Colgate Games 

The Colgate Games are held over three days in the North Island and the South Island in January each year.  Each event attracts anywhere from 1000 to 1500 young athletes aged from 7 to 14 years of age.  It is a great opportunity for our young athletes to compete against others from all around the country.  There is a wonderful, positive atmosphere and fantastic team support.  Our club is a strong supporter of the games and encourages our young members to attend and be part of the team.

The Games are held in different locations each year, one North Island venue and one South Island venue. You need to pre-register to take part in either of these events.

For the 7-9 year olds, the focus is on participation and having fun, with the first three place-getters in each heat (track) or division (field) receiving a pennant. For the 10-14 year olds, participation and collegiality are still at the forefront,  but competition increases with medals up for grabs. In the track events, there are heats, semis and finals run and in the field events distances/heights are recorded to find the top three finalists in each age graded event. 

More information about the Colgates Games can be found here. 

The 2024 Colgate Games are scheduled as follows: 

North Island - Mt Smart Stadium Auckland January 5-7

South Island - Caledonian Grounds Dunedin January 12-14

Check here for the 2024 Colgate Game Host announcements.