Date: 23rd – 25th September 2022
Location: Townsville Sports Precinct
The North Queensland Championships continues to be the Premier Regional Athletics Championships in Australia. In 2021, we had over 700 athletes competing for athletes of all ages and abilities, the biggest it has ever been. Athletes will be traveling from all areas of Queensland – Gold Coast to the Cape and as far west as Mount Isa, including a large number from one of the most remote clubs in Australia – Normanton Athletics. A large number of athletes are also traveling from a range of states and territories across Australia and the Oceania Region.
This event is open to all ages and abilities who are members of Athletics North Queensland, Queensland Athletics or other Athletics Australia or World Athletics members.
For the first time, a North Queensland team will compete at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships. As a result of this, school-based athletes are now eligible to compete at these championships.
The Australian All Schools Athletics Championships is the pinnacle event for secondary school-based athletes across the country. Each year we see around 1000 athletes across the states and territories of Australia compete and showcase their abilities.
School base athletes can participate in either and/or both the QLD 13-19 School State Championships or North Queensland Championships to qualify for the National All School Championships. Refer to the selection criteria on ANQ teams page for more details.
Qualifications for National All Schools
The top two performances from North Queensland School based athletes, who compete in their age group as of the 31/12/2022 will qualify them for the 2022 Australian All Schools Championships, competing in their age group as of the 31 December 2022. This applies athletes who compete between the ages of U14 years – U18 i.e. 12 to 17
Athletes who compete in the U14 and U18 will receive a qualification based on their age NOT their event division. E.g. four athletes will receive an qualification in the U18 age division (2 x 16 years of age, 2 x 17 years of age)
Qualifications for Nationals
The top 2 performances from ANQ registered athletes (Excluding ANQ Base Members), who compete in their age group as of the 31/12/2022 will automatically qualify them for the 2023 Australian Championships, competing in their age group as of the 31 December 2023. This applies to ANQ registered athletes who compete between the ages of 11 years – Open
Non-ANQ registered athletes should contact their State Athletic Association for their qualification standards for the 2023 Australian Championships.
Athletes who compete in the U20, U18 and U16 will receive automatic qualification based on their age NOT their event division. E.g. Four athletes will receive an automatic qualification in the U18 age division (2 x 16 years of age, 2 x 17 years of age)
Custom NQ Champs Bib
Bibs will be available for collection at the TIC Office below Photo Finish from 2pm Friday 24th September.
You can wear bibs during competition. They are also a special keepsake for your performance.
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