What ages are allowed to participate? 

We welcome everyone!

The youngest age group consists of our “Tiny Tots”. This is for children aged 3 to 5 years and is a way to encourage motor skill development, and the fun of participating in various adapted games suited to that age group.

Children aged 6 and over can train & compete regularly.

In the NT, there is no “little athletics” as in other States & Territories.

Can we try Athletics before joining?

Two Come and Try Days were held in March. New Athletes can watch from the sidelines but must be registered and insured before they can take part and compete.

When is training/competition?

Monday            5pm – 6pm          – Athletes with disability – any disability any age

Tuesday            5:30pm-6:30pm      – 6 to 10 yrs

                           5.30pm – 6.30      – over 10 yrs to masters

Wednesday      4:45-5:30pm      -5 to 10 yrs

                           5:30-6:30pm for 11 years plus, training with Tim                                                                                           Ellison and Darwin Triathlon Club . Kids can                                                                                          train either Tuesday or Wednesday

Thursday          5.15pm – 6.45       – > 11 Development Squad Only

Friday                5.30-7pm       Whole club Athletics and skills (sprints, throws and jumps)                                                                Tiny Tots have their own program.

Saturday           Monthly Competition nights   (four competitions in 2017)                                                                  (Please see calendar for Inter-club and Athletics NT meets)

Sunday               8.30am – 9.30       – >11yo Development Squad only

What sessions do i /my child attend? Depends on your situation, athletic aspiration, other sport commitments – unsure – FB message or speak to the coaches. Friday night is Athletics Night. Tuesday and Wednesday are optional training nights for the whole club.

What is my Duty of Care?

Parents/carers are expected to stay at the stadium while their children are competing. Children aged 10 and below without a parent/carer may be asked to leave the arena and wait at our Help Desk until their parent/carer returns.

What is required of parents?

Due to the number of children and events involved on competition nights, parents/carers are needed to assist with the operation of the program. No previous athletics knowledge is required and the tasks are quickly learnt.

The more adult helpers there are, the quicker we get through the Athletics program.

Courses are available for parents to gain knowledge of officiating at all track and field events.

Assistance is always needed on the Club committee and all parents are welcome to join.

What are the conditions of registration?

By registering your child/children/yourself with our Club you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:

Your child/children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on each competition night.

During the season, parents/carers will be asked to assist in the running of competition nights by helping to run the track and field events as well as assisting with canteen and BBQ duties.performing the following tasks as required.

How do I register?

Just pop over to the registration page on the website! (available shortly for 2017)

Do you accept the school sports voucher?

Yes! Just check the expiry.

What is the Inter-club Competition?

An Inter-Club Competition is held throughout the year against other clubs in our region, namely Rural,  Katherine, Palmerston and Douglas Daly on Saturday nights. Each club will provide officials to run the events,

Please note Friday night sessions are not held on the nights before Interclub Competitions

What are the Club Championships?

The Darwin Club Championships are held over two nights in August and are open to all athletes who have competed in events throughout the year.

To be eligible for entry into the Championships, athletes should have completed each event at least twiceNo entry fee is required.

What are the Athletics Northern Territory Championships?

The Northern Territory Athletics Championships are held at Arafura Stadium on the weekend of August 31 to 2nd September for athletes aged 9 and over.

Nomination Forms are distributed prior to the Championships.

What about the Australian National Championships?

Athletes aged 10 and over can prepare for State/Territory representative teams, for more information refer to page 5 of the handbook.

What about Safety, Insurance and First Aid?

Insurance is provided as part of the registration fees. First Aid is provided at all times by a qualified volunteer.

What level of ability do individuals need to join our club?

Our emphasis is on fun and fitness. Individuals can join with any level of skill or fitness. Individuals are given plenty of encouragement to improve and achieve personal bests.

What is available to individuals with disabilities?

Athletes with a Disability (AWD) are encouraged to join training on Mondays and compete in competitions during the year.

Masters

In June 2017 (9th-12th), Darwin is hosting the Australian Masters Athletics Championships. Get training and compete in the Northern Territory team. Entry open to all abilities.

 GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

GET IN TOUCH WITH A COMMITTEE MEMBER – THEY’D LOVE TO HELP!

11 thoughts on “FAQs

  1. Hi, I would like my seven year old to learn some athletics skills by doing the tue classes. Is she expected to do the Friday competition also. Cheers fiona

  2. Hi and good question. Some people come to training only, others both. Training and competition. 7 yo do a play based athletics, keeping it fun. Keep an eye on our FB page for updates coming into the season, or come down on the 20th March for sign on and all informations Kylie

  3. Hi, I’m thirteen turning 14 this year and am interested in doing athletics but not really sure about the costs.

  4. Hi there,
    We are just putting the final touches to our fees – making sure it’s fair. Your age group has a lot of opportunity to train. Approximate costs are – $130 + the Track fees of $52 – so approx $182 for the year – and our club shirt for competition is about $40.
    Details up in the next day or two!! Thanks for your enquiry

  5. hi my daughter is 6 and is keen to start athletics. is it ok if she just comes to the friday night session? when does it start? i think i may have missed the sign on sorry. can we just come on the first night?
    thanks
    lucy

  6. Hi, I’m thirteen this year and was interested in joining athletics, just wondering when are training days and what times.😊

  7. Does it madder when u join the club if you have never done athletics before or are a beginner

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