This is a Collection of all our most Frequently Asked Questions. The page is designed to help out new and existing members.
When you join Athletics East you can participate with any or all groups within the club. The current active groups are:
Athletics East Track & Field, Road & Cross Country
Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6pm. Train at ES Marks Memorial Field, Anzac Parade, Kensington Coachs:
Note: A track fee applies if training at ES Marks, which is collected by the Centennial Park & Moore Park Trust. Athletics East coaching fees are separate to the track use fees.
AE Fun Runners
Monday night 6.30pm Centennial Park (Paddington Gates nr Oxford St)
Interval training with Coach Wayne Morgan – Middle & Long Distance
Thursday night 6.30pm Centennial Park (Paddington Gates nr Oxford St)
5k run/walk with Coach Wayne Morgan
Saturday 8.00am Centennial Park (Paddington Gates nr Oxford St)
5k run/walk with Coach Wayne Morgan
Go to the Athletics NSW website (www.nswathletics.org.au) and register online, the club registrars will then contact you with your race number and welcome pack.
When joining AE you have two levels of fees:
AE club fees apply to social athletes, ANSW runners and officials. All members pay this fee. The fee structure varies depending if you are applying as an individual, family, youth or official.
ANSW also charges a fee which varies dependent on the type of membership you obtain.
ANSW are responsible for the summer and winter club premiership competitions as well as all state championship competitions. A registered athlete can compete in these competitions and is eligible to win medals and trophies.
ANSW fees – allow you to run as a point-scoring athlete for your club and covers you for training/competing injury insurance. As you member you receive email communications and member discounts to various products and services.
Club fees – assist with fund raising to cover expenses of news letter, relay team entries, voting rights, liability insurance and fun run club activities.
Due to the low club fees race entry fees can only be subsidised when competing for the club in ANSW events. These events usually incur an affordable entry fee. Unfortunately the club is unable to cover the costs of fun runs, multi-sport events, marathons & half-marathons (even if they are championship events) due to their high entry fees.
If you are a registered ANSW member there is insurance cover which is covered by the ANSW scheme. This will cover you while competing in any competition that is organised by ANSW or club runs organised by Athletics East. To be eligible for a claim while training you must be with an authorised training program set by your coach.
Note: Full details of this insurance coverage is available from ANSW
We have a number of qualified coaches in the club. Coaching fees are applicable at sessions run by a coach. The fees vary depending at what level you require assistance. If you are interested in working with a coach please contact the head coach who will advise you further.
As a registered ANSW athlete – you can compete in everything where you meet the qualifying standards Athletics Australia and Athletics NSW conducts plus fun runs and any club events.
As a club community athlete – in club organised events, any fun runs and events run by ANSW that are open to community runners.
Once you have registered for the season you should contact the club team manager, coaches or secretary at any time.
Yes, if you register with ANSW. Contact the team manager or head coach. All are welcome.
The year is split into two seasons:
Winter Premiership – Road and cross-country season April – September – consists of men and women races from ages U14 through to Masters age groups. Each year the club publishes a winter handbook which outlines all of the races, dates and distances.
Summer Premiership – A Club vs. Club track & field competition, State individual and relay championships, and national/veteran championships.
The committee runs the club at administration level. They are responsible for welfare of all athletes competing for the club with the mission statement “to help all athletes achieve their potential regardless of their age or ability”.
The committee’s work include recruitment of new members, compile the newsletter, organise fundraising, run special events, officiate at races, liaise with ANSW and be there for the members.
AE is a very democratic club. If you have questions or issues you’d like to raise please speak to a committee member and they can either raise the issue for you or you are free to attend any committee meeting. The more contribution we have the better we can make the club for our members. Additionally the AGM provides a good forum to have your say.
All members whether ANSW registered or not have equal voting rights. The AGM is held in October and notice of the meeting date will be given to members.
YES, YES, YES – The more people involved the more the club can do. Assistance at any level is most welcome. To make the club fun for it’s members the more socials, fun runs/rides/paddles etc the better. Your assistance in these areas would be greatly appreciated.
Yes the club has a wealth of talent in these areas. From Olympic officials & level IV coaches we have the qualified personnel to either introduce to a new interest or to act as mentor to further your skills. Coaching courses are available through the Australian Athletics Coaches Association. Assisting as an official at events provides the training required for Athletics Australia’s official’s accreditation.
Each October (after the club AGM) there is an award presentation night. Awards are presented on the following basis:
Most Improved Athlete (the most treasured award) – this might be a person who’s qualified at national or international level or it may be someone who’s been running for 5-6 years broken their 10k time by 10%. The winner can come from any area of the club.
Best male performance – selected by the committee for the ‘best’ performance by a member at any level.
Best female performance – for the ‘best’ performance by a member at any level.
Club person of the Year – for the member who’s shown commitment, dedication and achievement for the good of the club throughout the year. The winner can come from any area of the club.
Tony Brown Memorial Trophy – Awarded to a member of the club who has consistently competed and represented the club throughout the year.
Cedric Sidebottom Award – Encouragement award to recognise the community registered athlete’s effort and enthusiasm over the year.
Fun Runner of the Year – For the person who has achieved the most points for the year based on the Social Point Score calendar.
Cross Country Champion – Male and Female winners of the annual club Cross Country Race
Road Race Champion – Male and Female winners of the annual club Road Race
Winter Season Point Score Champion – Male and Female winners based on the highest score after the winter season racing calendar
The club uniform is worn when running in any ANSW event. The male uniform is singlet and shorts. Females have a choice of crop top & briefs (and or bike pants) or singlet and shorts.
Whereas it is not compulsory to wear club uniform in fun runs it is encouraged.
i.e. water stations, marshals, social events?
Yes being a marshal or assisting at a water station proves to be a great social occasion but more importantly usually are a fundraising activity for the club. Club members support us by helping out at these events they minimise the number of normal fundraising ventures such as raffles. A number of social events are held throughout the year. This provides a great opportunity for all members to get together and enjoy activities outside of training.
Anybody is welcome to submit anything at all; it doesn’t always have to be about sport, it can be just an interesting article. Send your articles to your group representative. (Information can be found on our Contact Page)