports information website. Any high school student who has competed at Australian All Schools or Australian Club Nationals will get 5 bonus points on completion and submission of the application. Also students at State Juniors should also apply, as they may be considered, as UTS takes into consideration hours spent training during Year 11 and 12, as well as level of competition.
For further information please contact Rachael Simmons at Rachael.Simmons@uts.edu.au in the UTS Sports office. Rachael is the UTS Sports Scholarship Manager and has details on the course enrolments, alternative routes and sports scholarship requirements. ACT NOW
Matt Cox 3rd Place At Australian Marathon Championships
OCTOBER 25 2016
Matt Cox has capped off a fantastic season by finishing third in the Australian Marathon Championships, held in Melbourne. We caught up with Matt after the race to get a run down on how it panned out.
"My plan going into the Melbourne Marathon was to try and run sub 2:19 and hopefully pick up a place in the Australian Championships, which seemed quite achievable given my recent race performances. We went through half way in 1:09:35, right on pace. I was feeling quite comfortable, in contrast to last year when I was pretty well spent at half way. The wind at the time was a northerly, so as we rounded the turnaround point and head back towards the MCG we were running into a headwind, the pace slowed significantly. When a gust came through it felt like it'd be quicker to walk, like trying to run into a brick wall. The pack split up between 25 and 30kms, by which time there were just three of us in the lead group.
At about 30km the marathon joins up with the half. The other two guys jumped in behind one of the half marathoners and got towed along until the marathon and half courses split again. By this time I was starting to get a lot of pain through the inside of my quads and just didn't have the strength to match their pace, so I dropped back, holding third place. Over the last 5km of the race I caught back up to 2nd place, which I briefly held, before being overtaken by one of the other guys who had started more conservatively and was finishing strongly, catching up from the second pack. I managed to hold on to 3rd place, although the last few ks were not pretty.
Whilst I was pleased with how I placed, I was quite disappointed with the time. Unfortunately its takes a long time to recover from a marathon, it's not like I can have another crack at 2:19 next week. Over the next few weeks I'll be sitting down with my coach and working out some goals for the next season. This experience has made me more determined than ever to break 2:19."
Congratulations Matt, on a great season with UTS Norths and all the best to reaching your goals in 2017.