Athletics

Athletics

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Introduction

The Auckland Grammar School Athletics Team is a consistently high achieving team at a regional and national level. The School Athletics Championship is one of the oldest athletic events in New Zealand.

Athletes who win events at the School Athletics Championship, the regional competition or at a national level are awarded with a medal at a full-school assembly and the opportunity to cross the stage in front of their peers.

It is a Grammar tradition that each young man who wins his age group event at the School Athletics Championship is presented with a unique Gold Medal, kindly donated by the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys' Association.

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Training

Training takes place five mornings a week (from 7.30am) through the summer terms, with an up-to-date programme getting published each term. The expectation is that all athletes will come to two days for your specialist events. If you can manage your homework and you have time, you may do more if you wish.

We are very fortunate to have a large team of experienced and enthusiastic coaches, mainly Grammar teachers complemented by outside specialists:

  • Mr Blackwell - Relays, hurdles and sprints
  • Mr Jones - Throws and middle distance
  • Mr Oates - Middle distance
  • Mr Thom - Jumps

General Information

Terms played: Term 1 and National Championships late Term 4

Game days:

  • Various events in Term 1
  • School Athletic Sports - early Term 1
  • Central Zonal Championships, Mt Smart Stadium - March
  • Greater Auckland Championships - March
  • North Island Championships - April
  • Golden Baton Relay, King's College - October
  • National Schools Track and Field Championships - December

Costs: The athletics uniform is available from the School Shop (only needed if selected for Auckland Championships, North Island or National Championship)

Equipment: Spikes are optional

The Master in Charge of Athletics is Mr Blackwell. Students are able to speak to him in the Physical Education department during the School day or contact him via email.