Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I couldn’t make it to your Sign On Days. Can I register at any other time?
A. Yes, you can sign up online through our website or at any of our club competitions.
Q. How much does membership cost?
A. Full membership costs $225 for 9 years and under and $250 for 10 years and over. We also accept “Fair Play Vouchers” to eligible children/young people.
Q. How can I pay for membership?
A. Cash and EFTPOS/credit card facilities are available.
Q. Can I get a family discount?
A. Where three or more “immediate family” members take out full membership, a $50 discount will apply to the 3rd or more membership.
Q. When and where are your club competition nights?
A. Most Club competitions are held on Friday nights from 6:00pm along with a couple of Sunday twilight meets from 4pm at the Townsville Sports Reserve.
Q. When does the season start?
A. Our first club meet being Athlete and Parent Education Programs (APEP) which will be held on the 26th March 2021. Our official first club competition evening will be held on Friday 23rd April 2021 from 6pm with a warmup from 5:40pm.
Q. What is the Athlete and Parent Education Program (APEP)?
A. The Athlete and Parent Education Program is a pre-season club night which will run the same events as our club nights. This is an opportunity to educate parents and athletes of the basic rules and techniques, as well as the officiating procedures and safety procedures for athletes and parents. As a club run by volunteers, Parental involvement is essential for the timely and safe running of our competition nights.
Q. When are your training days and how much does it cost?
A.Training is provided by coaches accredited by Athletics Australia. Training is an additional fee per athlete, per session when held at the Townsville Sports Reserve (Red Track).
All Track casual use has an athlete fee of $3.40 paid upon entry at the Townsville Sports Reserve (Entry via Burke St Gates) Plus a Club training fee of $5 per Athlete per session to be paid to the coach prior to the commencement of each training session.
10 years - seniors will be on a Monday afternoon at 5pm – 6pm from the 19th April - 13th September.
7-9 year old’s will be on a Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm – 5:30pm from the 17th March - 15th September.
There will be no training at all on school or public holidays.
Cancellation of training due to rain will depend on how bad the rain is and a decision will be made by 1pm on training days via Facebook.
Q. How long does the season go for?
A. Our season begins in April and extends to the end of September culminating in the ANQ North Queensland Championships held in September. (middle weekend in the September school holidays)
Q. What extra costs are there?
A. Club uniforms (compulsory) and appropriate running shoes. Membership entitles our athletes to be able to nominate to compete at many track and field carnivals however these incur additional nomination fees. Optional (Not Compulsory) training for club members. All Track casual use has an athlete fee of $3.40 paid upon entry at the Townsville Sports Reserve (Entry via Burke St Gates) Plus a Club training fee of $5 per Athlete per session to be paid to the coach prior to the commencement of each training session.
Q. What does the club uniform consist of?
A. TNSAC shirt or singlet or crop top and plain black shorts or plain black bike pants. **Please note the new uniform is compulsory for 2021**
Q. How quickly can my child start athletics?
A. Athletes must be a minimum of five years of age by the 31st of December 2021 to be eligible for membership this season.
Q. Are there any older athletes in the club?
A. Yes, while most of our members are youths, we do cater for mature/masters aged and professional athletes.
Q. What other events are held throughout the North Queensland track and field season?
A. Athletics North Queensland assists in the running of many events throughout the year.
Full details are available on the ANQ website under the events tab or the following link: www.revolutionise.com.au/qldathletics/events/
Q. At what age can my child compete in spikes?
A. 10yrs & 11yrs: laned track events, long jump, high jump
12yrs: laned track events, all jumps, javelin
13yrs and over: all events except discus and shot put
Q. What do I do while my child is competing?
A. Parental involvement is essential for the timely and safe running of our competition nights. If there are not enough parents present with their children to run the events safely then an event may need to be cancelled.
Q. How do I qualify for an end of season trophy?
A. Athletes must attend a minimum of 50% of club competition nights to be eligible and all outstanding fees must be paid in full.
Q. What do I do if I’ve left something at the Sports Reserve?
A. Please see our volunteers at the registration desk on the following Friday night for collection of lost property.
Q. If I have a question or concern on a competition night whom should I speak to?
A. Please approach a committee member who can be identified by their white or blue polo shirt and name badge.