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 “Get Started Vouchers”.


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, the two eldest family members will pay the full membership price for their age group. Subsequent family members will pay $50 off the full membership price for their age group.


Q. When and where are your club competition nights?

A. Most Club competitions are held on Friday nights from 6:00pm along with a few Saturday twilight meets from 3:30pm at the Townsville Sports Reserve.


Q. When does the season start?

A. Our first two meets being an Athlete and Parent Education Program (APEP) which will be held on the 3rd April 2020. Our first club competition will be held on the 24th April 2020.

Q. When are your training days and how much does it cost?

A. Training sessions are held on Monday afternoons for 7-9 year olds and Wednesday afternoons for 10 year olds and above. Sessions are conducted from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the Townsville Sports Reserve. Training sessions are $3 for our full membership holders ONLY. Training sessions for Non-members will cost $5.


Q. How long does the season go for?

A. Our season begins in April and extends to the end of September culminating in the Athletics North Queensland (ANQ) Championships usually held on the first weekend in the September school holidays.


Q. What extra costs are there?

A. Club uniforms (compulsory) and appropriate running shoes. Membership entitles athletes to be able to nominate to compete at many track and field carnivals however these incur additional nomination fees.

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.


Q. How quickly can my child start athletics?

A. Athletes must be a minimum of five years of age by the 31st of December 2020 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 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 ‘Competition’ tab.


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 purple polo shirt and name badge.

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North Ward, QLD 4810

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Competition Venue

14 Warburton St, North Ward QLD 4810, Townsville Sports Reserve.