Welcome to Raymond Terrace Athletics Centre
We're located at Vi Barnett Field, Kangaroo St, Raymond Terrace
(behind the tennis courts). Location map - Click here
For cancellation enquiries, call 4983 1407 for a recorded message or check our facebook page - raymondterraceathletics
Our Centre began in 1976. We are a dual registered club (Little Athletics and Athletics NSW), offering competition from Under 6's through to Masters.
Our track is considered to be the best grass track in the Region. and we have synthetic run-ups for long and triple jump. We are fortunate to have qualified and experienced coaches in most events and offer free mid-week coaching sessions to our athletes.
We compete from the first Saturday in September until mid to late March. Athletes need to have been born in 2015 or earlier to register with us. There is no age limit – we have an athlete in his 70's! Our athletes range in ability from beginners to Australian representatives; including a Paralympic Champion.
Our primary aim is to bring together athletes and their families in a range of outdoor physical activities with family involvement. At least 1 parent per family is required to actively assist each week.
Emphasis is on “Run For Fun” and improvement of athletes’ own performances. A secondary objective is to provide athletes with a chance to compete at Zone, Regional, State, National and International levels.
Starting times and warm-ups
Weekly meets are held on Saturday mornings. There is a warm-up session at 8.15am for Under 6's to Under 12's. Athletes are encouraged to participate in the warm-up, as this is a vital part of competition. Even the youngest athlete risks injury without sufficient warm-up, no matter in which event they participate. The Under 13's to Masters have long hurdles, long distance walks and runs scheduled at 8.00am. At 8:15 are walks for U9's to U12's. Under 6's tto Under 12's begin their other events at 8.30am. Under 13 to Masters athletes at 9.00am.
Registrations are taken at our Centre on the last 3 Saturdays in August each year, from 10am till 1pm, although we do accept additional registrations throughout the season.
We also host an annual Pentathlon in October or November. For enquiries, call Deidre on 0418 962 185.