Our People

President
Bernice Dickie

Board Members
Jake Inwood – Chairman
Jake has bene the Board Chairman since 2019. He as a strong background in Non-for-profit sports organisations having been employed previously at Wellington Hockey and his current role since 2017 is Chief Executive of Croquet NZ
Josh Ledger  Julia Ratcliffe
Josh joined the board in May 2020 at age 23. Josh has a strong background in athletics growing up winning a national Under 18 400 metre title in 2014 and a NZ representative at Youth level. 

 

 

Julia Ratcliffe may be well known as the best ever female hammer thrower in the Oceania region, but, at 26, in 2019 she became member on the board of Athletics Wellington. Julia is 5 time NZ Senior women’s hammer champion with 6 age grade titles.
The 2018 Commonwealth Champion continued here excellent international performances placing 9th in the Tokyo Olympics 
Andrew Wharton Eric Speakman
Andrew is a member of the Wellington Scottish Athletics club and has the Board portfolio of Health & Safety.

 

 Originally from the Hawkes Bay, Eric joined the board in 2019, after spending some time in Wellington. The 2017 National 1500m titleholder has developed a strong range of performances across all middle distance disciplines after attending Stonybrook University in USA. 
Michael Wray  
Michael is member of Wellington Scottish Athletics club and is Chairman of Wellington Masters Athletics. He also acts has the Centre registrar   
General Manager – Tony Rogers  

Tony is NZL Olympian #496. He represented New Zealand at the Los Angeles Olympics [1984] and Brisbane Commonwealth Games [1982]. He has vast experience in wide-ranging facets of Athletics. His previous roles both professionally and voluntary include serving on the World Athletics Athletes Commission, as Competition and Performance Manager for Athletics New Zealand, an elite athlete, coach and team manager. Tony has extensive experience, credibility, knowledge, and an understanding of athletics from regional, national, and international settings.

Tony worked and coached extensively in Wellington for 10 years from 2002 and returns to Wellington with a wealth of knowledge and empathy in the youth sector across a variety of sports. He is current NZ Secondary Schools Athletics Association President, former Director of Sport at Rangitoto College and more recently the Executive Director of Waikato Secondary Schools Sports.
Tony is well-known in the Wellington track & field community as Director of the annual Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic. Tony’s an experienced coach, guiding many New Zealand representatives for track and cross-country to the World Championship level.

OUR LEADERS  
Coaching Lead – Andrew Matsuoka-Webber Officials Lead – Vaughan Oates
 
Equipment Lead – Mike Ritchie Chairperson of Special Project – 2022 Colgate Games – Stacey Wilson 
 

 

 

 
Chairman Senior Track & Field – Yarride Rosario Chairman Junior Track & Field – Willy Szeto
Yarride moved to Wellington in 2008 from Gisborne hoping to progress in Athletics and under the guidance of Mike Beable, managed to win a few national titles and compete internationally with the highlight being representing NZ at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in the 100m. After hanging up the spikes he took up coaching and worked with some wonderful sprint and hurdle athletes who were successful on the national stage. Now working for DSport in Wellington, he’s keen to give back to the sport in a different capacity and aiming to help revitalise and grow Track and Field in Wellington.  
Chairman Cross Country and Road – Todd Stevens  
 

Leaders Contacts

ATHLETICS WELLINGTON KEY CONTACTSNameContact
Athletics Wellington General Manager Tony Rogersgm@athleticswellington.org.nz
Athletics Wellington Board ChairJake Inwoodboard@athleticswellington.org.nz
Senior Technical Official and Education LeadVaughan Oatesv.oates@GNS.CRI.NZ
Cross Country & Road ChairTodd Stevenstodd.stevens@pwc.com
Junior Committee ChairWilly Szetoawjcinfo@gmail.com
Senior Track & Field Committee ChairYarride Rosarioyarride.rosario@gmail.com
Athletics Wellington Coaching LeadAndrew Matsuoka-Webbercoaching@athleticswellington.org.nz
For all inquiries or to get in touch please email info@athleticswellington.org.nz
PO Box 1734