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Our MissionTo enable development in the sport of Athletics and to develop children and adults of all abilities through the promotion of coaching excellence, healthy lifestyles, positive attitudes and inclusiveness through family and community involvement in athletic activities.


Gold Coast Athletics Club is a single unified Athletics Club that can provide a pathway from Little Athletics through to Open age. Through our affiliations we are able to offer regular competitions on a Friday evening for 5 - 17 years at Pizzey Park Athletics facility and Queensland Athletics competitions in Brisbane and surrounding environs. These competitions provide a great social and competitive atmosphere and can lead to Regional, State and National meets.

About Gold Coast Athletics Club

The following information is about who we are at Gold Coast Athletics.

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  • Our Committee

    Our 2023/24 season Committee is.

    • Club President                                       Steve Langley
    • Centre Manager (Little Athletics)      Nicole Hoy
    • Secretary                                                 Joel Ottaway
    • Treasurer                                                Donna Smith
    • Registrar                                                 Leanne Boulton
    • Coaching Officer                                    Chris Lewis
    • Program Officer                                     Joel Ottaway
    • Officials Officer                                      Nicole Hoy
    • Grounds & Equipment Officer            David Potts
    • Canteen Covenor                                   Maree Gibbs
    • Records Officer                                      Lauren Moncur
    • Committee Member                              Mark Russell
    • Committee Member                              Brendan Schwarz
    • Committee Member                              Fiona Pryde
    • Committee Member                              Judi Hammans
    • Committee Member                              Nicole Jakich
  • Our Club Captains

    Our 2023/24 season Club Captains are.

    • Captain                       Olivia Boulton & Harry Osborne
    • Vice Captains            Summer Carkeet & Matilda Gibbs
  • Our Life Members

    Life Membership of Gold Coast Athletics Club Inc is offered to the following members who have provided long-term exemplary service to the Club.

    • Mr. Brian Czislowski
    • Mr. Terry Stevens
    • Mr. Geoff Batten
    • Mrs. Ann Johnson
    • Mrs. Vicki Stevens
    • Mr. Ken Johnson
    • Mr. Rangi Campbell
    • Mrs. Joan Walton
    • Mrs. Christine Anderson
    • Mr. Damian Scantlebury
    • Mrs. Terese Swan
    • Mr. Steven Langley
    • Mr. Chris Lewis
    • Mrs. Irene Langley
    • Mrs. Nicole Hoy
    • Mrs. Megan Stovin
  • Roll of Honour - Past & Present GCA Athletes Major Achievements

    The Gold Coast area has long been a nursery for amazing young athletes developing into national sporting heroes. Gold Coast Athletics has played a role with many of our athletes progressing into sport at the highest level whether it be the Australian Olympic Athletics Team or playing in any code of national football competitions.

    The following athletes have excelled in our sport of athletics.

    Katie Hayward   20km Race Walk   2020 Olympics, – 2019 World Championships, – 2019 World University Games – Gold & Teams Gold, – 2019 Oceania Championships  – Gold, – 2020 Oceania Championships – Silver, 2021 Oceania Championships – Silver, – 2019 Asian Championships – 4th, – 10,000m Race Walk   2018 World U20 Championships – 5th, – 2018 World Race Walking Teams Championships, – 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, – 7th, – 2019 Oceania Championships – U20 Gold, – 2022 Oceania Championships – Bronze.

    Sharon Jaklovsky-Smith   Heptathlon & Long Jump   1991 World Championships, – 1986 World Junior Championships, – 1986 Commonwealth Games, – 1990 Commonwealth Games – Silver, – Representing Netherlands   1996 Olympics, – 1995 World Championships, – 1997 World Championships, – 1999 World Championships, – 1995 World University Games – Silver, – 1994 European Championships.

    Ellie Beer   4×400 Relay   2020 Olympics, – 2019 World Championships, – 2019 World Relay Championships – 5th, – 2022 World U20 Championships, – 6th, – 2019 Oceania Championships, – Gold, – 400m   2022 World U20 Championships – 7th.

    Bree Masters   100m   2022 world Championships, – 2023 World Championships, – 2022 Commonwealth Games, – 4x100m Relay   2023 World Championships, – 2022 Commonwealth Games – Bronze, – 2022 Oceania Championships – Gold, – 2023 Oceania Championships – Gold.

    Murray Goodwin   4x400m Relay   2019 World Championships – 7th, – 2019 World Relay Championships, – 2018 Commonwealth Games, 400m   2017 Oceania Championships – Gold, – 2015 Stawall Gift winner.

    Dylan Grant   4x400m Relays   2007 World Championships – 6th, – 2014 World Relay Championships, – 2006 World U20 Championships, – 400m    2006 World U20 Championships, – 2007 World University Games – 5th.

    Charmaine Lucock   Pole Vault   2006 World U20 Championships – 7th, – 2003 World U18 Championships – Bronze, – 2007 World University Games – 4th.

    Kane Brigg   High Jump   2005 World U18 Championships – 6th, – World U20 Championships, – 2006 Commonwealth Games – 8th.

    Grace Brennan   Long Jump   2018 World U20 Championships – 7th, – 4x100m Relay   2018 World U20 Championships – 4th.

    Liam Georgilopoulos   Pole Vault    2022 World U20 Championships.

    Demii Maher-Smith   Long Jump   2010 Youth Olympics.

    Preston Degarnham   200m   2017 Oceania Championships U18 – Gold, – 110m Hurdles   2017 Oceania Championships U18 – Gold.

    Cooper Degarnham   400m Hurdles   2017 Oceania Championships U20 – Gold.

    Aaron Stubbs   100m   2009 Stawell Gift winner.

    Many of our athletes have been selected as members of Queensland and other State Athletics Teams with many Australian Champions and national records. Unfortunately, there are too many to list here.

    The following former members of Gold Coast Athletics went on to great achievements in other sports.

    Cameron McEvoy   Swimming   2012, 2016 & 2020 Olympic Games, – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2023 World Championships, – 2014 & 2018 Commonwealth Games, – 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, – 2011 World Junior Championships, 20 international medals.

    Ashleigh Gentle   Triathlon   2016 & 2020 Olympics, – 2017 World Championships – Gold & Silver, – 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold, – 2007, 2008 & 2010 World Junior Championships – Silver, Silver, Gold, – 2011-20 ITU World Triathlon Series – 2017 finished 2nd. WTC 70.3 series 2019 – present, – 29 podium finishes.

    Brandon Wakeling   Weightlifting   2020 Olympic Games, – 2018 World Championships, – 2018 & 2022 Commonwealth Games, – 2019 Pacific Games – Gold, – 2019 Oceania Championships – Gold.

    Brittaney Broben   Diving   2012 Olympics – Silver, – 2011 World Championships – Gold, – 2010 World Junior Championships – Silver.

    Tommy Oar   Football   Socceroos – 2014 World Cup, – 2011 U20 World Cup, – A-League – Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, – English Championship League – Ipswich Town, – Dutch Eredivisie League – FC Utrecht, – Cypriot 1st Division –  APOEL.

    Casey Dumont   Football    Matilda’s Goalkeeper, U17 & U20 Young Matilda’s, – A-League – Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers & Melbourne Victory, – 2022 Premiership & A-League Goalkeeper of the Year, – AFLW   2023 Hawthorn.

    Caleb Brown   Rugby Union   2008 Australian Rugby 7s team, – Super 14s Rugby -Queensland Reds, Western Force.

    Denan Kemp   Rugby League & Rugby Union   2008 Australian Rugby 7s team, NRL – Brisbane Broncos & New Zealand Warriors.

    Peter Norman   Touch Football   2015 World Cup Australian Team, – Queensland Team.

    Nick Riewoldt   AFL   2004, 06, 08, 09, 14 All Australian Team, – 2001-17 St Kilda.

    David Lonie   Gridiron   NFL punter – 2006 Washington Redskins, 2007-08 Green Bay Packers.

    Joel Wilkinson   AFL   2011-13 Gold Coast Suns,   Gridiron   2016 Arizona Cardinals, 2017 New York Giants.

    Candice Adams   Netball   Queensland Firebirds.

    Charlotte Hammans   AFLW   2020 Gold Coast Suns inaugural team, 2021- Carlton.

    Will Ashcroft   AFL   2023 Brisbane Lions

  • FAQs

    I’ve missed the start of the season, can I still sign my child up?

    Yes, you can sign your child up anytime or if you are a senior athlete you can sign up too. Unlike team sports where teams are selected at the start of the season, with athletics you can join any time throughout the season. Please be aware however, that track season finishes March/April.

    Can my child try Little Athletics to see if he likes it?

    Yes, we do have a trial for Little Athletes during the month of September. You can trial for two weeks at a cost of $20.00. After that if you want to keep going you must sign on.

    We have never done athletics before what can I expect on the first night?

    The first few competition nights can be quite hectic, so we make the program a simple one to try and make it as smooth as possible. We usually have approximately 100 trialing athletes and half of our registrations will be new, together with many of our returning athletes finishing winter sports and they may not start athletics until week 3 or later. This means we have lots of people not knowing what is going on. All we ask is don’t judge Little Athletics on the first few weeks and please bring your patience. in the end the nights turn out better than expected. It will be enjoyable for you and your budding athletes.

    I’ve been told that there is a lot of waiting at Little Athletics is that true?

    That can be the case at times however we do create our programs to minimise this. We have become quite adept at having 3 events happening on the track at the same time and we do have numerous throwing and jumping zones, so we are able to have a lot going on at once. You’ll be surprised at how much is happening. There may be some waiting on the track and with high jump for instance. You’ll quickly realise that Little Athletics is very social for the athletes as well as parents and you’ll find that the older athletes will use the wait time to “catch up” with their mates and the younger ones can be entertained with a game of “duck, duck, goose” or something similar.

    What happens at carnivals?

    There are 3 groups of carnivals – centre carnivals, regional championships and LAQ carnivals and championships.

    Centre carnivals are carnivals held by centres throughout SEQ and there would be one on somewhere nearly every weekend. These are generally not attended to by any committee members acting as club management. Families may choose to attend any of these and may attend as a small group of friends within age groups and can be great fun. Some clubs having been running these carnivals for years and do them well.

    Regional Championships are two carnivals each season – Relays held in November and Championships in February. These are very big events and will be supported by the club with club tents, banners, team managers etc.

    LAQ carnivals include Spring Carnival and Summer Carnival as well as a Winter Carnival in North Queensland. These are often supported with attending parents volunteering as team managers and club tents are available if volunteers are willing to help out. LAQ also have State Championships for multi events, relays and individual championships. These are usually supported by club management also, but volunteer assistance is always required.

    I’m too old for Little Athletics, what competition is there for me?

    Senior athletics is for athletes from 13 years old up. The under 14 -17-year age groups can compete in Little Athletics events as well as events held by Queensland Athletics. Those ages and older can choose to just compete at QA events. We will start to integrate some of our older athletes into our Friday night programs with intentions of creating a regular seniors club competition in the very near future. Stay tuned for updates.



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