3 SA Athletes Selected to Commonwealth Games Team

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Courtesy of Athletics Australia The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today confirmed a talented 45athletes to the Australian team bound for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO). Declared members of the team by Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti in Melbourne earlier today, the talented squad of track and field charges is the first round of selected athletes […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy, Run Fast – A return to familiar surrounds has Clay Watkins in a good place

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Ahead of this week’s national championships and Commonwealth Games trials, Daniel Jervis-Bardy caught up with 400m specialist Clay Watkins as he attempts to regain the form that lead him to a 4th place in the 400m at the 2009 National Championships On the eve of the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships, Clay Watkins – South Australia’s […]

Athletics Australia Launches IAAF Nestlé Healthy Active Kids Athletics

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Courtesy of Athletics Australia IAAF Nestlé Healthy Active Kids’ Athletics will be piloted in approved Active After-School Communities as part of a push to boost athletics involvement and help children maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Athletics Australia Chief Executive Dallas O’Brien said the program, to be run by Athletics Australia representing the sport’s governing body, the International Association […]

Norma Thrower inducted in to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame

NormaThrower Hall of Fame Induction

With thanks to Athletics Australia and Paul Jenes OAM, Athletics Australia Statistician The full list of Hall of Fame Members can be accessed here Australian athletics has a rich history of success dating back over 100 years. In celebration of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding […]

SA Legend Norma Thrower to be Inducted in to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame

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With thanks to Athletics Australia www.athletics.com.au A trio of Australian Commonwealth Games champions, each of whom also stood on an Olympic Games victory dais will be inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame at the 2014 John Landy Lunch in Melbourne on Thursday 20 March. Long Jumper Gary Honey (Vic) will join javelin thrower Louise (McPaul) Currey (NSW) and South Australian […]

Athletics to Benefit From $400,000 in New Funding for SA Athletics Stadium


News Release - Saturday February 15, 2014  Minister Leon Bignell Minister for Tourism Minister for Recreation and Sport   $400,000 to improve SA Athletics Stadium Competitor and spectator viewing areas around the running track at SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End will be upgraded with the help of a $400,000 State Government grant. The funding has […]

Gayen to Lead Local Charge at Adelaide Track Classic

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Margaret Gayen (SA) headlines the local charge at the Adelaide Track Classic this Saturdaynight, with the Commonwealth Games hopeful keen to burst out of the blocks in the women’s 100m and 200m. Competing in the short sprints at the SA Athletics Stadium as part of her preparation to push for selection in the women’s long jump for Glasgow […]

Joe Stevens, Graham Billett and Rosemary Billett Receive Life Membership

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The long standing and wide-ranging contributions of three stalwarts of South Australian Athletics were recognised at Athletics SA’s Annual General Meeting on Monday night.  Joe Stevens, Graham Billet and Rosemary Billet will receive Life Membership in acknowledgement of their exceptional contribution to athletics in South Australia. Presently active as the President of Athletics SA, Joe […]

Rosie’s Challenge – Adelaide Track Classic Preview

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The ‘new’ Rosie Kelly is ready for the Adelaide Track Classic By Daniel Jervis-Bardy Re-energized after an offseason of change, South Australia’s Rosie Kelly is primed to challenge the regions best at Saturday’s Adelaide Track Classic. Speaking ahead of the third leg of the National Athletics Series, a typically jovial Kelly expressed her delight at […]

Richard Just Wants to Run – The South Australian distance runner who won’t give up

Richard Everest

On a perfect night in Adelaide in 2009, Richard Everest broke the Australian Junior 3000m record, replacing world championship bronze medallist Craig Mottrom as the fastest ever Australian junior over the distance. On the verge of Commonwealth Games selection, Everest had the world at his feet. Five years on, many people may be wondering what […]


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