Titahi Bay Amateur Athletics Club (TBAAC) is a sports club based at Kura St Park in Titahi Bay that provides athletics, sports and recreational activities for children in age group between 3 and 6 (Nursery) and 7 and 15 (Junior).  We have recently extended our age range to cater for senior athletes 16 years and above (Senior), although our primary focus is still our nursery grade and 7 to 15 years old.

TBAAC has been actively involved in developing and running children’s athletics in Porirua since 1957 and has established excellent links with the local communities. We allow our club facilities to be used by the local schools and colleges for their sports days and when practical, volunteering our expertise to assist and support their activities. 

TBAAC run training sessions for club athletes on week nights for all grades and hold club nights on Friday's from mid October through to the end of March.  Athletes from the club also compete in regional inter-club competitions regularly during the summer season, the National Colgate Games in early January of each year and the Junior Champs at the end of the season in March. 

In recent years TBAAC has enjoyed considerable success at the Wellington inter-club competitions, the Junior Championships and the National Colgate Games.  Many children from TBAAC have gone on to represent New Zealand and Wellington in both juniors and seniors, either in athletics or other sporting codes.

Titahi Bay is located in western Porirua and the club draw athletes from across the city boundaries.  The activities offered by TBAAC to young members of the local community are particularity beneficial as the Porirua City profile shows the city to be very culturally diverse with large pockets of socially and economically disadvantaged youth. 

The benefits of participation in athletics are far more than competing on the track and winning medals.  Early experiences in sport have significant effect on life long participation, and can provide the countermeasure to the “nothing to do” excuse which can often lead to anti social behaviour and physical ill health.  Participation in sport also promotes social integration, increasing self esteem and significantly contributes to the well rounded development of our children and young people.  This has been well demonstrated in Porirua, with many promising young athletes from modest backgrounds, going on to achieve national and international success.

The high achievement of our club can be attributed to the hard work of parents and local community members dedicated to providing maximum opportunities for our athletes.  Emphasis in the club is on participation and good sportsmanship and strong encouragement is given to our athletes to achieve to their maximum potential.