If you’re a member of an athletics club you get to compete at Newtown Park, and other venues around the Wellington region throughout the summer. If you’re aged 7 to 15 years of age you can compete in these events, primarily on Sunday mornings starting at 10am. Atene will again be running a fun athletics programme for Under 7s while the junior interclubs are taking place.
Interclubs are heaps of fun. You get to practice what you’ve learnt at club nights, meet new friends from other clubs and see yourself improving week after week and even year after year. For the junior interclubs there is no need to pre register for each of these events. If you’re a financial club member for the 2018/2019 season you can just turn up and compete for your club. Note: You will need your 5 digit registration number from your club to compete and you will collect this from your club representative at the first interclub (see details below):
Age Flash and 5-digit Number collection details
You will need to collect an age flash from your club representative at the first interclub on Sunday 4 November (or the one after that if you can’t make it to the first event). Your club representative will have your 5-digit number written on the age flash which you will collect from the function room at Newtown Park (the main building on your right before you get to the grandstand). If you are not financial with your club before the Thursday prior to the interclub you are attending then you won’t get results on the day.
The dates for the junior interclubs, Wellington Junior Champs and other events for 7 to 15 year olds this season 2018/2019 are:
Interclub 1: Sunday 4 November at Newtown Park – start time 10am
Interclub 2: Sunday 18 November at Masterton – start time 10am
Interclub 3: Sunday 9 December at Newtown Park – start time 10am
Interclub 4: Sunday 16 December at Newtown Park – start time 10am
North Island Colgate Games: Friday4 to Sunday 6 January at Hamilton
South Island Colgate Games: Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January at Dunedin
Lower Hutt Medal Day: Sunday 27 January at Hutt Recreation Ground (events also for Under 7s as well) – start time 10am with registrations from 9am
Ribbon Day: Sunday 3 February at Aorangi Domain, Paraparaumu – time to be confirmed – Events for 5 to 13 year olds.
Interclub 5: Sunday 10 February at Newtown Park – start time 10am
Interclub 6: Sunday 24 February at Newtown Park – start time 10am
Athletics Wellington Junior Champs
Day 1: Sunday 17 March 2019
Day 2: Sunday 24 March 2019
Reserve Day: Sunday 24 March 2019
Note: For athletes who compete in the 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old grades at junior interclubs, this season we are encouraging them to enter events at the Wellington Centre Champs in February (for college age and older).
Note: for college age athletes and older there is also the option of the Saturday afternoon interclubs and regional meets that are listed on the Athletics Wellington calendar at this link www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/Calendar
A number of our clubs also have programmes for Under 7s including the popular Get Set Go programme.
If you’d like to find out where the closest athletics or cross country club is to you in the Wellington region go to our Club Finder link: