Athletics Wellington Selected to host 2022 Colgate Games

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Athletics Wellington is happy to announce the 2022 North Island Colgate Games will be hosted by Wellington.

The Colgate Games are an important part of the sport of athletics and have been running for over 50 years. The Colgate Games are held in January every year and are made up of two events, one in the North Island and one in the South Island. It’s the biggest athletics event for children, with the games attended by hundreds of athletes aged 7-14 years old. Entry is open to any child aged 7-14 years who is a member of an athletics club that is affiliated with Athletics New Zealand, and both events present an opportunity for children to compete in a fun and encouraging environment. You don’t need to be selected or be a top athlete, though medals are awarded for 10-14-year-olds in each event.  For 7-9-year-olds, the focus is on participation. In previous years we have also offered overseas entries which has seen children from all over the world compete at the Colgate Games while enjoying their time in New Zealand.


The Games are set to be run from the 7th-9th of January at Newtown Stadium. 


The LOC and Athletics Wellington will be reaching out to volunteers over the coming month to help make the event as successful as possible. Alternatively, if you would like to help feel free to get in touch with your clubs or directly with Athletics Wellington via email or one of our social platforms.