Registration for the 2016-17 Season
NOVEMBER 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
NOVEMBER 01, 2016
Click here to download your event Calendar SUMMER 2016/17 COMPETITION CALENDAR
NOVEMBER 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.
Rotary Athletic Field Will Be Closed Sunday 4 December until April 2017
NOVEMBER 14 2016
Rotary Athletic Field Will Be Closed from Sunday 4 December 2016 to April 2017
This is to:
install new irrigation
laser level the surface
lay new turf
replace synthetic run ups on long jump and javelin
UTS Norths has booked the use of OH Reid Memorial Park at end of Reid Road, Chatswood West during Rotary Field Closure.
Training times: Monday to Thursday 4:30pm to 7pm
Thank you to Willoughby City Council for supplying the funds, for organising and administering this valuable field upgrade.
Rotary Athletic Field Gym will be open for UTS Norths club members usual training times, Monday to Thursday 4:30pm to 7:00pm, Sunday 9am to 11am.
Medals in the State 3K
NOVEMBER 18 2016
Congratulations to 25 year old Adrian Plummer for his outstanding gold medal in the NSW 3,000 meters championships. Adrian won in the fast time and PB of 8:11.59 to narrowly ahead of club mate Ed Goddard. Ed, only 19, won bronze in the excellent time of 8:13.54. This was not only a PB but broke the club u20 record, it compares with 8:39 that he ran last year. Ed is having an excellent year having also broken the club u20 10,000 metres record in June.
Jack Stapleton also ran well for 13th place in 8:20.55. NSW Distance Runner of the Year Matt Cox won the B division in an extraordinary race. Matt lead the race several times and lead at the bell. However he seemed to be out of the race when passed by 3 other runners just after the bell. Matt’s marathon training stood him in good stead as he was able to raise another effort in the final 200 metres by winning the race in a very good time of 8:24.95 – not a bad time considering that he ran 3rd in the Melbourne Marathon on 4 weeks earlier.
Matt leads the B division of the State 3K
Adrian Plummer (centre) with the gold medal and Ed Goddard (right) with the bronze medal
Vale John Atterton
NOVEMBER 22 2016
It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that John Atterton has passed away over night. Over recent months John had been tackling Motor Neuron Disease.
John has made huge contributions to UTS Norths as a coach, administrator and mentor to many of us. He is a life member of UTS Norths and was a member of the UTS Norths committee at the time of his passing. He has coached many of the club's top athletes include ANSW Board Member Nick Bromley (2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne ), Anneliese Rubie (2016 Rio Olympics), Lucy Starratt (World University Cross Country, World Juniors), World Juniors reps Sianne Toemoe, Karli Morton, World Schools rep Tracey Morton, NSW open 800m champs Alicia Bromley, Mason Cohen and current junior star Carley Thomas. On one night at the NSW State Championships he coached three of the four 800m winners. Nick Bromley won the open men's championship, Alicia Bromley won the open women's championship and Jordan Smith won the junior men's (u/20) championship. He was named UTS Norths Coach of the Year in the 2006-07 season. Thank you to Ron Bendall for the club history.
John's contribution to our club and to the sport of athletics has been immense. He will be loved and sorely missed by all who knew him. As further details of how we may pay our final respects become available, the UTS Norths committee will pass this information on. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Stacey and the rest of the Atterton family.