Athletics Otago - Notice Board

Athletics Otago Notice Board

There is alot that goes on at Athletics Otago and we understand that email inboxes can become overloaded with information.  We are committed to updating this page every few days so that you have the most up to date information.  If you feel we have missed something, please get in touch with our Administrator athleticsotago@xtra.co.nz   Last updated 23 November 2023.​​​​​​​

Clubs​​​​​​​

Please update your Club Contacts after your AGM by filling in this Google Form.  Alternatively please email the information to the Administrator.

General Information

For access to the club Shared Google Drive you will need to be an Otago Affiliated Club and you will need a Gmail Account.

Please email Administrator to request access.

Protect your members. This season there will be a big push to follow best practice and protect our young people by getting helpers to sign up through ANZ Gameday as either a Volunteer or Community Coach Membership FREE.

Keep up to date with Committee Meetings & Minutes by visiting Our People Page on the Website.

Keep up to date with the changes in the Incorporated Societies Act HERE. Your society can apply for reregistration under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 (the new Act) from 5 October 2023. Until your society reregisters it continues to operate under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (the existing Act).

Out of Stadia

Competition Numbers/Bibs to be collected on the day of event 20min prior to start of race.

Webscorer. AO has 5 licences for this timing app.  Get in touch for training and access to help with club events.

Membership for U20 starts 1 April 2023 and goes till 31 March 2024.  Encouage your members to sign up early and take advantage of the many events that are offered.

Entries are open to both Club & Community Members. The price changes accordingly.  So work your Facebook pages and encourage your existing members to bring along friends and family.

In Stadia (T&F)

2023/2024 Senior Program Program HERE

​​​​​​​WEEKLY GRID HERE

Childrens 2023/2024 Season Program HERE

Competition Numbers/Bibs to be issued by AO direct as follows:

Children: Issued from AO.  Pickup Saturday Interclub. Numbers will be specific to age so no Age Grade patches needed.

Seniors: Life time numbers are to be issued due to 12month rolling membership for 20+competitive.  Pick up on day of competition.

Dunedin is hosting the South Island Colgate Games 12th to 14th January 2024.  Open to both Social & Competitive Registererd members aged 7-14 as at 31 Dec 2023.  Get involved as a Volunteer HERE

Development

Need help with your Website or Facebook. Get in touch with Development Officer and book a 1:1 session.

Need  help with your club coaching. Get in touch with Development Officer to make a plan.

Need help with Gameday.  Get in touch with AO Administrator or Leah at ANZ.

Need help with your club committees? Athetics NZ has a great range of documents that your club can use, from job descriptions to health & safety plans. Check out their Webpage now.

Want to know the rules of running an event? Athletics NZ have put together a basic guide to download HERE

Para Inclusion Seminars & advise.  Contact Raylene Bates (ANZ Para Lead) if you or your club need support. raylene@athletics.org.nz

Officials, Coaches & Volunteers

Signing up as a community coach or volunteer requiries your ID to be verified by an approved ID Verifer.

Coaches

Athletics NZ is encouraging those who have been coaching for a minumum of 3 years to apply for accrediated coaching membership ($60 annual) or ($130 for 3 years). Sign up with ANZ through Gameday

Community Coach Membership is most suited to those who are new on their coaching journey, but can also include club coaches, parent coaches and Foundation Programme coaches. FREE. Sign up with ANZ through Gameday. Involves police vetting & ID verification which can be organised by AO by contacting the Administrator.

Become a Mentor to up and coming coaches. Details by the end of July.

Caledonian Bookings for Training can be made by contacting the Administrator.  The track is open to the public but by making a boooking we are contacted if the track becomes unavailable.

Check our the Bookings page to see what is going on at the track.

High Jump Conference to be held after NZSS in CHCH 11-13 Dec 2023. Find out MORE. Sign up before 30 Oct to receive discounted rate.

Femmi Accrediation. Athletics NZ has teamed up with Femmi and offer the following discounts to Athletics NZ registered coaches:1-year registered coaches receive access to the course for $50 (a $100 discount)3-year registered coaches receive the course for $30 (a $120 discount)Discount codes are provided in the coach membership letters. https://athletics.org.nz/athletics-nz-partners-with-femmi/

Para Coaching Course 7 Dec in CHCH. More information HERE

Officials

Colgate Games Dunedin 12th-14th Jan 2024. EOI sought from Graded Officials.

A or B Graded Officials required for Emersons Marathon & Balclutha Half Marathon as these are AO Championship events.  Get in contact.

Start your officiating journey.  Get in touch with our officials coordinator or express your interest HERE.

NZSS 8-10 Dec CHCH. EOI to officiate out now.  SIGN UP HERE.

Officials Roster 2023/2024 Please let us know when you are available.

Volunteers

If you help out with Club activiites & are not a coach or official, please register yourself as a volunteer through Gameday.

The Cross Country Committee would love to hear from you if would like to help to marshal an Athletics Otago Out of Stadia event.  No qualifications necessary.

The Emersons Dunedin Marathon is organised by Caversham Harriers and they would love to hear from people keen to help marshal on the day 10 Sept 2023.  Get in touch.

Colgate  Games 12th to 14th Jan 2024. We need lots of volunteers, from runners, ticket & merchandise sales etc.  Register your interest today.

The sports industry is fast becomiing a fantastic career choice for many individuals.  At Athletics Otago we can offer a wide variety of experiences to help you on your way.  More details to be presented end of Aug 2023.

Club's are always looking for people who are keen to help with coaching the next generation of athletes. Get in touch with AO if you would like to help. athleticsotago@xtra.co.nz

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Events / Opportunities

Winter Calender Out now. Keep up to date with entries HERE.

Children's 2023/2024 T&F Program HERE

Opening Day Sat 14 Oct 9-12noon

Weekly Program via Facebook

As of Nov all children need to be registered competitive to compte at the Caledonian at an Interclub meet.

Distance running & walking camp to be held in Hamner 1st to 3rd Oct.  EOI to Athletics NZ by Wed 6 Sept HERE. Must be 16+ to early 20s.  For any up and coming athlete.

Join a Training Squad. Have a look at our Find a Coach page.

Lost Property

Track Shoes


Shoes other


Hats


Hoodies/Sweatshirts


Track Pants


Other


School Gear


T'Shirts/Tops


Buy, Sell & Exchange

List it here. Please contact the Administrator if  you have an athletics related item or service to sell. Subject to approval.

General Updates

The current membership year is open from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. Get in touch with your club to register.

New Membership for 15+ Social & 20+ Competitive.

Your membership is now a 12 month rolling membership from date of registration.