RECENT NEWS

 
Registration  for the 2019-20 Season

JUNE 01, 2020

Annual membership to UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club covers the period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.

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

 

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

PLEASE NOTE: All New and Existing Athletes must use the REGISTER Button ONLY

 

For athletes who want to transfer clubs (only use once registered with a club)ANSW Club Transfer Form

 

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

  • CLUB MEMBER Eligible to compete at Club Competition and to compete at the following ANSW Events ONLY

  1. NSW Relay Championships 23 – 24 November, Campbelltown

  2. NSW Club Championships 14 December, SOPAC

  3. NSW Masters Championships 7 – 9 February, SOPAC

  4. NSW Street Relays

  5. NSW Cross Country Relays

ASADA CHANGING

JUNE 03, 2020

 

From 1 July 2020, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU) and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia will join forces to become one entity providing national co-ordination and streamlined support to sports: Sport Integrity Australia.

Sport Integrity Australia will continue to function as Australia's National Anti-Doping Organisation.

Sport Integrity Australia aims to counter:

  • use of prohibited substances and methods in sport

  • abuse of children and other persons in a sporting environment

  • manipulation of sporting competitions

  • failure to protect members of sporting organisations and other persons in a sporting environment from bullying, intimidation, discrimination or harassment.

 
STATEMENT ON ATHLETICS COACHING IN AUSTRALIA

MARCH 24, 2020

Following a number of enquiries from members the Board of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association (ATFCA) has set the following guidelines for coaches in relation to training squads and safe practice: 

It is the view of the board that the suspension of training activities should be discretionary, depending on the training activity and the number of athletes training within the group activities. Subsequently:

  1. Coaches may choose to suspend their coaching/training activities where they believe the circumstances expose either themselves or members of their training group to an unacceptable level of risk of infection with COVID-19, were they to continue with the coaching/training activities.

  2. Where coaches choose to continue with their coaching/training activities, they MUST adhere to the National and their State Government’s regulatory guidelines – .

 

Currently (as at the close of business Wednesday 18th March) the National and State Government guidelines include, but are not limited to (note some of these are enforceable by law and carry punitive penalties):

  1. Social distancing to a limit of at least ;

  2. Non-essential outdoor gatherings to be kept within 500 people;

  3. Non-essential indoor gatherings to be kept to within 100 people;

  4. Everyone who has with a person returning from overseas (i.e. has visited that person who is self-isolating), should also self-isolate and not come to training;

  5. If an athlete or coach is feeling ill, they should not come to training;

  6. If an athlete or coach comes to training and shortly thereafter becomes ill with symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, the coach training and the group as a whole should self-isolate until the test results are returned, and training should recommence if the tests .

  7. Coaches and athletes using public toilets need to practise good hygiene.  This means avoiding direct contact with toilet doors, toilet taps and toilet flushing buttons or levers. (This can be achieved by using a tissue or glove as a barrier between the hand and the object.) Comprehensively washing your hands with soap and water is also recommended.

  8. Coaches continuously monitor Government announcements in regard to COVID-19 to ensure they remain aware of any new or increased control measures being introduced, so that these can immediately be implemented.

  9. Athletes and their coaches should not attend and participate in Community Sport if they are at a high risk including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions. So for elderly coaches, it might be appropriate to wear a mask – while it will not negate all transmission of the virus, it may make it more difficult.

 

The community’s health and well-being should be of primary concern at all times and whilst we understand the importance of training and staying fit, the control measures being implemented by  the National and State Governments is intended to slow the radical increase of cases of COVID-19, and it our responsibility to adhere to these measures.

 

There is no doubt that most of us will be impacted by COVID-19 in some way.  Some of us have a full-time or part-time job that may or may not be under threat; For others - coaching provides a much needed supplementary source of income and for some of these, it is their only source of income.  

 

None of us know at this moment what the final outcome will be or how long this situation will last, but let us all do our best to make our everyday life as meaningful as possible and bring some positivity into our lives and others.  As long as we remain calm and demonstrate a great deal of fortitude and resilience, we will survive this dreadful pandemic and hopefully things will be back to normal in the not too distant future.  I hope that there will be no panic buying and that we will respect each other’s space and keep in touch with family and friends. 

 

It is great to be around our loved ones which matter more than ever – even though we all need to keep our distance from each other.  Keep safe and look out for each other in the coming weeks and months.

 

 

Dennis Goodwin                                                         Glynis Nunn

President                                                                     Executive Director

PO Box 516 Artarmon NSW 1570 E-mail: info@utsnorthsath.com.au

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