Information for new athletes to AACT meets at the AIS

posted Apr 16, 2014, 11:12 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 11:14 PM ]

We have put together an information sheet for athletes new to Athletics ACT track and field meets at the AIS before the upcoming season and the Winter High Noon Track and Field meets. Please pass this onto anyone new to Canberra and/or athletics at the AIS. The information sheet details how to enter, age groups, where to go to compete on your events, etc.

Information sheet for ALL athletes new in 2014_2015.pdf

Athletics ACT is selling Entertainment Books

posted Apr 16, 2014, 11:01 PM by AACT Admin

Athletics ACT is selling Canberra Entertainment Books as part of our fundraising efforts. For every book sold, 20% goes directly to Athletics ACT to help support the running of our competitions and programs. Books are sold at $60.

Recieve discounts at restaurants, retail outlets, attractions and more! It does not take long to get your money back from the purchase of the book with all the savings you will receive!

To order online, go to

You can then pick up your book from the Athletics ACT office or have it posted to you.


posted Apr 10, 2014, 5:33 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 5:56 PM ]

The Schools Knockout Competition is a popular competition which pits schools in a short duration head to head competition. Schools compete against other schools, collecting points which determine a schools overall performance. The winning teams in the state final earn the right to represent the ACT at the National Schools Knockout Cup, which is held in December each year.

ACT Competition: Sunday 21 September (12.00 – 14.00)

Registration and costs: students that are members of AACT & ACTLAA: $6 if entry into events is done on-line or $9.00 on the day. On-line entries will close at 9pm on Thursday 18 September. Unregistered Athletes: $12.00.

Participating schools are requested to communicate the composition of the members of each teams (name and ages) per e-mail via after registration.

Rules of the ACT School Knockout

  • Team based competition for school students.
  • Junior (U15), Intermediate (U17) & Senior (U19)
  • Age taken at 31 December in the year of competition. All team members must be bona fide students of the school in 2014
  • Teams may fill 11 positions across the 8 individual events + 1 relay
  • Teams consist of a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 athletes
  • Athletes can do a maximum of 3 and must do a minimum of 1 individual events

Events will be: Track 100m (2 athletes per team) 200m (2 per team) 800m (2 per team) Boys 100m hurdles (84cms)/ Girls 90m hurdles (76cms) (1 per team) Swedish relay *(100m, 300m, 200m, 400m) Field Javelin (1 per team) Shot Put (1 per team) High Jump (1 per team) Long Jump (1 per team)

Interested schools are also invited to attend a briefing meeting on Wednesday 10 September at Javelin Room, at AIS Track and Field Stadium, Bruce between 16:00 – 17:00

Scoring & Progression to National School KO

The top two teams from the ACT will automatically qualify for the national final. Additional teams, based on the national rankings, will be invited, to a maximum of 16 teams for each division. The ACT School KO will be scored on place. 1st = 32 points down to 32nd = 1 point.

National SKO: December 8th, Adelaide, South Australia

If you have any enquiries please direct those to Alex van der Meer Simo, Athletics ACT & Little Athletics ACT development officer via email 

Want to become an athletics official? Officials Training at High Noon Meets

posted Apr 10, 2014, 5:21 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 6:01 PM ]

Officials training opportunities will be held to coincide with the High Noon Meets. Now is the chance to get training to become a qualified official. Officiating at athletics events is enjoyable and rewarding. Many officials are needed to run athletics events so that athletes can achieve qualifying standards and/or records. They also make for a safe and fair competition for all.
Officials training is open to parents, family, athletes, etc who are involved with either Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics and/or the ACT Veterans Club.

Flyer Attached Below..


9.00AM at the AIS Athletics Field, Bruce on:



Please register your interest the Wednesday before the scheduled training session with Alex van der Meer  

Mother's Day Celebrations at High Noon Meet May 11

posted Apr 10, 2014, 5:06 PM by AACT Admin

The first High Noon Meet is on Mother's Day (Sunday May 11).  As part of the program there is a Mother’s Day 100m Mum’s Run.

Event Details

  • Approx.. 12.20 but warm up well beforehand;
  • No pre-entry of fee required - Enter at the start line;
  • Nice prizes includes Foot & Thai Massage voucher for 1st to 3rd place getters;
  • Mum’s Day Raffle – at the BBQ

North-Side School Cross Country starts Sunday May 4th

posted Apr 10, 2014, 4:59 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 5:00 PM ]

The 2014 Northside Schools Cross Country and Fun Run conducted by North Canberra-Gungahlin Athletics Club on Sundays starts on May 4 at McDermot Place, Lake Ginninderra.


Season Registration - $20 single person, $50 family of 3 +, or $5 per day

For more information contact Dianne Calvert on email and 0413 221 988

Flyer attached below.

Registration now open for 2014/2015 season

posted Apr 10, 2014, 4:15 PM by AACT Admin

Athletics ACT registration year runs from May 1 to April 30 each year. Registrations are now open for the 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015 season for athletes (U14 to open), club officials/administrators and accredited technical officials. 

Please note that the Dual Registration season is still current up until 30 September 2014. Athletes already registered with ACT Little Athletics for the 2013/2014 season (1 October 2013 to 30 September 30 2014) and only in the Under 12 to Under 15 Little Athletics age groups can register for dual registration with Athletics ACT. To be eligible, athletes must have a birthday between 1 October 1998 and 31 December 2002.

If you have been a past member, you just need to renew your registration and update any new contact details. You will have a login for the registration system. If you have misplaced your login, you can retrieve it submitting your email address. If your email address that is it the system has changed, please contact Athletics ACT to update it and proceed with your registration. Email 

For more information on Membership/Registration fees, age groups, etc. Visit the Membership Page

If you plan to compete in the upcoming High Noon Meets it is recommended that your register now so that you can enjoy member only entry fees ($6 online entry vs $12 one day registration). If you plan on competing at the ACT Cross Country Championships and/or National events you will need to be registered for the 2014/2015 season.

Photos - Australian Championships

posted Apr 8, 2014, 11:04 PM by AACT Admin

Photos of our ACT athletes from the Australian Championships thanks to Michael Thomson

5 ACT Athletes confirmed for the Commonwealth Games Team

posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:55 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 11:07 PM ]

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today confirmed that 5 athletes are part of 45 member Australian team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow..

Martin Dent - Marathon
Melissa Breen - 100m
Lauren Wells - 400m Hurdles
Emily Brichacek - 5000m
Kelsey-Lee Roberts - Javelin

Media Release from Athletics Australia:

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today confirmed a talented 45athletes to the Australian team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

Declared members of the team by Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti in Melbourne earlier today, the talented squad of track and field charges is the first round of selected athletes who will join some of the most outstanding athletes in the world for the opening ceremony on 23 July 2014.

 The Australian athletics team captain Sally Pearson (Qld, 100m, 100m hurdles) and her vice captain Kim Mickle (WA, javelin), who both won silver at the IAAF World Championships last year, headline the initial round of selections alongside their Moscow 2013 teammates Joshua Ralph (NSW, 800m), Collis Birmingham (Vic, 10,000m), Martin Dent (ACT, marathon), Nicholas Hough (NSW, 110m hurdles), Benn Harradine (Qld, discus), Melissa Breen (ACT, 100m), Zoe Buckman (Vic, 1500m), Jess Trengove (SA, marathon), Lauren Wells (ACT, 400m hurdles), Dani Samuels (NSW, discus) and Kathryn Mitchell (Vic, javelin) and IPC Athletics World Championships starters Richard Colman (Vic, T54 wheelchair 1500m), Madison de Rozario (WA, T54 wheelchair 1500m) and Angela Ballard (NSW, T54 wheelchair 1500m).

 Joining them are a plethora of major championships debutants including Sean Roberts (SA, T37 cerebral palsy 100m), Ian Dewhurst (NSW, 400m hurdles), Joel Pocklington (Vic, pole vault), Damien Birkinhead (Vic, shot put), Paul Raison (SA, F42/44 amputee discus), Joshua Robinson (Qld, javelin), Jake Stein (NSW, decathlon), Ella Nelson (NSW, 200m), Morgan Mitchell (Vic, 400m), Brittany McGowan (Qld, 800m), Emily Brichacek (ACT, 5,000m), Eleanor Patterson (Vic, high jump), Brooke Stratton (Vic, long jump), Rae Anderson (NSW, T37/28 cerebral palsy long jump), Linda Leverton (Qld,triple jump), Lara Neilsen (Qld,hammer throw), Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT, javelin) and Sophie Stanwell (NSW, heptathlon), who will all compete at a multi-sport event for open age athletes the first time.

“It is great to see nominations which range from established stars like Sally Pearson, Kim Mickle and Dani Samuels to rising stars like Eleanor Patterson, Damien Birkinhead and Morgan Mitchell. This typifies what the Commonwealth Games are all about,” Moneghetti said.

“Nineteen of the 45 athletes announced for the Commonwealth Games today will take part in theirfirst major international championships and we are sure it will be an experience they will never forget.

“With a further significant number of nominations to come in June, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association is really pleased that athletics has recommended such a large team. We look forward to building on the successes of Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010.”

“The initial selection of 45 athletes is a great start to what is shaping into one of the biggest teams we will ever send overseas. Congratulations to all those that have been officially selected by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association today,” Dion Russell, the Athletics Australia Chairman of Selectors, said.

“In addition to the contingent of athletes announced today, there are more than 70 athletes who have achieved at least one Commonwealth Games B-Standard and will be considered for selection at the close of the Qualification Period on 1 June. This is a very positive result for our sport, and the Selectors and Ilook forward to adding new names to the list of athletics nominees in the coming months.”

This initial squad is the first of two scheduled announcements of confirmed selections to the Australian athletics team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The second will be made following final nominations to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association by Athletics Australia following the close of the Qualification Period on 1 June 2014.

For more information on the Commonwealth Games, please follow this link to the Glasgow 2014 home page on the Athletics Australia website.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi (IND), the Australian athletics team won 11 gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

MEN (19):

T37 100m: Sean Roberts (SA)

800m: Josh Ralph (NSW), Jeff Riseley (Vic)

1500m: Jeff Riseley (Vic)

T54 1500m: Richard Colman (Vic), Kurt Fearnley (NSW)

10,000m: Collis Birmingham (Vic)

Marathon: Martin Dent (ACT)

110m hurdles: Nicholas Hough (NSW)

400m hurdles: Ian Dewhurst (NSW)

Pole vault: Joel Pocklington (Vic)

Long jump: Robbie Crowther (Qld), Henry Frayne (Qld)

Shot put: Damien Birkinhead (Vic)

Discus throw: Benn Harradine (Qld)

F42/44 discus throw: Paul Raison (SA)

Hammer throw: Tim Driesen (Vic)

Javelin: Josh Robinson (Qld)

Decathlon: Jake Stein (NSW)


WOMEN (28):

100m: Sally Pearson (Qld), Melissa Breen (ACT)

200m: Ella Nelson (NSW)

400m: Morgan Mitchell (Vic)

800m: Brittany McGowan (Qld)

1500m: Zoe Buckman (Vic)

T54 1500m: Madison de Rozario (WA), Christie Dawes (NSW), Angela Ballard (NSW)

5,000m: Emily Brichacek (ACT)

10,000m: Nikki Chapple (Vic)

Marathon: Jess Trengove (SA)

3000m steeplechase: Victoria Mitchell (Vic)

100m hurdles: Sally Pearson (Qld)

400m hurdles: Lauren Wells (ACT)

High jump: Eleanor Patterson (Vic)

Pole vault: Liz Parnov (WA), Alana Boyd (Qld)

Long jump: Brooke Stratton (Vic)

T37/38 long jump: Jodi Elkington (NSW), Rae Anderson (NSW)

Triple jump: Linda Leverton (Qld)

Discus throw: Dani Samuels (NSW)

Hammer throw: Lara Neilsen (Qld)

Javelin: Kim Mickle (WA), Kathryn Mitchell (Vic), Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT)

Heptathlon: Sophie Stanwell (NSW)

NSW Athletics Upcoming Competitions

posted Apr 8, 2014, 5:23 PM by AACT Admin

Please find attached information on upcoming NSW Athletics meets for athletes looking for performances before the World Juniors.

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