Being involved in athletics will not only make you a better athlete but will assist your ability in other sports by helping you run faster, jump higher and throw further.
If you are aged 14 or under and wish to become involved in athletics your first step is to find an athletic club near you. If you find you enjoy competing you can enter North or South Island Colgate Games. You can also be selected to represent your province to compete against other provinces around New Zealand.
Athletics for children is predominantly looked after by the New Zealand Children's Athletic Association Inc.
President: Mr Brian Curry
Secretary: Mrs Denise Taylor
PO Box 13-209
Phone : 07 543 1455
Email : Email 1 or Email 2
Children's Centre Secretaries
Nick Willis Scholarship Award winners
Four scholarships were awarded at each of the North Island and South Island Colgate Games to top performing athletes in Grade 13 and 14 for 2015.
|Tessa Hunt (Wellington Harriers)
||Tom Cowie (Invercargill)
|Deigna Kahmal (Fairfield)
||Sam Gouverneur (Taieri)
|Harrison Porritt (Palmerston North)
||Isabel Neal (Richmond)
|Nathan Stirling (Lower Hutt)
|| Lily Trotter (Papanui Toc H)
Award Winners 2014
North Island Colgates - Tevita Finau (Fairfield), Georgia Hulls (Hastings), Islam Khaled-Abbas (Olympic),Oliver Miller (Pt Chevalier), Montessa Tairakena (Fairfield)
South Island Colgates - Cameron McCully (South Canterbury), Lucy Sheat (Marlborough), Taine Te Whata (Winton), Yvonne van Baarle (Gore)
Award Winners 2013
North Island Colgates - Zane Edwards (Titahi Bay), Paige Satchell (Lake City), Niven Longopoa (Hillsborough), Briana Stephenson (Hastings)
South Island Colgates - Jesse Anderson (University of Canterbury), Jack Bryant (University of Canterbury), Jake Nicholls (Christchurch Avon), Emma Hopcroft (Gore)
*Interprovincial results files (2013 Teams) that are missing are currently being tracked down in order to be placed on this website
Event Management Sheets
To find out the correct implement weights or distances for a particular age group please click here.
5 Star Resources
Certificates for Printing
Certificates - Printing Guidelines
1) Print off the Required Certificates using a Colour Printer
2) Print onto White 120gm light card - A4 size
3) Using the cutting marks shown and a guillotine, separate the certificates
4) Fill in Names, Grade and have an appropriate Club Official sign the Certificates
Rule Book Sections
Athletics New Zealand and the New Zealand Children's Association proudly acknowledge the ongoing support of the major sponsor of the Children's Association - Colgate Palmolive Limited.