Children’s Track & Field

Promoting Track & Field athletics in the Nelson Region

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.

Athletics Nelson Children’s Track & Field Club nights are for 7-15yr olds & are on Thursday evenings at the Saxton track during Term 4 2017 and Term 1 2018 from 5.30-7 pm.

Our club nights are a friendly, fun night with a mixture of track & field. We are a parent run children’s club & it is expected that all parents of athletes are able to help out regularly.

Club night programme runs in a 5 weekly cycle of athletics disciplines. On Club nights a combination of three disciplines will be rotated for 7-15 year olds. These will be a combination of skills and competition.

7,8 and 9 year old children compete in the field events of Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus, and in the track events of 60 m, 100 m, and 200 m.

10 to 15 year old children add the High Jump, 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m to their programme. 12 – 15 year old athletes can compete in the hurdles and race-walk.

Inter-club competition is a fantastic way for children to develop new friendships, foster team spirit and represent the club while improving personal bests.
All Inter-club meets are held on a Sunday and generally begin at 10.00am and are finished by 4.00pm.
The Russell Cup, Winstone Cup and Hester Shield are Inter-club Meetings attended by Richmond, Motueka, Nelson, Takaka and Marlborough Clubs.

This year all inter-clubs will be held at the Saxton track.

Registration Documents



If you are a new member of the Children’s club please email before registering to check there are is a place still available.

2017/2018 Children’s summer athletics season:

The first club night for the summer season of Track &Field will be on the Thursday 19th October 2017.

Our last club night for the season will be on Thursday 22nd March 2018 & will consist of the Rod Dixon Mile race & then prizegiving inside the Saxton Oval function room.

For information on registering please contact

As always we couldn’t operate without the much needed parent help. If you are able to help us out in some way please let me know. It is expected that parents are able to help out regularly thoughout the season. We are needing parents to help as group leaders, coaches, time keepers, measuring of field events on competition nights etc.

PAYMENT: Payable by cheque to:- Athletics Nelson or

Internet banking to Account # 123165 0198477 00

State family name and the words “children’s sub ”

For information on summer children’s track & field athletics contact


If we need to cancel Thursday Club Night for Summer Track & Feild – an email will be sent to all those registered.

Winter Cross Country: