PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING ALL ASPECTS OF ATHLETICS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND
The bid for 2015 goes to Brisbane!!
By now you should all have heard the exciting news that the 2015 Australian Open Championships are to be held in Brisbane in April. This makes it much more accessible and hopefully cheaper for ANQ officials to participate. Even though the competition is in Queensland, North Queensland officials are still eligible for a per diem. Anyone who is considering applying for this competition should officiate at ANQ Championships this year, and if possible, the Australian All Schools in December and/or Australian Junior Championships in March 2015. Building up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the competition for fewer positions is becoming more intense.
ANQ Championships 3/4/5 October.
The call for officials for ANQ Championships has been sent out. I encourage you all to apply, especially those who have completed officials courses and exams this year. This is a great opportunity to put your newly gained knowledge into practice in a supportive environment. Competition starts around 5pm Friday and concludes Sunday afternoon. If you are travelling to Townsville I suggest you book your accommodation early as that long weekend will be a busy one in Townsville.
The Longreach Athletic Club Inc will be hosting the Outback Sunset Carnival on the 16th and 17th August 2014. The Club is hoping for big numbers in their 30th year.
Nominations close 6th August.
The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games, which includes Athletics Track & Field, Cross Country and a 10km Road Walk Race, will be held from 1 to 9 November 2014 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
More than 12,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to converge on one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.
Whitsunday Pentathlon: Saturday 9th August 2014
The Sarina and District Amateur Athletics Club would like to invite all affiliated clubs and athletes to their interclub meet on Sunday August the 3rd. There will be a $2 day fee per athlete and a BBQ lunch will be available from 1pm.
For details and timetable, please Click Here.
The 2014 FNQ Invitational Pentathlon Day also incorporating the Tolga Throws Pentathlon will be held on Sunday the 3rd of August 2014 at the Tolga Recreational Reserve. Nominations close 28th July. Entry Fee is $15 per athlete.
On the weekend of the 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2014 Athletics North Queensland will be hosting the annual ANQ Track and Field Championships and Combined Events Competition.
Competition will be held at the Townsville Sports Reserve located on the corner of Burke and Warburton Street, North Ward. The annual Hector Hogan for men and Campbell Miles for women 100yard races and the Queensland/Athletics North Queensland One Mile are run at this event and interest is shown from all Queensland to participate. The Multi Event competition is also a great competition, a big number of Masters from all over Queensland compete in the Decathlon also interest is shown by Multi Event Athletes from around Australia.
With picture perfect weather, expectations were high as over 280 athletes and officials travelled to Bowen from throughout the region to compete in Bowen's annual track and field carnival.
This year we were lucky enough to be selected to help celebrate World Athletics Day, hosting a free kids athletics session for children aged between 4 and 9 years. The event proved to be a real success with over 70 kids participating and enjoying every minute.
Bowen's 68 athletes did not disappoint bringing home 49 gold, 31 silver and 37 bronze while breaking 16 carnival records.
Register now for the 16th annual Townsville Running Festival. This year’s festival will be held on the 3rd of August with all events starting at the Strand. The 2014 festival sees the return of the Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon (Australia's second oldest marathon), the Queensland Country Health Townsville Half Marathon (now part of the ANQ Half Marathon series), The Athletes Foot 10km classic, The Townsville Bulletin 5km Fun Run and Walk, the McDonald's Townsville 5km Junior Fun Run and Walk and the Townsville Airport 2.5km Hero Run. There is now more than $20,000 cash and prizes to be won. Nominate now to get early bird prices.
Go to the Townsville Running Festival website to register today!
Athletics North Queensland in conjunction with Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the 2014 Regional Australia Team traveling to the Cook Islands to compete at the 2014 Oceania Area Championships. Congratulations to the following athletes selected to represent Regional Australia at this International Event:
CAFE worker Bradley Edwards is taking the fast lane towards his Olympic dream.
Edwards, 19, has been selected in Australia's 4*100m sprint team to compete at this year's IAAF World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He received the good news from Athletics Australia on Monday.
The Townsville North Star sprinter tore his hamstring in the lead-up to last month’s junior national titles, where he failed to seal a place in his pet 200m event. But his personal best of 21.41sec, combined with his fast-improving times in the 100m, saw selectors give him his relay nod. Edwards' current 100m PB is 10.85sec.