Club Plays Vital Role in School Athletics Carnivals.

Since the club received funding in 2013 to purchase the electronic track timing equipment and photo finish camera worth just over $35,000.00, the district schools have been using our services to assist them at their districts school trials.  

During 2017, the club assisted at the Southern Suburbs School Trials, the Mackay District 10-12 Trials, the Rockhampton 12-19yr District Trials , the Mackay Secondary Schools District Trials and the Capricornia 10-12yr and 13-19yr Trials held in Rockhampton.  Our services include the photo finish equipment and operators and if required event entry setup and result data entry.  This is another way our club assists in our sporting community.  

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Do you have a Rebel Sport or Team Amart Sports Card?  Did you know by linking Mackay Athletics Club to your card, our club is credited with 5% off the value of your purchase when swiping your card at their registers. The Rebel Sport Community Kickbacks program helps us purchase equipment for the club.

To add our name to your card or to join the loyalty program and reap the benefits from the program, see the team at Mackay Rebel Sport at North Point Retail, North Mackay,  where you can pick up the cards in store and register immediately or take home and register online.  Full details and benefits are detailed on the Rebel Sport Website or in store.


The Mackay Athletics Club has been in discussions with the Mackay Regional Council and CQUniversity since 2011 on the possibility of establishing an Athletics facility with a synthetic surface track at the university site.  Since those first discussions, the council and university have embraced the idea together with establishing a sports precinct at the Mackay campus.

In August, CQU and after almost a year of discussions and planning ideas with community groups and sporting organisations, it made public the blueprint of the precinct which it hopes to secure funding to start construction within the next 12 months.  This precinct will offer modern facilities and be of great benefit to the Mackay Region offering a multitude of sports all within the CQU campus and also for use by community organisations.

An extract form the CQU Community Engagement website follows.

In early 2011, CQUniversity and Mackay Regional Council formed an innovative vision for a magnetic community sports precinct, which would work as a long term key sport and recreation hub for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region.

With 12 hectares of land available at its campus in Ooralea, CQUniversity Mackay saw this vision as an opportunity to provide community recreation, as well as more options for university students to engage in learning and research within the development.

The Precinct will integrate sports/health related training and education, benefiting both the University and the community through University-run clinics in remedial therapies, treatments and training.

It will also enhance access and participation for regional, rural and Indigenous community to sports and recreation facilities and enhance the broader community's awareness of and engagement with CQUniversity's activities and offerings.

The Precinct will have the ability to attract, retain and assist with the training regimes of local sports achievers who have previously moved away from the region in their pursuit of their field.


Click here to read the recent Daily Mercury articles on the plans

29 November 2011

30 November 2011           

30 March 2012

16 August 2013