Mark Tinkle (Convener)
(04) 802 7691
[email protected]

Heath Abbot Silver - Australian Champs U 17 Hammer

Athletics ​​​​​​​

Welcome to Wellington College Athletics - the past years have been great for the WC Athletics squad despite some difficulties due to COVID.

Athletics is one of the major summer sports at Wellington College. Many of our athletes compete regularly on a Saturday afternoon at Newtown Park. Athletes can compete either by joining a club or competing in their school singlet under the Wellington College banner. We offer coaching in all disciplines; Sprinting, Throwing, Jumping, Hurdles and Middle Distance. We also welcome athletes of all abilities and experience.

In addition to the NZSS Championships at the end of the year, there are also the North Island Championships and the Wellington Regionals. Many athletes also compete in the National Club Championships.

The major local focus is the McEvedy Shield Meet, where the College competes against St Pats Town, St Pats Silverstream, and Rongotai Colleges. 2023 saw McEvedy take place for the 100th time and Wellington College won for an unprecedented 8th year in a row.

See below for McEvedy 2023


  • Sprints, Middle Distance and jumping: Three days after school at Newtown Park (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.45pm – 5pm).
  • Throwing - Lunchtimes No. 3 Field, offered on selected lunchtimes.

NOTE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 6th February 2023


We will train Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30am – 11:00ish beginning on Monday 18th December, through until Thursday 22nd December.We will then re-start training on Thursday 11th January and continue until school starts. At that stage, training will be same days but after school. Training takes place at Newtown Park

Training will begin with either speed work for sprinters and jumpers or middle distance work for 800, 1500, 3000m runners. Throwers will work on technique and actual throws, or speed drills as there may not be a throws coach available all of the time.

Contact Mr Tinkle for further details about trainings.

  • TRIALS: School sports and time trials where necessary to select the McEvedy Team
  • UNIFORM: School singlet and plain black shorts (some available on loan on competition days)
  • EQUIPMENT: Spikes (some available on loan)
  • COMPETITION: School Competitions, McEvedy Shield Tuesday 2 March, Regional Champs and National Championships (see calendar below).
  • SEASON: Terms 1 & 4 (some athletes will choose to train through winter)
  • COST: $20 per student 

Secondary School Athletics Calendar 2023

  • 5 March:  McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park
  • 26 March: CSW Championships - Newtown Park
  • 6 - 7 April: NI Secondary Schools Athletic Champs, Palmerston North
  • 6 - 8 December:  NZ Secondary Schools Athletic Champs, Timaru

2024 Athletics Uniform

This can be p​​​​urchased from the Wellington College Uniform Shop

  • Athletics singlet, $55