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.
For a calendar for the 2017/2018 season and for a link to the Junior Interclub Programmes go to this link www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/Calendar
For a programme of events for each junior interclub CLICK HERE
Details are also on our Athletics Wellington Sports App under EVENTS
(download the Athletics Wellington app for free from your app store - just search 'Athletics Wellington')
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 2017/18 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 5 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 are:
Interclub 1: Sunday 5 November at Newtown Park - start time 10am
Interclub 2: Sunday 19 November at Newtown Park - start time 10am
Interclub 3: Sunday 26 November at Newtown Park - start time 10am
Interclub 4: Sunday 10 December at Masterton - start time 10am
Scottish Night of Miles: Saturday 16 December at The Basin Reserve - start time 4pm (twilight meet)
North Island Colgate Games: Friday 5 to Sunday 7 January at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
South Island Colgate Games: Friday 12 to Sunday 14 January at Timaru
Grade 14-17 Interprovincials: Saturday 27 January (a team of 14-17 year olds selected to represent Wellington at this event at Papakura, Auckland)
Lower Hut Medal Day: Sunday 28 January at Hutt Recreation Ground (events also for Under 7s as well) - start time 10am with registrations from 9am
Ribbon Day: Sunday 4 February at Aorangi Domain, Paraparaumu - time to be confirmed - Events for 5 to 13 year olds.
Interclub 5: Sunday 11 February at Newtown Park - start time 10am
Interclub 6: Sunday 25 February at Newtown Park - start time 10am
The full programme of events for these junior interclubs is posted above
Athletics Wellington Junior Champs
Day 1: Sunday 11 March
Day 2: Sunday 18 March
Reserve Day: Sunday 25 March
Details on the Wellington Junior Champs can be found here: www.athleticswellington.org.nz/Events/Wellington-Junior-Champs
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). The Wellington Centre Champs are taking place from the early evening of Friday 2 February through to Sunday 4 February.
Note re Grade 12/13 Interprovincials and the naming of the Wellington team for this competition:
At Wellington Junior Champs a rep team is named for the Grade 12/13 Interprovincials that is being held in Inglewood over the Easter weekend of 31 March to 1 April (travelling on Good Friday and Easter Monday). 11 x Grade 12 Boys, 11 x Grade 12 Girls, 11 x Grade 13 Boys and 11 x Grade 13 Girls will be named to compete in four events each for the Wellington Interprovincial team in this national competition. Details on how to register your interest to be considered for selection for this team will be posted here in early November.
Note re Grade 14/15 Interprovincials and the naming of the Wellington team for this competition:
A Wellington team is named in December to compete at the Grade 14/15 North Island Interprovincials. It is being held in Papakura, Auckland on Saturday 27 January (travel to Auckland Friday and return Sunday). We plan to select 10 x Grade 14/15 Boys and 10 x Grade 14/15 Girls who will then compete in three events (one being a field or track event) at this North Island competition. Details on how to register your interest to be considered for selection for this team will be posted here in early November.
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: