Track & Field
Summer Track & Field Athletics
Summer Track & Field Athletics caters for all ages and abilities. The interclub competition specifically focuses on two age groups. 7 to 14 years and 15+ (any age).
The current season programme for 2013-2014 is available here.
Coaching is available in all disciplines of track and field.
See here for information on developing the athlete.
We cater for all age groups & all levels of ability – Juniors, High School and Seniors
MEMBERSHIP 2013 to 2014 (March)
CLUB NIGHTS - Monday - 5:45pm to 7:00pm
Club nights are run from Hillmorton High School playing fields and will commence from Monday 14th October. Club Nights are targeted to grades 7 to 11. At Club Nights athletes will take part in various activities that will incorporate running, jumping and throwing, the fundamentals of athletics, with a focus on FUN and being active as much as possible. To make these nights successful we need the welcomed assistance from parents to ensure all activities are run safely. Alternative training nights are provided for athletes wanting specific coaching for event skills and technique. These training nights are primarily for competing interclub athletes.
An athlete's official age is his or her age as of 31 Dec, 2013. For example, if a child is 9 at the beginning of the season but turns 10 in December, then he or she competes as a 10 year old the entire season (even before turning 10). If another child is 9 but turns 10 in January, he or she competes as a 9 year old the entire season (even after turning 10). These official ages apply to club nights, Saturday Interclub competition, and the Colgate Games. At Saturday Interclub and the Colgate Games, children compete only against others in the same age group (the exception being that children under 7 compete as a 7 year old). However, on club nights, we often combine age groups (e.g. "under 8", "8 & 9 year olds" or "12 and older") based on the number of children attending.
TRAINING and COACHING
Training and Coaching is available for all athletes participating in the Interclub competition.
Grade 10 to 14 training is held Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Hansen Park
Grade 9 and Under training is held Wednesday 5:45pm to 7:00pm at Hillmorton High
Please contact one of the club contacts listed below for more information. Training will commence on Tuesday 15th October.
|George Edwards||Ph 960 3993|
|Nick Leadbeater||Ph 366 2376|
|Kerry Rutherford||Ph 981 0941|
|Paul Lister||Ph 337 6005|
|Joden Pratten||Ph 960 5343|
SATURDAY MORNING INTERCLUB COMPETITION
Interclub competitions commence at Rawhiti domain Saturday 19th October and continue until the Canterbury Children's Championships Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March 2014. Timaru is used for some interclub competitions. There is a break in competition over the Christmas period until mid-January. These competitions are conducted by Canterbury Children's Athletic Association Inc. Athletes must be registered with the Children's Association to compete and club uniform is required. A draft programme has been published by Canterbury Childrens Athetic Association.
The latest results from Saturday morning interclub can be viewed from here.
Best Performances - Children's Track and Field
As at 14-Apr-2013, the following downloads show the best performances for Port Hills Childrens Athletics.
To make an application for a Port Hills Athletic best performance, the following download(s) are available:
This season's South Island Colgate Games are to be held in Timaru January 17th to 19th 2014. These games are for athletes ages 7-14 (younger children can compete as 7 year olds). The North Island Colgate Games are to be held in Whangerei January 10th to 12th 2014.
Any club athlete can enter either or both Colgate Games. Athletes can enter up to 4 events over the three days, plus relays. Entries are usually taken and closed early in the season during November.
The following short video link shows the team marching in at the 2011 competition and can be viewed here.
These will be held on a Sunday 23rd February at Hansen Park (except 800m & 1500m)
800m Thursday 13th Feburary & 1500m Thursday 20th February at Hansen Park.
|Junior Track and Field:||Kerry Rutherford||Ph 981 0941|
|Senior Track and Field:||George Edwards||Ph 960 3993|
Last modified 29 August 2013