How did Eliza McCartney make it to the top?
Following her bronze medal-winning success in Rio 2016, Eliza McCartney’s profile in New Zealand and around the world has soared her into another stratosphere. Here the Kiwi vaulting superstar chats to Steve Landells about her journey to the Olympic podium.
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The Colgate Games are undoubtably one of the highlights of the children's athletics calendar . The 2017 Colgate Games will be in Hastings (North Island Games) 6-8 January and Invercargill (South Island Games) 13-15 January. The Colgates are for children aged 7-14 (at 31 Dec 2016) and are fun events that are often part of family summer holidays. Entries can only be made through clubs so if you are interested, get in touch with your club. For more information, head to North Island Colgate Games or South Island Colgate Games
Secondary Schools News
In four weeks 1500 Secondary School athletes will be descending on Douglas Track & Field in Waitakere, Auckland for the NZ Secondary Schools Track & Field and Road Race Championships on 2-4 December. The biggest athletics championship meeting in New Zealand, the NZ Secondary Schools are a fantastic event, showcasing the best young athletes in New Zealand, offering excitement, drama and athletic excellence. Entry is through schools and if you are an athletics fan, get to Waitakere in December.
We have a big contingent of masters athletes taking part in the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth which finish on Saturday. Here’s where you can find World Masters Champs Results. We’ll have many medallists returning home with gold, silver and bronze and resetting their goals for the North or South Island champs later in November and maybe for the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland next April. These athletes continue to inspire many younger athletes, so well done to all the Masters athletes.
Rankings & Records
The Rankings & Records section of our website has had a facelift, just in time for summer. With over 69,500 performances by more than 3,500 athletes, this is a fantastic source of information, It's one of the most popular sections of our web-based service to our members and fans with almost half a million page views over the last 12 months. Note: you may have to clear your browser cache the first time you visit the updated site to see the new pages in all their glory.
Rankings and Records web pages
Throwers – four days of athletics just for you! Athletics New Zealand’s Throwsfest 2016 brings together throwers and coaches (beginners to experts) from all over the country (and Australia). It’s straight after the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in Auckland. We’ve just announced big discounts for groups and numbers are filling up, so check it out. Love throwing? Then get to Throwsfest!
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Recent updates and announcements from our HP department:
2018 Athletics NZ Commonwealth Games Statement
2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Nomination Criteria
2017 IAAF World Cross Country Champs Selection Policy
2017 IAU 24hr World Champs Selection Policy
Other recent HP news can be found HERE
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