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Saturday, 25 November 2023
ANSW Country Regional Championship – NSW North

2023 NSW Regional Championships – NSW North, Newcastle, 16 – 17 December 2023

  • ANSW Regional Championship for NSW North will be held at Fernley Dawes Athletic Track, Newcastle on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December 2023.
  • Athletes do not have to be a member with ANSW to compete in the Regional Championship.
  • All entries must be submitted online.
    • For more details and entry click HERE
    • For more information on Regional Championships and progression click HERE
  • The cost for athletes registered with ANSW through Armidale Athletics Club as an Open, Junior, Youth, Kids or Concession member is $20 for up to four (4) events, the cost of entry for athletes not registered with ANSW (or Community Members) is $32.50 for up to four (4) events.
  • Events will be provided in the following age groups: U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 & U14, U18, Open and Masters (35+ and 50+).
  • All competing athletes must wear the Armidale uniform with black shorts.
  • Relay entries can be submitted on the day of competition no later than 30 minutes to the relay start time.
    • Relays will be offered for the following age groups: U9, U12 & Open.
Friday, 20 October 2023
LA Zone Athletics Competition – Tamworth

LA Zone Athletics Competition – Now at Tamworth, 25th November 2023

  • The Zone Little Athletics competition is coming up in Tamworth on Saturday 25 November. The entry fee is $10 per athlete.
  • Nomination forms are available on our website and we will have some available at the canteen counter for the next 3 weeks. Nomination forms and the $10 entry fee need to be submitted by Wednesday 8 November.
    • Nomination forms can be downloaded HERE.
    • Draft Event Program can be seen HERE.
  • U7-U11 can nominate for up to 4 events. U12-U17 can nominate for up to 6 events. Attending athletes may also be chosen to represent the Club in the junior/senior relays.
  • All competing athletes must wear the Armidale uniform with black shorts. Age number and bib must be affixed to the uniform in the correct position. Uniforms are available to purchase at the canteen and a new order of sizes will be arriving soon.
  • Progression
    • U7 can compete at Zone only.
    • U8 can complete at Zone with the top 4 places progressing to Region.
    • U9-U17 can compete at Zone with the top 4 places progressing to Region. The top 2 places at Region will progress to State.
    • For relays, the top 2 places at Zone will progress to Region. First place at Region will progress to State.
Wednesday, 4 October 2023
Summer Season 2023-24

Membership Now Open

  • Membership is now open for all athletes (LANSW & ANSW) for the 2023-24 Season.
  • U6 – U17 athletes, use the LANSW (U6-U17) Registration link to register with LANSW.
  • Ages 3 & 4 (Preschoolers), use the ANSW (Ages 3+) Registration link and register as a Community Member.
  • Senior (18+) and Dual (LANSW & ANSW membership), use the ANSW (Ages 3+) Registration link.
    • Note: There is no longer a membership called ‘Dual’ with ANSW, Dual athletes will now be required to register with LANSW and then choose the Age-Appropriate Registration with ANSW, (there will be an additional cost involved).

Season Commencement

  • The Summer Season will commence on Wednesday 11th October at Harris Park, 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start.
    • All registered athletes are welcome to attend Wednesday events.
Wednesday, 26 July 2023
In Preparation for the Summer Season

Summer Season Commencement

  • Armidale Athletics Club will hold come and try days on Wednesday 13th & 20th September 2023 at Harris Park, 4:15pm for 4:30pm start.
  • Wednesday Athletics competition will commence on Wednesday 11th October 2023 at Harris Park, 4:15pm for 4:30pm start.
  • LANSW age U6 – U17 (Little Athletics NSW) membership is now open for the 23-24 Season.
  • ANSW age 3+ (Athletics NSW) membership is now open for new members for the 23-24 Season.
    • For existing members, 23-24 membership will open on the 4th October 2023.
    • Ages 3 & 4 can register as a Community Member (ANSW) for the 23-24 Season.

Winter Cross Country

  • Wednesday Cross Country will finish in September with an End of Season dinner to be held on the 20th September at the Armidale Bowling Club.

Duval Dam Buster

  • DDB 2023, September 24th, the perfect way to put all your cross-country training into practice with a 3km, 8km, 16km, 32km or 50km trail run.
    • Registration details can be found HERE.
  • Don’t feel like running, volunteers are always needed.
    • Volunteer details can be found HERE.
Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Important Messages

Armidale Athletics Club has found a Club Secretary.

  • Although our new Club Secretary has not officially joined the Club, we are hoping this will happen in the month of July.
  • The Club is always looking for new volunteers, if you are interested, please contact the Club.

Active Kids Vouchers

  • As you may be aware the New South Wales government are refusing to guarantee an extension of
    the Active Kids voucher program.
  • This year the program was utilised by over 60% of NSW’s eligible population with 2,808 vouchers
    being used in Armidale alone.
  • We ask that you please contact local MP Adam Marshall at
    northerntablelands@parliament.nsw.gov.au to express your concerns.

New ANSW Membership Offerings

  • A link can be found HERE for member information.
  • Armidale Athletics Club is already a dual affiliated Club and for now will be continuing to operate as we have in the previous season.
Thursday, 11 May 2023

Armidale Athletics Club requires a Club Secretary

Armidale Athletics Club will be forced to close if the club cannot get a secretary by our next meeting (13th June 2023), the Club usually meets once a month in person or via zoom.

What our Club provides for the community:

  • Runs the Summer Track & Field events at Harris Park
  • Marks the track at Harris Park and provides equipment for schools and other sporting organisations.
  • Runs the Winter cross country at Moran Oval.
  • Provides affilliation for competing athletes with LANSW and ANSW.
  • Helps in facilitation of the Duval Dam Buster.

If the Club is forced to close, the above will cease to exist, please contact the Club if you can help us out.

  • Documentation on the Secretary position can be found here.
Thursday, 27 April 2023
The Month of May

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • The AGM was held on the 26th April 2023.
    • The Club is urgently in need of a person to fill the Secretary position, if you can help, please contact the Club.

Wednesday Cross Country

  • XC will commence Wednesday 3rd May 2023.
    • 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start at Moran Oval.
    • Distances available are 1km, 1.5km, 2.5km & 5km courses.
      • Run Briefing & course maps are available here.

General Committee Meeting

  • Committee meeting and handover – 9th May 2023, 6:30pm.
Thursday, 30 March 2023
What’s Happening in April

Congratulations to Local Athletes at Nationals

  • Caleb Bettison, Lawson Fittler & Amelia Mazzei will be representing NSW at the 2023 Australian Open & U20 Championship in Brisbane – 30th Mar to 2nd Apr.
    • Good luck to all of you.
  • Brooke Newberry will be representing NSW at the 2023 Australian Junior Championship in Brisbane – 13th Apr to 16th Apr.
    • Best of luck Brooke.

Speed Clinic – MEL GT

  • Melinda Gainsford-Taylor will be holding a Speed Clinic for all U7 – U16 sporting athletes (not only athletics) at Harris Park on the 18th April 2023(Event Postponed – TBA).
    • For more information and to register click here.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • The Armidale Athletics Club AGM will be held at Armidale Bowling Club on Wednesday 26th April at 6:30pm
    • Come along and help shape the direction of Armidale Athletics.
Thursday, 23 March 2023
As The Summer Athletic Season Concludes

Wednesday Athletics Presentation:

  • Join us on Wednesday 29th March from 4:30pm for Wednesday Athletics Presentation.
    • The afternoon will begin with a memorial walk to remember two young athletes.
      • Gold coin donations can be made to the families chosen charities on the day.
    • Presentation will commence at the conclusion of the memorial walk.
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
What’s Coming Up

The Latest Events

  • NSW Juniors – SOPAC, 24th to 26th February 2023.
  • NSW Opens – SOPAC, 3rd to 5th March 2023.
  • Kumon State Carnival – Dubbo, 4th & 5th March 2023.
  • National Masters Champs – SOPAC, 10th to 13th March 2023.
  • LA’s State Championships – SOPAC, 18th & 19th March 2023.
    • Congratulations to all athletes who qualified through to LA’s State.