Macquarie Hunter Athletics Club
Congratulations to all Macquarie Hunter athletes for an outstanding year of athletics. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2016-2017 Season!
Norm Johnson Memorial Award
This is the main club award and is based on Norm Johnson's philosophy of promoting excellence in young adults (U/13 - U/17). The award winner is selected from 4-6 athletes nominated by the coaching staff. Each nominee is then considered based on the following criteria which reflect the values that Norm Johnson stood for; 20% values, 30% attendance/representation, 30% performance, 20% interview.
2016 Nominees - Sophie Egginton, Teah MacPherson, Sarah Pickering, River-Deane Pentecost, Leroy Reid, Jai MacPherson.
2016 Winner - Teah MacPherson
Club Person of the Year – Sophie Egginton
AWD Participation – Bryce Lloyd, Caleb Black, Elizabeth Purkiss, Jamie Lewis-Hughes, Lleyton Lloyd, Mackenzie Wilson, Jasper Lloyd
Overall Club Pointscore – Latesha West
Overall Seasons Best – Mahli McIlwain
Overall Most Improved – Oliver Neusuess
Best Track Male Junior – Jacob Cook Best Field Male Junior – Cale Archard
Best Track Male Teenager – River-Deane Pentecost Best Field Male Teenager – Leroy Reid
Best Track Female Junior – Montana Monk Best Field Female Junior – Imogen Petrie
Best Track Female Teenager – Teah MacPherson Best Field Female Teenager – Chelsea Egginton
Macquarie Hunter Athletics was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of two Athletics clubs that were based out of the Hunter Sports Centre facility.
The two clubs -
Macquarie Shores Athletics and Hunter Track & Field identified synergies that by working together would form a club that provided a progressive path for Athletic development as well as a broad infrastructure that would support quality coaching and a professionally run weekly competition suitable for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Macquarie Hunter Athletics now focuses on the full spectrum of athletics fromTiny Tots through to Veterans and catering for athletes with a range of abilities from AWD athletes, Social Athletes, Club Competitors, Amateur representatives through to Professional Athletes.
We hope to make this year a memorable one for the Club both on and off the Track, keeping the philosophy of “Bringing Out The Best In All Athletes” and incorporating the committee’s vision of “Making Athletics a Fun Social Event for the Whole Family”.
Our program is based on bring Seniors and Juniors back together as one group, involving as many people as we can and to provide a foundation that promotes fun and enjoyment for all.
The Friday Carnival has been designed around programmes that cater for all members starting at 5.30pm. The young age groups will be competing in a 4 event programme while older age groups will have 5 events.
The AWD programme will continue on with a Saturday Morning Carnival commencing between 9.00am and 10.30am.
Our club has one of the most experienced group of coaches within the Hunter Region so if you are interested in “bringing out your best” in athletics, please utilise our coaching staff.
We run FREE “On-Track” training for non- Seniors during the athletics season on Wednesday's starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm. We cater for sprints, throws, middle distance, jumps and walks. For further information please contact our Executive of Coach, Steve Smith.
The club has many wonderful volunteers who do a magnificent job. However, we need more people assisting. So feel free to put your hand up to assist. We all have to start somewhere.
To all our athletes and parents, we wish you a very happy, healthy and fun athletics season that will hopefully bring out the best in you and we encourage all to embrace the sportsmanship and friendship the club has to offer this season. Have a great 2015/2016 season.