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2018 Hunter Schools Nitro Challenge

2018 Hunter Schools Nitro Challenge

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Thursday, 28 June 2018/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 10/08/2018 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Export event

The Hunter Nitro Schools Challenge - a rebranded, revamped, and revitalised schools-based athletics event based on the success of Nitro athletics - will be the most exciting brand of school athletics team-based competition yet!

All secondary schools in Greater Hunter Region are invited to enter as many teams as they wish into this year's Hunter Schools Nitro Challenge, which is to be held the famous "Blue Track" of the Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre.

Three age groups will see larger size teams compete in the first Hunter Nitro Schools Challenge with events that will require teams to work together in this unique nationwide competition. Teams will compete across a variety of track and field events.

Date: Friday 10th August, 2018 
Event times: 10:30am-3:30pm 
Location: Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre, 25 National Park St, Newcastle West (please click here to view a location of the venue) 


Team Entry

Online entries have now CLOSED. 

Please click here to see the start lists of all teams for all events (as of 9th August, 2018).

Please note that any teams entered online that do not compete on the day will not be charged, as long as the Competition Manager is notified at least 45 minutes prior to the first event of the day (i.e. no later than 9:45am)


Please click here to view a copy of the FINAL timetable (updated 9th August, 2018). - minor update to Int/Senior Girls Javelin throw

Medal presentations for each age/gender division will be made at the conclusion of the last event of the day.

Competition Rules (updated 26th July, 2018)

To view a full copy of the competition rules, events, event descriptions, and other important information regarding the Hunter Schools Nitro Challenge event, please click here. 

Please note that the minimum team requirement for the Intermediate and Senior teams has been decreased from 10 members to 9 members, in order for the schools to be eligible to progress to the National Nitro Schools Challenge. The Junior team minimum requirement has stayed at 6 members.

Additionally, the minimum team requirement to enter a Junior team has been decreased to 5 members, and for the Intermediate and Senior teams has been decreased to 6 members. Please note that teams who do not have the minimum number of members stated above will not be eligible to progress to the National Nitro Schools Challenge.

Online registration

To register your school's interest to participate at this year's event, please click here to be redirected to the online registration process. 

Online registrations will close at 9am, Monday, 6th August.


Online registration help guide

Please click here to access a step-by-step help guide to assist processing your school's team registration.


A draft timetable will be published here shortly.

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