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Registration  for the 2021-22 Season - Info to come

JULY 01, 2021

Annual membership to UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club covers the period 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

The 1 October to 30 September time frame covers both the Summer and Winter season.

The 1 April to 30 September time frame covers Winter season only (RunNSW category).

Further information see:

Fees information  Current Year 2020/21 Fees  2021/22 Fees to come

 

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 and Existing members registration LINK TO COME

Please Note:

Existing members - anyone registered with any ANSW club in the season of 2019/2020 MUST use RENEW button

New members - anyone joining our club for 1st time or have been previously registered with ANSW before the 2019 season MUST use REGISTER button

Active Kids Vouchers can be used for registrations with UTS, but MUST be obtained before commencing the registration process so that the number is entered at the start of the process. Active Kids Vouchers CANNOT be applied retrospectively, so if the registration is completed without the number, it cannot be claimed at a later date.

3 Major Registration CATEGORIES:

  • OPENS Athlete Eligible to compete in ALL ANSW and AA Sanctioned Events

  • CONCESSION/JUNIORS athlete Eligible to compete in ALL ANSW and AA Sanctioned Events. Juniors Minimum Age 12 years

  • COMMUNITY MEMBER Eligible to compete at Club Competition

 
UTS Norths and Tokyo 2021

JULY 23, 2021

UTS Norths’ latest Olympians are Bendere Oboya (picture right) and Georgia Winkcup (picture bottom). They are the 10th and 11th members of the Club to set foot on the Olympic stage.

Bendere is a brilliant 20-year-old 400m runner who holds the open women’s club record over that distance. Coached by John Quinn, she set the record of 51.21 seconds at the 2019 World Championship in Doha. Born in Ethiopia, Bendere and her family migrated to Australia when she was a three-year-old. She grew up in Pendle Hill and began showing her athletics promise in the final years of high school. She joined UTS Norths in 2019 and after a successful summer season winning the 2021 state and national 400m championships, Bendere confirmed her qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. The 400m heats are on 3 August.

Georgia won selection for Tokyo in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. For much of her young career, Georgia was coached by John Atterton prior to his death and is now coached by Ben Liddy.

Her breakthrough came at the Oceania Championships in Townsville in 2019 when she slashed an incredible 29 seconds off her best time to qualify for the World Championships in Doha where she finished 13th. Injury hampered her preparations for Tokyo and her last minute efforts to reach the qualifying time were testament to her determination. The steeplechase heats are on 1 August.

Dual Olympian and now coach, Penny Gillies said of her appointment to look after the 400m and 4x400m athletes, “This will be the first time I have been a team coach at the Olympic Games. And now I’ll have coached every team - World Youth, World Juniors, World Championships, World University, Olympic Youth, Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth. I’m excited to add this Games and it will be extra special since I will be looking after Steven Solomon, my personal athlete as well.”

Further, Janet Nixon, who has a long association with UTS Norths via her family, has been appointed as an international photo finish judge. Janet has already officiated at three Olympic Games and numerous other international appointments in the photo finish area since 1996.

UTS Norths has also played a part in the athletics career of four other Australian team members headed to Tokyo.

As a Loreto Normanhurst schoolgirl, Liz Clay spent most of her junior years at UTS Norths, representing the club at the 2009 National Club Championships in Adelaide. In 2013 she switched to Sydney University and the following year, coached by Ron Bendall, she finished second in the under 20 years 100m hurdles at the National Championships and won selection in the Australian team for the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, but was forced to withdraw because of injury. Two years later she moved to Queensland to work with Sharon Hannan and in 2021 became the second fastest Australian woman hurdler of all time, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

Ed Trippas also began at UTS Norths where he competed successfully in middle distance and cross country events. When he decided to concentrate on the steeplechase, Ed transferred to the Bankstown Club. In 2016 he represented Australia in the World Schools Cross Country Championship in Budapest and the following year at the World Cross Country Championships in Uganda. He later won a scholarship to Princeton University in America. Ed qualified for the Olympics with an outstanding performance in the 3000m steeplechase at a meet in Spain just two-and-a-half hours before the qualifying deadline.

In 2013 Mackenzie Little won the women’s javelin at the World Youth Championships with a championship record throw of 61.47m and she only became a javelin star because it was raining. At Pymble Ladies College, Mackenzie was an accomplished hurdler however one day when hurdles training was called off because of rain, javelin was still on and she immediately impressed the coach, former UTS Norths member Annie Davies.

After Mackenzie won the World Youth Championship, she was recruited to Stanford commencing in 2016. She just missed out on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games despite having a B qualifier as she was fourth in the national rankings for the season. In 2018 Mackenzie went onto to be invincible in the American College Championships winning with a first round throw of 60.36m which stands as a UTS Norths open record. Returning to Australia, Mackenzie joined Sydney University and placed third at the national championships. She later was selected in the Australian Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying via her world ranking.

Dual Olympian Anneliese Rubie began her career at UTS Norths. Anneliese was a semi-finalist in the 400m at the 2016 Rio Olympics and ran the second leg in the women's 4×400m final. She had previously made the semi-finals at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In her last year with UTS Norths, she was selected in the Australian team to contest the World Junior Championships in Canada, once again making the semi-finals of the 400m. Anneliese has also represented her country in the World Relays Championships, the World University Games and the Continental Cup. She married World University Games 800m champion and Beijing Olympian Lachlan Renshaw and now competes as Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw.

Away from track and field are another two former members:

  • Henry Hutchison will compete in the Rugby Sevens

  • Tara Rigney will compete in the Rowing Double Sculls

By Ron Bendall and Janet Naylon

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