Registration for the 2016-17 Season
DECEMBER 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
DECEMBER 01, 2016
Click here to download your event Calendar SUMMER 2016/17 COMPETITION CALENDAR
DECEMBER 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
DECEMBER 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.
ALEX JUMPS INTO THE RECORD BOOKS AND CARLEY WINS THE 800 METRES
DECEMBER 07 2016
15 year old Alex Willett continues his amazing form in the long jump event by winning the National All Schools U16 long jump title. Alex jumped a superb 7.11 metres which is not only a club record but a NSW U16 record as well. He must now be regarded as the best young long jumping prospect in NSW since John Thornell. Alex broke Thornell’s U16 record which was set back in December 2000. Thornell went on to jump 7.80 during his career.
He had 4 jumps and his father Lang said that he only hit the board once during the competition, which was his first jump of 7.05. Alex was delighted to break Thornell’s record of 7.06 on his 3rd jump with the 7.11 but amazingly, he was behind the board with that jump. Nationally, we now have 3 exciting prospects in the long jump with and Zachary Nunis 7.28 and Zane Branco 7.26 starring in the u18 competition.
One wonders what Alex can jump once he gets down to some serious training. He played AFL during the winter and only started doing athletics training after the All Schools in October. He is getting sprint coaching with Melinda Gainsford and jump coaching from his father Lang. Alex has just completed year 10 at Killarney Heights High School. His goal in 2017 it to qualify for the Commonwealth Youth Championships in the Bahamas in July where his next goal is to achieve the qualifying standard of 7.28m.
Carley Thomas was another outstanding performer in winning the U18 800 metres National title. As mentioned by David Tarbotton on the ANSW website, Carley had a very emotional week as her coach John Atterton passed away only 2 weeks earlier. Carley did not let that affect her performance as she won comfortably in a 3 second PB of 2:05.40, smashing the Meet record. It was easily a club U18 record and only 2 seconds outside the State U18 record. It was also a qualifier for the 2017 World Youth Games.
Other outstanding performances included Abi Stevanovic who won gold in the U16 200 metres hurdles (27.15) and Alice Dixon who won gold in the u14 200 metres in 24.95.
Other excellent performances by UTS Norths members were:
Kristie Edwards 3rd u18 200 metres in 23.94 and 3rd u18 100 metres in 11.59;
Sophie McGovern 4th u18 200 metres in 24.63;
Sarah McDermott 2nd u18 1500 metres in 4:28.86;
Brooke East 6th u18 Javelin in 39.6 metres;
Will Lloyd 4th u18 200 metres 21.58 and 1st in u18 110 metres hurdles in 14.02; and
Charlie Doherty 6th u18 3km in 8:41.73;
Apologies if we have missed anyone
Allex Willett centre
Image: Abi Stevanovic in the 200m hurdles (image courtesy of David Tarbotton)
ADRIAN PLUMMER 2nd in the ALBIE THOMAS MILE
DECEMBER 11 2016
Congratulations to Adrian Plummer continuing his excellent early season form with 2nd in the Albie Thomas Mile in 4:02.61. Well done to the other UTS Norths competitors Mason Cohen 4th in 4:05.43 and Fraser Garland-Barnes 13th in 4:23.84.
image courtesy of David Tarbotton Athletics NSW