2018 Athletics NSW Country Championships
These events are permitted by Athletics Australia (AA). An AA permit allows athletes to qualify for international events and break state and/ or national records.
Athletes competing in the senior component of the Championships must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated country club for the 2017/18 season.
Athletes competing in the Little Athletics component of the Championships must be registered with a Little Athletics NSW country centre for the 2017/18 season. To view the list of eligible centres click here.
Senior club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2017/18 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in jumps events). Athletes competing in the U9, U10 and U11 age groups must wear their LA uniform. Temporary bib numbers will be provided for Little A members at athlete check in on the day.
Medals can be collected from the medal area once results have become official.
Click here for a list of starters for each event (updated as of 25.01.2018)
For Hooper Cup pointscoring purposes, all athletes registered with an ANSW club, who are represented in this start list as "Athletics NSW" or "Unattached", will be attributed their club prior to the point scoring process.
Please let the Athlete Check-In Staff know what club you are registered with when checking in for your events to assist with this process - thank you.
Late entries are now available until 9am, Friday 26th January.
Please note that the first event will be $50, and each event will be an additional $10, up to a cap of $100.
All late entries will be at the ANSW Competition Manager's discretion.
No late Family Entries are available.
Click here for a copy of the FINAL Timetable (as of 25/01/18 at 11:30am)
On the Day Check-in
All athletes in TRACK events must report to athlete check in to advise of their intention to compete at least sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled starting time of the event.
Athletes entered in FIELD events only, are not required to report to athlete check in. Instead, field event athletes must report directly to the field event site at least twenty (20) minutes before the scheduled start time.
The age groups for the senior club component of the Championships are Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under, Under 17, Under 18, Under 20 and Opens. The age group is determined by the age you will be by December 31, 2018. Masters age groups; 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ years, ages determined as at the first day of competition, the 26th January 2018. The age groups for the junior component of the Championships are Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11. The age group is determined by the age you will be by December 31, 2018. Note that points towards the Hooper Cup can only be earned by senior club members competing in events U12 and above.
Example 1: Simon is 2005 born, therefore will be 13 by December 31, 2018. He therefore is eligible to compete in the "Under 14" category, because his age is literally under 14. (I.e. everyone competing in Under 14 will be 13 or younger by the end of the calendar year).
Click here to view the competition rules.
Click here for a copy of the Country Championships records.
Official BLK 2018 Wollongong Country Championships Event Shirts will be available for purchase at the BLK pop up store each day at the competition.
Pre-Sale is no longer available.
Athletics NSW Coaching Course
On Thursday 25th January, 2018, Athletics NSW will be conducting a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course in Wollongong. This is the day before the first day of the Athletics NSW Country Championships.
This is the entry level for all Accredited Athletic Coaches. The fundamental skills of running, jumping & throwing are introduced as well as exploring how to engage athletes in long term participation and how to coach skills to beginner athletes.
Could you please circulate this information to anyone you might consider interested, that could include: coaches, parents, teachers and also athletes. Could you also post on your website and in social media.
Live results will be available throughout the competition. Collated results and competition point scores will be published on the results page after the completion of each day of competition.
Kerryn McCann Athletics Track (Beaton Park), 37 Foley St, Gwynneville NSW 2500.
A map is available here.