2021/22 Summer Track & Field will commence on Saturday 9th October 2021 and run through to the end of March 2022

Our Summer Track and Field children's athletics program runs from the 12th October 2019 through to the end of March 2020 inclusive.  Our club meets at 11.30 am on Saturdays, at the Newtown Park Track, where we aim to mix fun with competition and coaching.

Activities on club days will cover the range of traditional athletic activities such as sprints, hurdles, middle-distance running,  long jump, high jump, discus, and shot put, and where possible steeplechase, race walking, triple jump,  for the older teenage athletes when possible javelin will be included. 

Alongside the traditional athletics, we will also be operating a Run Jump Throw Program which teaches children athletic skills through fun running, relays, throwing, and jumping games.

For the younger athletes (4-6yr olds) we will be doing a Get Set go program which is teaching young children athletic skills through games with the focus on fun.  These will be under the supervision of our older experienced athletes and parents.

We ask that athletes wear either a club t-shirt or singlet on club days.  We also recommend children wear running shoes or (spikes for children competing in the grade 10 years and over only), sunhats and bring warm sweaters/track pants and sunscreen.

Please note that the club uniform (WHAC singlet) and age patch handed out at registration must be worn at all competitions.  (Please note spikes can only be worn by children competing in grade 10 and older).

In order that the club days run smoothly, parents are required to help out.  A detailed description of the club day tasks will be provided at registration time.  We also offer training for parents in coaching and the basics of recording/officiating of events.  The latter is required as our club will be responsible at Interclubs for an allocated event which will need to be staffed by parents of athletes on a rotational basis and supported by a trained official.

As your children remain your responsibility, parents or caregivers are expected to be present on the grounds during club day training sessions.

Cancellations
The Newtown Park track is an all-weather track, so we seldom cancel. However, if it is pouring with rain, we won’t run the club day program and if circumstances permit, we will endeavor to broadcast club day cancellations over Newstalk ZB prior to 9 am.