University of Canterbury Athletic Club Children Section

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Key Dates for 2019/2020 Season


NEW MEMBERS Opening Night - 
Monday 14th October, 4.30pm to 6pm @ Westburn School, Wairakei Road

CLUB NIGHT - Wednesday 16th October, 5.15pm

Start dates for INTERCLUB SQUAD training
Field - Tuesday 8th October - Times to be confirmed
Track - Thursday 10th October - Times to be confirmed

OPENING INTERCLUB - Saturday 19th October, Nga Puna Wai



  • Prizegiving - 26 March When: Tuesday 26th March 2019   Time: 5.45pm to 6.45pm  (please note Prizegiving will start at 5.45pm sharp so please be seated by 5.35pm).  Location: Westburn School Hall, 257 Waimairi Road   • All Athletes will receive a certificate listing their Personal Bests (These will be given out at the end of Prizegiving) • There will also be trophies awarded for best Wednesday and InterClub athlete in each age group. • There will 24 Special cups and awards to be awarded.  • We will also be announcing our Club Champions! • Plus saying farewell to all our wonderful 14 year old athletes as they end their time in Childrens.  
    Posted Mar 24, 2019, 6:04 PM by UCjuniors Athletics
  • Club Champs and Club Night Information attached below
    Posted Feb 14, 2019, 7:44 PM by UCjuniors Athletics
  • AGM - 27 August 2018 UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY ATHLETICS CLUB CHILDRENS SECTION, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY THE 27TH OF AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM AT WESTBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL - KENNEDY ROOM, WAIMARI ROAD, CHRISTCHURCH.We would like as many of our members parents to attend as possible, this is your club run by the parents and volunteers and this is your chance to have input into the running of the club for the upcoming season.The committee is looking for a couple of new members, please come along to the AGM if you interested in coming on the committee, or talk to one of the current committee members to find out what is involved.Please attend as we need a quorum ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 3:33 PM by david.jackson@rippedorange.co.nz
  • Club Champs Day Hi All Parent Roster and Program for Sunday
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 9:08 PM by UCjuniors Athletics
  • Club Champs Feb 14 Hi all program for this week below
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 12:49 AM by UCjuniors Athletics
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Objectives: University of Canterbury Club night aims to encourage participation by 5 to 14 year old children in structured athletic activities in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Athletes learn new skills and at the same time stay healthy, have fun and make lots of new friends!!  The Club’s focus is to foster a positive attitude to fitness, help achieve sporting potential and provide a fun and friendly environment for the whole family.


Groups The children are grouped according to their age and gender from U7 to 14 years old. Each group will have a team leader that will provide them with coaching and encouragement through the season. Each group size limited to maximum of 10 athletes.


The Minis group is for all children Under 7 years old. this group use modified equipment and coaching techniques, specifically Run Jump Throw. Some events are modified to suit their stage of development however they compete in most events on competition nights.


Format for the season The basic format for the season will remain the same as in previous years where one week is a coaching night and the alternative week is a competition night.  On Competition night every athlete’s times and distances are recorded and a record of their personal bests are kept and always on display on the notice boards. Our emphasis on these nights is for the children to strive to achieve personal bests.