February 2015

ANSW Permit Meet - Campbelltown

FEBRUARY 01, 2015

Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2015


Venue:Campbelltown Sports Centre, Corner of Rose Payten Drive and Pembroke Road, Leumeah



This meet has been awarded ANSW permit status. Athletes can qualify for National competitions at this meet.


Entry : $5 on the day entry.


All athletes are to be registered with Athletics NSW and wear their club uniform with the 2014/15 bib numbers attached front and back.



200m, 200/400H, 800m, 3000m, steeplechase, triple jump, high jump, discus



Field Timetable

7:00pm Men's Discus Throw

7:00pm Mixed High Jump (120cm start)

7:30pm Triple Jump 11m/13m boards

8:00pm Women's Discus Throw

8:00pm Mixed High Jump (150cm start)

8:15pm Triple Jump 5m/7m/9m boards


Track Timetable

7.00pm 800m

7:30pm 400H

7.45pm 200H

8:00pm 200m

8:30pm 3000m

8.50pm Steeplechase

Registration  for the 2014-15 Season

 FEBRUARY 01, 2015

Further information see:


How to Join

Fees information


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

UTS Norths Club Championship Report

FEBRUARY 01 2015


Date:Saturday 10th January - Sunday 11th 2015


Venue: SOPAC Warmup track



The Club’s overall placings in the three categories were as follows:


  • OPEN FEMALE: 3rd

  • JUNIOR MALE: 5th





Individual performances- there were several terrific performances by our athletes, those who won their events were as follows:

  • Abigail Stevanovic- U14 400m 62.02 and 80m Hurdles 12.92

  • Hope Rosenberg- U17 1500m 4-58.0

  • Oivia Cason- U20 400m 1.00.12

  • Melissa Fitzsimmons- U20 400m 1-03.50 (2nd)

  • Isabella Thornton-Bott- U20 800m 2-29.39

  • Maria Cimino- 30+ Hammer 16.88

  • Melissa Fitzsimmons- <4.5m Long Jump 5.28

  • Sam Richardson- U17 400m Hurdles 59.43

  • Tim Heyes- U20 Hammer 56.28 and Discus 43.68

  • Ellington Steanes U17 Hammer 41.18

  • Charles Seppelt U17 Javelin 41.40

  • James Gurr Open 400m 47.56

  • Will Austin-Cray Open 800m 1-51.54

  • Zachary Lanigan U20 800m 1-51.86 (2nd)

  • Matthew Cox Open 5000m 15-02.22

  • Ruairidh MacDonald Open 5000m 15-04.06 (2nd)

  • Trevor Young 50+ 400m 55.40 and 800m 2-17.16

  • Sean Barnes Open Triple Jump 14.21


Masters Outdoor Pentathlon medallists:

  • W40+ Maria Cimino 1527pts, 3rd         

  • W45+ Jackie Bezuidenhout 2873 pts, 2nd

  • M54- Tim McGrath 2498 pts, 1st

  • M54- Zoran Novicic 1316 pts, 3rd

  • M55+ Terrence Carter 1252 pts, 3rd


Mens Multi Events medallists:

  • Will North U20 Decathlon 5751 pts, 1st

  • Aaron Jeffery U18 Decathlon 5327 pts, 1st 

  • James McFadden U18 Decathlon 5114 pts, 3rd

  • Ben Carter U16 Heptathlon 3678 pts, 1st


Women Multi Events medallists:

  • Jacinta Fisher U20 Heptathlon: 4328 pts, 2nd

  • Karina Brown U18 Heptathlon 4179 pts, 1st



Vale James Slattery

FEBRUARY 02, 2015



We have received the sad news that former member James Slattery passed away on the 23rd December at the age of 76.


Longer term members will remember James who was a member of the club from during the 1990’s. He was a keen Masters athlete in the track events from 100 to 800 metres.


He was not on the committee but helped the club in many ways. Outside of athletics, James had his own advertising business and then moved into marketing. He displayed computer design artwork skills by designing advertising signs amongst other things. He was responsible for the club logo. In fact, when the club signed a sponsorship partnership agreement with UTS Union in 1994, we had to get a new logo for the club. James designed the logo by blending the traditional Norths lion logo with the green laurel wreath to represent the university and that is still the logo that we have today.


James had other roles with the club:

  • Club captain of Northern Zone;

  • Co-editor of the North Star (the monthly newsletter that the club had for many years);

  • Marketing for the club;

  • Assisted the club’s volunteer group at many City to Surfs;

  • Assisted at the Wattle Series – a Friday night competition at the SOPAC warm up track that the club ran during the 90’s. Apart from providing valuable competition for the private schools, it was also a good money spinner for the club which raised around $3,000 p.a.


He always had a warm personality, a happy disposition and a good sense of humour. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Thank you to David Archbold for his assistance in contributing information on James.

NSW Allcomers

FEBRUARY 08, 2015



Saturday 14th February 2015.



Competition Status

These events are permitted by Athletics Australia (AA). An AA permit allows athletes to qualify for international events and break state and/ or national records.




Athletes competing must be registered with Athletics NSW for the 2014-15 season and wear their 2014-15 registration numbers and club uniform. Temporary numbers, valid for one day, will be issued at check in to registered athletes upon payment of a $5 fee at the venue. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.





Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2014-15 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in pole vault and high jump events).





Click here to enter online.


Allcomers Athletes are to enter online at an entry cost of $7.50 for unlimited events. Pre entry allows Athletics NSW to provide athletes with a precise timetable and event entry list before arriving at the venue. Please note online entry requires credit card payment. Athletes without a credit card or internet access should contact the Athletics NSW office well in advance of the closing date to arrange an alternative entry.


On the day entry is available but not guaranteed and will only be offered if space exists in the event. On the day entry will incur a higher fee of $20 and entry must be completed one (1) hour prior to the athlete’s first event and it is requested that you have your bib numbers and events ready when entering on the day.



Entries close midnight Thursday12th February 2015.





60m, 200m, 800m, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw




Click here to view the DRAFT timetable.



On the Day Check-in

All athletes, or an athlete representative, must report to Athlete Check-in to advise of their intention to compete at least sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled starting time of the first event. Failure to check-in by this time may result in the athlete being scratched from the event. 



Age Groups

The Allcomers is not conducted in any specific age group, however athletes will be entered into races (track events) and pools (field events) based on the season best performance, which will be validated by Athletics NSW. 





Click here to view the Allcomers Rules

Click here to view the 2014/15 Summer Handbook.




Live results will be available throughout the competition. Click here to go to the live results site. Collated results will be published on the results page here.






Click here to view map.


FEBRUARY 08, 2015


2015 Bankstown Invitational will be held at SOPAC. This meet has been awarded Athletics NSW permit status. Athletes can qualify for National competitions at this meet.



$10 online entry. Click here to enter. Online entry closes 9am Monday 16th February 2015.

$20 on the day entry.


All athletes are to be registered with Athletics NSW and wear their club uniform with the 2014/15 bib numbers attached front and back.



110m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m (men's only), 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase (women's only), Long Jump, Shot Put, Hammer Throw.




Click here for the draft timetable



Youcef Abdi (m) 0403 553 519 (e) youcef.abdi@nswathletics.org.au



Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre

Plenty of red and black uniforms on the victory dais at the NSW Junior and Youth Championships last weekend

FEBRUARY 12, 2015


From field to track - Annabel McDermott

Rounding the bend – Louis Stenmark

There were plenty of red and black uniforms on the victory dais at the NSW Junior and Youth Championships last weekend. UTS Norths athletes won 15 gold, 21 silver and 18 bronze medals over the three days of the championships. A list of the medal winners is below.


Highlights in the track events were as follows:

  • Annabel McDermott won the under 17 1500 and 3000 metres double in 4m34.57 and 9m 45.38 respectively. Annabel has had a fantastic season having broken the NSW and Australian U16 record for the 3,000 metres with a time of 9m27.96 at the Zatopek in Melbourne in December. This time qualified her for the World Youth Championships in Columbia in July. Apart from the state and national record, her time also beat the club’s u16,u17, u18, u20 and Open records. The Open record has stood since 1976. For an interesting interview with Annabel, please see the recent article on Annabel on the ANSW website http://www.nswathletics.org.au/News/from-field-to-track-annabel-mcdermott;

  • Louis Stenmark won the u18 400 metres in a great time of 48.80 seconds;

  • Bryce Collins won the u20 400 metres hurdles in an excellent time of 52.12 with fellow UTS Norths member Matt Crowe finished second in 53.85. This was Matt’s first race over the .914cm hurdles;

  • Katrina Hunt easily won the 100 metres hurdles in a 14.29 seconds;

  • Abigail Stevanovic had a sensational weekend by winning gold in the under 14  80 metres hurdles (12.47), 200 metres hurdles (29.72) and 400 metres and a silver in the 200 metres;

  • Elliot Metcalf won gold in the under 16 1500 metres (4m15.01) and silver in the 800 metres;


Highlights in the field events were as follows:

  • Gold medals to Emma Davies and Annika Mountstephens in the under 20 and under 16 javelin respectively;

  • Gold to Sarah Healey in the Under 18 long jump with a jump of 5.36 metres;

  • Melissa Fitzsimmons showed her versatility in winning gold in the under 18 200 metres, silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 400 metres and long jump;

  • Alex Willett won a gold medal in the under 15 triple jump (11.94 metres) with very little training as he has been plagued by injuries for much of the season. He hurt his back in the triple jump so unfortunately was not able to compete in the long jump on the Sunday;

  • Tim Heyes, son of former national hammer throwing champion Andrew Heyes, showed his versatility in winning gold in the under 20 discus (42.58 metres) and silver in the hammer throw (56.76 metres);

  • James McFadden won gold in the under 18 javelin (49.71 metres);

  • Ben Carter showed his versatility with a silver in the under 16 100 metres hurdles (14.31), silver in the triple jump (12.25 metres) and bronze in the long jump (5.93 metres).

  • Club newcomer Annabelle Gillings threw 34.24m to win the silver in the under16 women's discus.

  •  Many of the club’s javelin performers are coached by Annie Davies who coaches medal winners Annika Mountstephens, Elise Brennan, James McFadden and Charles Seppelt. Another of her squad, Natasha Warrell came a creditable 4th with a throw of  36.48 metres in the u18 javelin. Annie’s best javelin thrower is Mackenzie Little who won the World Youth Championships in 2013. Mackenzie has had a break from athletics to concentrate on her HSC. She will be heading off to the USA later in the year to take up a scholarship with Stanford University.


Click Here for Medal Winners / Results from NSW Junior and Youth Championships