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The Mackay Athletics Club Inc. is an association providing participation in the sport of track & field. We aim to provide athletes of all ages with the opportunity to grow and develop through the sport of athletics. In line with this philosophy we have an award structure that rewards participation and improvement, while still recognising excellence.
The club provides members with well organised club events and carnivals, qualified coaching access and opportunities for athlete and volunteer development. We also provide other services to other clubs and schools throughout Mackay and regional districts.
We abide by a range of policies and codes of conduct that govern the sport for the protection and benefits for its members, volunteers and all in sport.
In 2019, after almost 35 years at the Mackay State High School Sports Field, the club has relocated to the Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex located at the Mackay CQ University campus on 193 Boundary Road, Ooralea.
Incorporated Association Number: IA32318
Australian Business Number (ABN) 12 275 181 659 - Not Registered for GST
Weekly competition is usualy held on Saturdays between March and October, from 12.30 to 3.30pm. On various occasions the Club may compete at carnivals or Inter Club Meets or club days may be held different days or night.
Athletes ideally compete in their own appointed age groups under the direction of an Age Marshall. Become a Marshall and lead your child in their group to the events, run them and record the results. Athletes are asked to respect and abide by the Age Marshall’s directions at all times, as they are only volunteers who are generously giving their time.
Each athlete is encouraged to compete in all the appointed events for that day. At field events (shot put, Long Jump, Discus etc) each athlete will be given three trials, except High Jump where the athlete will continue to jump until they record three consecutive failures. All athletes will have a result if they do the event. After each club day, the athlete will be given a results ticket, which will record the best of their trials at the field and track events.
The club holds the annual Mackay Track & Field Carnival, and is held over one or two days. The event is open to members of athletics clubs across Australia and non members are also welcome to participate (extra fee applies). Event registration is usually open at least 6 weeks beofre the date.
A smaller local meet is also arranged, the Mackay Interclub Meet, where we invite our members and other atletes from local athletics clubs to participate in.
Please check the Calendar tab for dates and details.
History & Structure
The club was first formed in 1984 as the Mackay Branch Little Athletics Centre and in 1996 expanded to incorporate Seniors and Veterans with the incorporation of Mackay Athletics Club. In 2003, the two separate incorporated bodies were amalgamated and became the Mackay Athletics Club Inc. The club was still then affiliated with both Queensland Little Athletics and Athletics North Queensland (ANQ). At the start of 2007, the club elected to affiliate solely with ANQ.
ANQ is the major regional provider of athletics, development and competition. ANQ supports all ages from 4 to 99 and includes juniors, open and masters athletes. It is a branch of Queensland Athletics (QA), which is a member of Athletics Australia (AA). In Queensland, it allows entry or selection into all QA approved carnivals and State Championships. It allows clubs to determine all of their award systems and offers regional training, coaching, development squads and camps, workshops and skills courses for coaches, athletes and officials. There are over 30 athletics clubs in Central and North Queensland affiliated with ANQ.
Mr Don Wilson
Mrs Julie Inkson
Ms Debbie Douglas
Mrs Jos Grech
Mr James Grech
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Mr Kevin Galea