Our Summer Track & Field Season usually commences early October of every year and ends the following March with Championship Day.  During the season we have numerous running, jumping an throwing events so our athletes can have a go at all events.  We are all about 'Having a Go', 'Doing your Best' and having fun with your friends whilst competing at Centre, Region and State levels!  Below is a description of each event held at our Centre where we offer 5 events per week for each age group.

Track & Field

Running

Sprinting is running over a short distance at top speed. This tests our athletes' strength and speed. We offer 70m, 100m, 200m and 400m sprints at our centre depending on age level. 

We also offer middle-distance running over longer distances.  This tests our athletes' endurance and speed. Our distances are 300m (U6), 500m (U7), 700m (U8), 800m (U9 to U16) and 1500m (U11 to U16).  

Jumping

Our jumping events include long jump, triple jump and high jump depending on age level. 

 

Long jump and triple jump combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point .

High jump is an event in which athletes jump over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without making it fall.  Crash mats are used for landing.

Throwing

Our throwing events include shot put, discus, javelin and vortex/turbo javelin (modified version of javelin for our younger athletes). 

 

Shot put involves a metal ball of varying weights depending on age and is shot (not thrown) with one hand. The aim is to shot the put as far as possible.  This event requires strength, balance and explosive power.

Discus is an event in which athletes throw a heavy disc as far as possible.  Athletes develop core, power and co-ordination.

Javelin (or modified javelin) involves athletes throwing a metal-tipped (or plastic) javelin as far as possible. It requires a combination of strength, speed and timing.