Above: 2020 Season Presentation Day
The North Star Recreation Club was formed on 12th April 1962 at Warrina Park, Currajong. Athletics was the stronger of the several sports played, so a change of name to Townsville North Star Amateur Athletic Club followed.
Over the years the grounds at Warrina Park have been built up from a dusty park to a well maintained community facility. The Club was incorporated on 2nd December 1988, becoming the Townsville North Star Athletics Club Inc. Affiliation with Queensland Athletics commenced in March 1995.
Townsville North Star has long been affiliated with Amateur Athletics and was a founding member of Athletics North Queensland in 1997. The original Club colours of yellow and black were replaced by the familiar purple, black and white in 1998. Athletics can be a lifelong interest with competition available from five years through to Masters. Amateur Athletics provides the pathway for athletes to progress through to the elite level and possibly to International competition. North Star caters for all levels of athletes.
In 2004 the Club moved its weekly competitions from Warrina Park to the Townsville Sports Reserve. This first class facility is one of only two tartan tracks in North Queensland and we are very privileged to be able to utilize it on a weekly basis.
In 2017, training & coaching moved to the Townsville Sports Reserve. Sadly we left the Warrina Clubhouse due to financial reasons and are in the process of moving to our new clubhouse situated behind the Townsville Sports Reserve located at 2A Rowland St, North Ward.