Enfield Harriers

A Brief History

Enfield Harriers was started by Mr Gary Adair in April 1960 and entered the South Australian competition in ‘C’ grade. Ten years later Enfield Harriers became an ‘A’ grade club and the club has a long history of premiership pennants with the club being the champion club a number of times.

The club’s longest serving member is John Pearce who has been coaching and in the club for well over 30 years. Enfield Harriers has a proud history in having some of the best officials in the state who regularly officiate interstate at the major events. The club has had many Australian representatives at international competitions with the latest being Brooke Billett who won the Commonwealth Games Hammer throw in Melbourne 2006.

 

Location and Facilities

The club is located at St Albans Reserve in Clearview and due to the oval being cut into the side of a hill, makes it one of the most picturesque settings for an athletics oval. The grounds are well maintained and have a good grassed running track and synthetic surfaces, safety cages and sandpits for all athletic field events. The club rooms are used for many uses including change room, body conditioning, weight training and storage of equipment. The athletic equipment at St Albans is maintained to meet the demands of the elite and also the beginner with a wide variety of throwing weights and different size safety landing bags for jumps. The purchase of a new high jump bag and a pole vault landing bag are the latest in an attempt to maximize membership by providing safe training conditions. Enfield Harriers has seen upgrades on the oval over recent years and this has motivated many athletes to train more often.

Contact Details

PO Box 807, Prospect East, SA 5082

Email: enfield.harriers@gmail.com

Website

www.enfieldharriers.org

Commonwealth Games Champion, Brooke Billett, in action

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