The Aspiring Athletes Club offers competitive and non-competitive training and competition throughout summer. Private winter coaching is also available – see below for more information.

Membership is renewable annually and includes 2 terms of coaching (and includes Otago Athletics and Athletics NZ Fees).
Below are the two types of memberships you can choose from:

Non-competitive – a non competitive registration is for those children who are keen to just attend our weekly Club Nights on Thursday’s and not take part in any competitions outside of Wanaka (aside from the Alexandra comp for example which is a fun day out for all ages).  Grade 6 have this as their only option as most competitions run by Athletics NZ are Grade 7 and above (although if your child is aged 6 and very keen to take part then they may be able to do this – please see one of the coaches for more information).

Competitive – this is for Grade 7 and above and for those children who are keen to attend any or all competitions outside of Wanaka, as well as our weekly Club Nights on Thursday’s.  Competitions can include Mini Multi’s, Paape Cup, Colgate Games and Otago Champs to name a few.  Most comps are held at the Caledonian in Dunedin so there is the travel factor to take into consideration when choosing this option.  We do hope to have more Competitive Athletes this season so if this is something you are thinking about for your child please do get in touch as we can discuss possible car pooling/mini van options and also look at house sharing accommodation options to try and get the overall travel costs down.  This season we are also excited to offer additional coaching for any registered competitive athletes – this is optional and is included in the registration cost and will be from 5.30-6pm each Club Night, (straight after our usual 4.30 – 5.30 session).
The following are the membership categories and respective club fees for the 2022-23 season.

AgeNon CompetitiveCompetitive
(Oct – Dec only)
7yr – 9yr$99
(above price Oct – Dec with $50 upgrade available to take the membership through to March)
10yr -14yrn/a$149
15yr – 19yrn/a$120
20yr +n/a$120
Please note the above prices include the portions allocated to Athletics Otago and Athletics NZ

Specialised Squad Training

If you’re serious about school and club events, join our competitive squads who train year round.

Distance running, Sprints, High Jump & Long Jump training is offered by specialised coaches for Athletes focussing on personal performance goals and interclub competitions, you would travel approx 4 times within the season to compete, challenge titles and gain representative selection.
Coaches / Sessions:
Barbara & Michael Beable (high performance)
A minimum commitment of three training sessions a week is required – additional costs are applicable here.