WAIKATO-BAY OF PLENTY RIBBON DAYS

Ribbon Days for 2021/22 - ARE ALL NOW CANCELLED, SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Ribbon Days are a family event where athletes compete against other clubs in the Waikato region.  Athletes are awarded a ribbon for finishing in the top 3 of their event, with each child attending being given the opportunity to win at least one ribbon.

Ribbon Days commence on Saturday 6th November, providing open competition to all athletes in grades up to and including Grade 14. No entry fee is required. All events are run in divisions, with no finals.

Please note that if a Ribbon Day is washed out on the Saturday, it may be run on the Sunday.  We encourage our children to participate in ribbon days held throughout the season. 

These give children the opportunity to compete against and get to know children from other clubs. All children win at least one ribbon during the day. To be eligible to participate in these, your child has to be registered. 

2021 Ribbon days​​​​​​​

 - Fairfield  

 - Te Awamutu 

2022 Ribbon days

 - North Island Colgate Games Wellington Jan 7th-9th - 

 - Te Aroha  Feb 20th 10am - CANCELLED

 - Cambridge Pentathlon Feb 26th 9am - CANCELLED

 - Paeroa  March 12th 10am- CANCELLED


Ribbon days program

Hurdles and walks will be optional events; host Clubs may offer some, but not necessarily all, of the events for each age group in their Ribbon Day programme. All events are subject to the availability of officials and helpers.

Tiny Tots (Gr 3&4): 2 races, any distance

Grades 5 & 6: 40m, 60m, Shuttle Relay

Grade 7 & 8: 60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Shot, Discus 4x100m Relay

Grade 9: 60m, 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay

Grades 10 & 11: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1200m Race Walk, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay; 70m Hurdles ~ Grade 11 girls and boys only

Grade 12 G & B: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 80m Hurdles, 1200m Walk, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay

Grade 13 G & B: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 80m Hurdles, 1600m Walk, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay

Grade 14 Girls: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 80m Hurdles, 2000m Walk, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay

Grade 14 Boys: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m Hurdles, 2000m Walk, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus, 4x100m Relay

Grade U16: Same as Grade 14’s

An athlete cannot compete in more than 2 longer events (i.e. 400m, 800m 1500m, Walk) on any 1 day

PENTATHLON

A variation to the Ribbon Day programme, where children aged 7, 8 and 9 will compete in the following four events in the morning: 100m, 200m, long jump and discus. Grade 7 - 9 commence at 10am - 12:30pm. Grades 10 to 14 commence at 1pm - 4pm and will compete in the following five events (pentathlon) in the afternoon: 200m, 800m, long jump, shotput and discus.

Entry is by pre-registration only for athletes Grades 7-14.

At 10:30am a small programme of events for athletes under 7  (Mini Club 3 - 6 years) will be offered, this does not require pre-registration.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

All children competing must wear the full approved club uniform, which includes a current Colgate Grade/Age Flash. The Colgate Grade flash is to have the athlete's name clearly marked on it and be sewn (not pinned) onto the front top left side of the singlet. The uniform will consist of the Ngatea Athletics Club singlet, and plain black shorts or bike shorts (NO stripes etc are allowed, the officials are very strict about this). No footwear is required. See the fees page for singlet prices. Please the Ngatea Athletics Club Committee if you require a club singlet and/or an age flash.