Athletics

Athletics

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 Auckland Championships 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.

Training

Training takes place five mornings a week (from 7.30am), with some after school trainings for field events during the summer terms. An up-to-date training schedule is published at the beginning of each summer term. The expectation is that all athletes will come to two trainings for their specialist events.

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

  • Mr Blackwell - Coaching Overview, hurdles and relays
  • Mr Oates - Middle Distance
  • Ms Virgo - Javelin
  • * Mr Wyatt- sprints
  • * Mr Hall - shot put and discus

General Information

Terms played: Term 1 and National Championships late Term 4

Game days: There are various events in Term 1:

  • School Athletic Sports - early Term 1
  • Central Zonal Championships (alternating between Mount Smart Stadium and the Trusts Arena) - March
  • Greater Auckland Championships (Mount Smart Stadium) - March
  • North Island Championships - April
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships - December

Costs: There is a $30 Athletics registration for entry into the School Athletics Sports. The athletics uniform is available from the School Shop (and is 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.