Welcome to the Gippsland Athletics Club
Gippsland Athletics club was founded in 1955. Our aim is to promote, encourage and improve athletic competition in the Gippsland Region. We offer a relaxed and friendly environment for individuals and families and encourage participation from all ages and abilities. Athletes compete in age groups from U14 up to Masters. Regular track and field competition is held from October to March on Tuesday evenings starting at 6.00pm at the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough.
Victorian Country Champs 2024
The Victorian Country championships for 2024 are done and dusted. Thankfully the Ballarat weather was kind to the athletes, not too hot or cold!
The club was represented by a small team consisting of Zaria Dalton (U/16 Women), Jack Doderico (Open Men), Stuart Dalton (40+ Men) and Simon Van Baalen (Open and 50+ Men).
Zaria had 2 great runs in the 100m (4th) and 200m (5th). This is her first countries in U/16 age group, so 2025 is looking promising for her after another 12 months of racing experience and development.
Jack is getting back into racing and aiming to get back into peak form. He had good runs in the 400m and 800m and achieved the target times he set for himself.
Stuart had a solid weekend, with an excellent Bronze medal and comp pb in the 40+ discus. He followed this up with a 5th place in the 40+ hammer, just out of the placings.
Simon Van Baalen had a very successful championships. Winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals from his 8 events.
The highlights being the 2 golds in 50+ Hammer and Discus, with 2 comp pb's and breaking the 2 championship records.
The Victorian Country Championship is a great, fun event each year and the small team represented our club with pride.
Congratulations to all on what you've managed to achieve.
2023 Vern Curnow Pentathlon
The annual Vern Curnow Pentathlon was held on Tuesday 12th of December 2023.
We were fortunate to be joined by a group of athletes from South Coast Athletics to ensure that there was competition for the perpetual trophy.
A great night was had by all and Gippsland Athletics would like to thank the athletes for their help with events on the night.
Full results for the night can be found in the results section but the results were as follows;
VERN CURNOW SHIELD PLACINGS – combined club scores
1st South Coast Athletics 9468
2nd Gippsland Athletics 5401
3rd Traralgon Harriers 541
A couple of stand out performances from the night were,
Womens Masters Pentathlon – Laura Tomic 1304 (929 previous record, Janine Wynen SCA 27/02/2018)
Womens U/14 200m – Zaria Dalton 27.06 (27.08 previous record, Angela Byrne SCA 23/11/2004)
2023-24 track season
2023-24 TRACK SEASON - started on Tuesday 3rd of October 2023.
The first 6 round of the 2022-23 Gippsland Athletics Summer season have now been completed.
We have been fortunate to have a regular number of competitors each week in variable weather conditions.
The stand out performances so far for the season -
Womens U/14 - Zaria Dalton running a great PB and just missing the U14 Womens 200m record.
Mens U/14 - Jack Riddle throwing a 12.23 shotput, just missing the 12.36m record set in 1994.
Mens Masters - Simon Van Baalen setting a number of records in discus and shotput, with lighter weights thanks to a new age bracket.
The summer track season will continue most Tuesdays (6pm) from early October to late February.
First time athletes are welcome for a two week trial, while it's preffered that returning athletes are registered with Athletics Victoria.
The fixture for the coming season can be found in the link below.
Download pdf copy of 2022/23 fixture
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We welcome our 2023/24 committee, in particular Justine Muir as our President. More details at our Information page
Joining and fees
The AV portal is 'live' for the 2023/24 season (April 1 - March 31).
Fees for the 2023/24 season have been released by Athletics Victoria and more information can be found on "Join" page for cost details and links to completing your registration.
2022/23 Presentation Dinner and AGM
The 2022/23 Club Presentation event will be held at the Yarragon Hotel, starting at 6:00pm, for tea, presentation and AGM.
Perpetual trophies and Medals will be awarded for last season's pentathlon.
Could you please advise of numbers via
It'd be great to catch up with as many members as possible over a meal, all be it a little late.