Dick Quax remembered by leading athletes
Following the recent passing of Dick Quax, we chat to half-a-dozen athletics stars of yesteryear to share their memories of the former world 5000m record holder and 1976 Olympic silver medallist.
Five Minutes With Hannah Miller
Kiwi Distance-runner Hannah Miller is making waves this season with a series of impressive performances representing Southern Methodist University in the US. Here the 20-year-old Southlander and Oceania 1500m/5000m champion answers our Five Minutes With questions.
Eliza McCartney starred at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Eugene, setting an Oceania and NZ record of 4.85m which was also a Pre Classic meet record shared with Jen Suhr who won the contest on a countback. Eliza’s next Diamond League competition will be in Lausanne, Switzerland on 5 July.
Tom Walsh threw 21.84m in a stellar men’s shot put field at the Prefontaine Classic which was good enough for fourth place. Tom’s next Diamond League meet will be in Oslo, Norway on 7 June.
Camille Buscomb stopped off in Bengaluru, India for a 10km road race on her way to Europe for a series of track races.
Matt Baxter qualified for the NCAA Div 1 finals in the 10,000m and Olivia Burdon will run in Eugene in the 5000m final. The third Kiwi to qualify for the Div 1 finals is decathlete Aaron Booth.
For more information about these results, check out our latest two Weekly Roundup issues.
Weekly Roundup 28 May
Weekly Roundup 21 May
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New Regulations proposed
Athletics NZ have undertaken a project to revise and update it’s Regulations to better align with the Constitution, as well as responding to changing legal and sport requirements. As a consequence we have now completely revised the Regulations for the consideration of our membership.
The process for changing Regulations includes a period of 50 days consultation on any proposed changes. We therefore invite Members to consider the set of Consultation Draft Regulations
We welcome feedback and comment on these draft Regulations by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4 July, 2018. We will consider the feedback and the Athletics NZ Board will formally agree the final Regulations which will take effect.
Applications are invited for Board Members for Appointed and Elected positions on the Board of Athletics New Zealand. One appointed and two elected positions are to be filled this year. Sounds like you or someone you know? Check out the Appoint Better Boards information. Applications close 5 June 2018.
High Performance Topics
Recent updates from the HP Department:
Oceania Polynesian Championships team
Oceania Full & Half Marathon Championships
World Mountain Running Champs Team
Team Management vacancies
Oceania CE Championships
2018 World U20 Champs team
You can check out all the latest updates from our High Performance team HERE
Pathway to Podium Programme
The 2018 Pathway to Podium (P2P) recently kicked off with a camp in Auckland for the 26 athletes and their coaches. To find out more about the programme and to see who is in the squad for check out Pathway to Podium
NOC Coach Accreditation & Membership
As a sport, we are working hard to Professionalise Coaching – being a professional is much more than being paid for what you do. It means seeking a standard of excellence, constantly improving and incorporating the best knowledge and research in your field in order to get better at what you do every single day.
In April, our coach members and the coaching community were made aware of the impending changes to the Athletics NZ Coach Membership. These come into effect in June with the release of our new Accreditation and Membership.
Athletics was one of very few sports in NZ which did not require any formal accreditation or qualification to be recognised as a coach. From June 2018, accreditation will be based on a Coaches’ experience, learning and current competency. You can read about it HERE and be sure to check the Athletics NZ Coaching Facebook page and the Athletics NZ Coaching webpage for the opening of applications in June.
Athletics New Zealand Officials memberships for the current year are now available. We’d encourage all officials to join up so you can get all the benefits, information and support that Athletics New Zealand offers. Find out more and JOIN HERE
Some people have had a problem purchasing a family officials membership. We suggest you CLICK HERE to find out how you can join your family as one.
Where to find what you need
We have a lot of information for members and fans, it can sometimes seem a little daunting to locate what you want on our website, so here are some quick links:
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