This season the Club Championships has taken on a new look. It will be a teams based competition that will match clubs head to head against one another. Clubs will form teams of a set number of athletes that will have to cover all the event positions on offer. Athletes will be award team points based on the finishing place in each event. Points will be added up across the whole team to determine who is the best club on the day.
Sydney Olympics Park Athletics Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127.
Click here to view a map of the venue location.
Athletes must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated club for the 2018/19 season. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.
Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2018-19 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in jumps events).
If you have not yet collected your competition numbers for the season, please see the bib pick-up desk, located in VIP Room 2.
Dual Athletes will need to make sure that they wear two bibs. They will wear their dual bib number given to them from their Little Athletics Center and will be able to pick up a second plastic bib from the bib pick-up desk to keep and wear for the rest of the season.
The NSW Club Championships is conducted in both men and women in the Under 11, Under 14, Under 17, Under 20, Open Masters 40 and Masters 50 age categories. All age groups are determined by age of the athlete on the 31st December 2018.
For masters age groups, all team members must be over 30 years. For the purpose of Club Championships, Masters ages are determined by the average age of the whole team combined. The age groups are determined by averages. For example, if a Masters 40 team has an athlete aged 35, they must also then have an athlete aged 45 for balance out the team to ensure that the average is 40 and above.
Junior athletes in the U11 and U14 age groups may only age up one age group category. Eg. an athlete who is aged in the U11 age group, may age up to the U14 age group. This athlete will not be allowed to age up into the U17 age group.
Clubs will be allowed to field teams of the following composition.
U11 - 4-8 Athletes
U14 - 5-10 Athletes
U17 - 6-12 Athletes
U20 - 6-12 Athletes
Open - 6-12 Athletes
Masters 40 - 6-12 Athletes
Masters 50 - 6-12 Athletes
Team Managers will need to provide competition management with a list of athletes in each team 60 minutes before the start of the first event for that age group. Team managers are not required to list what athlete is competing in each event.
An athlete may compete in multiple teams, as long as they are not within the same age/gender division.
Click here to view a copy of the 2018/2019 NSW Club Championships rules. (amended 13th Dec 2018)
Please note that no rules have been amended since the last version published on Tuesday, 11th Dec 2018 apart from Sprint Hurdles being removed from the Masters 40 and Masters 50 age divisions.
Please click here to view a copy of the team start list for all age divisions (as of 12:00pm, 13th Dec 2018)
Club admins will enter teams on behalf of athletes. There is no payment for clubs to enter teams. All athletes will be charged $10 to compete, which will be collected at the gate upon entry into the stadium. Spectators will enter for free.
There are no individual entries allowed into Club Championships. All athletes must compete as part of a club team.
The updated track timetable is now available here (as of 2:20pm, 15th Dec 2018)
The field timetable, which has not changed after the lightning policy was enforced, is available here.
Please review the final timetable carefully for the scheduled start times of your events.
The start time will be at 11pm, for track and field events.
Due to a discrepancy between Masters ages and hurdle specifications within age divisions, the Masters 40 and Masters 50 sprint hurdles events have been removed from the final timetable.
Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the timetable!
Event offering will be based on age groups.
U11 - 100m, 200m, 800m, Swedish Relay, High Jump, Discus.
U14 - 100m, 200m, 800m, Swedish Relay, Sprint Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus.
U17 - 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, Swedish Relay, Sprint Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Javelin.
U20 - 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, Swedish Relay, Sprint Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Javelin.
Open - 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, Swedish Relay, Sprint Hurdles, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Javelin.
Masters 40 - 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, Swedish Relay, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Javelin.
Masters 50 - 100m, 200m, 800m, 3000m, Swedish Relay, High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Javelin.
For the 100m, 200m, 800m, and 3000m, teams are required to fill 2 positions in these events. All other events only require 1 team member to compete. Teams cannot enter more than the required positions for each event.
U11 - 8 individual event positions
U14 - 10 individual event positions plus relay
U17 - 13 individual event positions plus relay
U20 - 13 individual event positions plus relay
Open - 13 individual event positions plus relay
Masters 40 - 13 individual event positions plus relay
Masters 50 - 13 individual event positions plus relay
Swedish Relay - this relay event consists of 100m, 300m, 200m and 400m, in that order.
Teams will be awarded points based on placings in each event. Points will be award from first to last place. The point scores allocation will be as follows;
1st - 1 point
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 3 points
4th - 4 points
5th - 5 points
The team will the lowest cumulative score will be the winner. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each age division.
On the Day Check-in:
All Team Managers must confirm each entry at least 60 minutes before the event is scheduled to start. It is suggested that each team manager, where possible, confirm all entries at the beginning of each day.
Regional and NSW Masters Association Teams:
Athletes from non-metropolitan clubs may, with the approval of Athletics NSW, combine with athletes from other clubs in their geographical area to form regional teams. Athletes from clubs in the Greater Western Sydney region may form a Greater Western Sydney regional team in 2018. ANSW have determined that the following clubs are included in the Greater Western Sydney region: Blacktown City Athletics Club, Blue Mountains Athletics Club, Camden Athletics Club, Girraween Athletics Club and Nepean District Athletics Club.
NSW Masters Association (NSWMA) members who are also members of an ANSW athletics club may compete for the NSWMA only with the written consent from the Team Manager of both their first claim club and the NSWMA. Such athletes may only compete for one club for the duration of the NSW Relay Championships. Click here to download the Masters Athlete Release Form.