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 and compete regularly.
Can we try Athletics before joining?
One or two Come and Try Days will be held in March each year, where Everyone can Come and Try Athletics for FREE.
During the rest of the year, new Athletes can come and watch from the sidelines but must be registered and insured before they can take part and compete.
When is training/competition?
Mon 5 to 6pm – Athletes with disability – any disability or age
Tue 5:30-6:30pm – 6 years to Masters training
Fri 5.30 to 6.30pm – 6 years to Masters athletics skills & competition
5.30 to 6.15pm – Tiny Tots program
What sessions do I /my child attend? Depends on your situation, athletic aspiration, other sport commitments. If you’re unsure, send us a Facebook message or email, or speak to the coaches. Friday night is Athletics Night. Tuesday is training night for the whole club, and Wednesday is optional.
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 with a club committee member 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 as required.
How do I register?
Have a look at our Season and Registration Information page for all the details you need! Registration for each year will open in January/February. Registration year runs from 1 January to 31 December.
Do you accept the school sports voucher?
Yes! Just check the expiry to ensure you use your vouchers before they expire.
What is the Inter-club Competition?
Inter-Club Competitions are held throughout the year against other clubs in our region, namely Rural, Katherine, and Palmerston on Friday or Wednesday nights. Each club will provide officials to run the events,
Please note that our club Friday night sessions are not held if there is an Inter-Club Competition being held.
What are the DAC Championships?
The Darwin Athletics Club Championships are held over two sessions in August or September 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 twice. No entry fee is required.
What are the Athletics Northern Territory Championships?
The Northern Territory Athletics Championships are held at Arafura Stadium over 3 days in either August or September for athletes aged 9 years and over.
Registrations for this event are through Athletics NT website.
What about the Australian National Championships?
Athletes aged 10 and over can prepare for State/Territory representative teams. Contact Athletics NT for details on any representative teams.
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, are welcome to attend on Friday evenings, and compete in competitions during the year.
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