Club nights offer a mixed program of coaching and friendly competition for ages 5 to 14. They provide a great introduction to the techniques and skills required in each of the athletic disciples for new athletes and allow more experienced athletes to brush up on the basics and add an extra training session to their week.
We run the Athletics NZ 'Get Set Go' programme for children under 7 years old. Get Set Go is Athletics New Zealand’s foundation programme providing educational, developmentally appropriate fun activities for children aged 5-7 years. The program aims to build and develop children’s basic physical skills so that they can enjoy and feel confident progressing in athletics.
The club night programme for 7 and older is based around 3 sessions each Tuesday evening, with each session providing both coaching on basic techniques and approaches for that discipline and some competition.
For children new to athletics our programme ensures that they get the opportunity to learn the techniques and rules involved in each discipline so they can be confident competing both at interclub competitions and school events. Whilst for more experienced athletes, club nights offer a great chance to work on the basics in a fun and relaxed environment.
Papanui TocH is a parent and volunteer run club and we are always looking for new helpers and coaching assistants.
The club is able to offer coaching training so if you are enthusiastic about helping children to get excited by athletics and have some time you can contribute, we would love to hear from you!
We run junior club nights on Tueday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at our club base at Papanui High School. The 2017/18 Season will begin in the second half of October - stay tuned for opening night details as we get closer to the start of the season!.