Running, Jumping and Throwing...​​​​​


The basics of all sports.  And where do you roll them all in to one?  Athletics of course! 


At Emerald and District Athletics, you can join from 4 years of age up to and including master's and participate in weekly home carnivals for fun and fitness. For those who like the challenge of competition, regional carnivals are held at places like Mackay, Longreach, Rockhampton, and Townsville.


We have qualified Coaches to assist athletes in the correct tecniques of each descipline.  There is an obvious pathway from being a junior athlete to a master's athlete, but have you ever thought of being a Coach or Official?  ANQ, our parent body, regularly hold Level 1 and  2 Coaching courses and Officials courses.  With the Brisbane Olympics 8 years away, you or your child could be officiating or competing. 


We have recently brought in a new uniform design to give our club a fresh new look and now our athletes have a choice between a singlet, long sleeve or crop top, as well as the traditional collared polo. These uniform items will be offered at a discounted price due to generous sponsorship from Fura, a company who operate in the local area. We are very grateful for their support of our club.


Weekly carnivals are held on Sunday afternoon at the Marist College Oval on Jeppesen Drive.  Parents are expected to assist with the running of the events e.g., raking pits, holding tape measures, or you may even join as a master's athlete yourself .  We hold regular committee meetings, where parents of athletes can join as parent reps,  or just attend and see what goes on behind the scenes. 


Looking forward to meeting you on the field, 


Wayne Gakowski 


Emerald and District Athletics Association Inc.


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