Our vision is to inspire the community to become active and achieve in athletics.
We aim to be inclusive, supportive, positive, encouraging and fun, offering the best possible experiences for athletes ranging from 5 years old, with the basics in running, jumping and throwing; to high school students wanting to take their skills to a new level; right through to the those looking to be active in recreational events or striving for excellence and awards.
Opening days and club nights
The club’s training night is on Thursday afternoons on the Wanaka Recreational Centre grounds in the summer terms (please note that due to ongoing maintenance on the grounds at Three Parks, our Thursday Club Nights for the first month of the season will be held at the MAC Sports Grounds).
All rotation details will be added the week before the Opening Night.
We welcome the support of volunteers, both on club nights and/or behind the scenes. This club is run by the community for the community and relies on a team of volunteers at all levels to ensure success and longevity.
To ensure we run a smooth and effective Club Night over the summer season we do need more parent help please. This season we will be operating a roster system for any parents that can help out – this template will be sent closer to the start of the season so please have a think now about where you may be able to help out and what your availability may be. Remember, you don’t need to have any prior training – you will be put with one of our coaches and will just be that extra person to help – especially as our registration numbers are set to increase once again!
Coach development pathway
We have a coach development pathway available to all, ranging from levels preparing parents as ‘First Coach’ to the more advanced and movement specific levels of Development and High Performance.
If you’re thinking you would like to take the next step after Parent Help and officially become one of our Coaches then please put aside the weekend of 30/31st October 2021. Athletics NZ are coming to Wanaka and will be holding some basic coaching sessions for anyone who is interested. Our Club Coaches will also be receiving some additional training to help us further our competitive athletes.
Club support and committee
We have a wealth of community support ranging from cross generational family members, ex athletes, current athletes, professional trainers and coaches, and local organisations. Spear headed by a committee, we hope to best meet the needs of our members. Please call for enquiries. See our Contact page for details.
Also see our Code of Conduct
View our club constitution as a pdf