The Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club is one of the largest junior athletics clubs in the Wellington region. Come and be a part of our Olympic team. At our club nights we run a variety of coaching stations including long jump, high jump, discus, shot put, sprints, reaction games, and IAAF kids activities. We also run the Athletics NZ Get Set Go programme for those aged 3 to 6 year olds.
Our members aged 7 to 15 can also compete at junior interclubs, North and South Island Colgate Games, Club Champs and Wellington Champs. And for college age and older there's the summer afternoon track meets such as the Grand Prix, Mini Meets, Regional League Meets and Wellington Centre Champs. We have a fantastic team of coaches with coaching options available most days of the week.
Starts: Our first club night for the 2020/21 summer season will be Wednesday 21 October 2020 through till Wednesday 16 December 2020. We have a break over the school holidays. We then start up again Wednesday 10 February 2021 and go through until Monday 10 March 2021.
Cost: $65 (usually $75) for Under 7s and $65 (usually $95 but lower due to Covid) for 7 to 14 year olds for the summer season. Family discount for those with three or more chlidren.
Venue: Grenada North Park, Nassau Street, Grenada North, Tawa (just off Jamaica Drive). Under 7s meet on the bottom park (by Carribean Drive) while those aged 7 and older meet up on the main football field on the same level as the carpark off Nassau Street. Bring warm clothes, sports shoes and a drink of water (and make sure you remember to take it all with you when you leave at the end of the night!). Club Night programme will be sent out prior to the club night to those who have registered.
Time: 6:00pm to 7:15pm for 7 to 14 year olds (please note the Get Set Go programme runs from 5.45pm to 6.45pm)
Format: Children rotate around three coaching/activity stations. Each club night finishes with a running race whether it's 60m, 80m, 100m or once around the track. Check out the programme for whats on each week.
Bring some cash: We always finish our club nights with a BBQ and some treats - a good way to feed the kids on the way home.
We also cater for college age athletes and older - we want you to continue on in the sport of athletics and cross country we have coaching for kids that want to improve or compete