We are a friendly and growing club belonging to Athletics Victoria’s White Zone based at the Bill Sewart Athletics Track. Prior to the 2013/14 season, we were in Eastern Region. We have competitors from Under 14 through to the Men's and Women's Open Teams. Junior age groups are U14, U16, U18, U20.
We have teams in the junior age groups, Men's Open Division 1 and Women's Open Division 1. In some teams younger athletes join the next higher age group team, if we are short on numbers so they can be part of a team.
For the track and field season (October - April) we have a Mens Open Division 1 team , Womens Open Division 1 and Junior teams. We are looking for new members in all teams to join our club.
If you want to compete in athletics this season, then our club might be the right one for you. We have some champions and quite a few more who are not. There are some vacancies in all our teams (especially Mens, Womens and Juniors) so no matter what standard you are or if you are looking for a relaxed and enjoyable club atmosphere, check us out. We encourage juniors and for those who are also Little Athletes, we have significantly reduced membership fees.
To compete for our club, you need only do one event in each round that you come along for, or you may want to do as many as you want. Its up to you as to what you want to do. You don't have to come along every week either. If you enjoy marathons or longer distances, you could try the 3000m or 5000m events. The heats are timed so you compete against athletes of similar ability to yourself.
The Shield season is the interclub competition for the summer but there are other competitions that you may be eligible for.
Membership of our club means you are also eligible to compete in State, National and International competitions, though you might still have to meet performance requirements and pay entry fees to them.
Our current club policy is to reimburse up to 2 event entry fees if you compete in Vic State Championships provided you compete in the AV Shield interclub competition and qualify for the Finals (even if your Team doesn;t make it) - ask a Committee members if you want more info.
Our excellent team spirit has helped us do well in the Athletics Victoria Shield interclub competition and
in the State Finals: see our results here.
Our athletes enjoy competing on Saturday afternoons and to make the State Finals is a nice bonus.
Cross Country is available during the Winter season. Athletics Victoria regularly updates their website for more information about the AV Shield Season. See our link for more information on our teams and events.
If you would like more information about our relaxed and friendly club, please contact us via our . For privacy reasons, we don’t include a contact phone number but we respond to email;s quickly!
Over 30? Over 40?
No worries! So are quite a few of our stalwart athletes. So rather than doing (or just doing) Masters, why not give us a go as well? As our athletes age gracefully, we would like to have a Mens Open 40+ team for track and field so give us a go!
Fun Runner or Recreational Runner?
Why not join us for a different challenge? See if you can improve your personal best times. Distance runs for us are 3km and 5km in the Interclub Competition (AV Shield). There are longer Athletics Victoria events you can participate in too, and in Winter there is also Cross Country. Your membership fees cover Summer (including interclub Shield) and Winter registration. There there are additional race day entry fees for Cross country and State/ National Championships if you compete in those. For more information about fees, please see our Join Us page or contact our Cross Country Coordinator here.
Parents of Little Athletes: Under 13 - Under 15 or Little Aths Youth Athletes
For parents of Little Athletes, you do not have to attend. There are no Duties that you must do, but if you would like to help then that’s OK. Quite a few of the parents stay and encourage; others share the transport duty. Of course, if you want the challenge… you can also join and compete! If your child is a Little Athlete or has just left, our club fees are quite reasonable. If applicable, the Nunawading Region (33) uniform can be used as our club uniform so there is no additional cost for an Athletics Nunawading senior club uniform.
Most of our juniors are from Little Athletics Nunawading or have recently graduated from it so you will know them as current or former U13--U15 athletes. We also welcome athletes from other Little Aths Centres. We encourage juniors to continue the athletics career by transitioning to the senior club whilst they are still at Little Athletics.
If you are 12yrs or older then it's a good time to begin your senior career. Little Athletes do enjoy the senior competition after doing Little Aths in the morning. Its not too much of a surprise to see a big improvement in your preferred events when you get different competition. Events are graded so athletes compete against other athletes of similar ability. A large proportion of our club and other East Region club athletes are juniors.
You do not have to compete in every event. Pick the ones you would like to do on the day and have fun, or just pick your favourite event.
The Seniors program is based around competing against other athletes of similar ability. For example in Sprints and Throws, you compete in the event with other people who have similar times or distances. In addition you also compete as part of the ANW team for your age group and you also have the opportunity to join in your team's relay event.
Its time to come back! If you have been associated with our club as an athlete or parent or official, or been part of the Little Athletics Nunawading scene then you are still a ‘Nunarunna’! (including jumpers, throwers, walkers and vaulters of course). We’d like to see you all return to ANW and enjoy our updated track at Nunawading.
Track and Field Training
We train at the Bill Sewart Athletics Track (BSAT) in Burwood. Melways Map: 62 C8
Usually Tuesday/ Thursday 5:30-6pm
But contact Adam for more info on coaches and training.
Pre-requisites for Competition:
Cross Country have a go in Winter