Located on the beautiful grounds of the UQ St Lucia Campus, the UQ Athletics Centre boasts an Olympic standard 8 lane synthetic track and state of the art grandstand able to accommodate up to 565 spectators.
UQ Athletics Centre in conjunction with UQ Sport Kids offers a wide range of track and field holiday clinics to keep your younger children and teenagers running, jumping and throwing all school holidays. It's a great way to learn about all of the events.
The main aim of the program is to improve ones own performance in athletics events and of course having some fun while doing this, so it doesn't matter if it's the first time your child has tried athletics. Though of course, if you have a sprint star or decathlete in the making, our experienced accredited coaches will help them towards achieving their personal best times again and again.
The School Holiday Athletics program is held at the UQ Athletics Centre at the St Lucia campus, Brisbane. Go to http://www.uqsport.com.au/kids-athletics-timetable for more details.
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre provides a wide variety of programs and events to keep you fit and entertained. Our experienced coaches and staff will be able to help in all aspects of athletics and have you achieving your personal best times, time and time again. Programs are available for all ages in a range of disciplines.
The UQ Athletics Centre plays host to a comprehensive selection of junior athletics programs designed to get kids excited about sport and fitness - including play athletics, lower and upper primary development, Sunday PM clinics, Sunday High Jump Flop, holiday clinics Pre District clinics. Find out more about the UQ Sport Athletics Centre junior athletics programs.
The athletics squad is designed for athletes who are looking to further develop their technique and skills. It covers sprints, hurdles, middle distance, cross country, jumps and throws.
Find out more about the UQ Sport Athletics Centre squad program.
Track and field clinics are run over each of the school holidays, to help kids improve their technique in the different athletic events. For beginners to representative athletes, our experienced accredited coaches will have children aiming for personal bests and at the same time, having fun achieving these. Find out more about the UQ Sport Athletics Centre Athletics Holiday Programs.
There's no excuse not to be active with what the UQ Athletics Centre has on offer for adults. Choose from Re Visit Track and Field, Squad coaching, Middle Distance, and Sprint Training. Find out more about the UQ Athletics Centre's adult athletics programs.
Individual coaching can be provided by one of the coaches in the Centre's coaching structure. The cost for such a session is dependant on the coach's fee schedule.
UQ Sport's athletics coaches are a team of enthusiastic, qualified and experienced trainers who know the importance of balancing the professionalism required to teach you whilst sustaining a fun and enjoyable environment. Find out more about our athletics coaches.
To enquire further please contact the UQ Sport Athletics Centre.
Let the UQ Sport Athletics Centre help you achieve track & field recognition
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre has established a reputation for providing quality athletics skill development programs to local primary and secondary schools. Using accredited coaches, our programs provide an active learning experience and developmental pathway for students to improve technical athletic skills in all track and field disciplines.
For information on coaching programs and to view the full suite of coaching, programs and services download the schools brochure (PDF).
Contact us to discuss how we can help provide structure and specialist coaching to meet your school’s needs.
Skill Development Program
A fun, skill-based physical activity sessions which focus on co-ordination and skill development in the following disciplines: Sprints, High-Jump (scissors), Long-Jump, Shot- Put, Middle Distance, Relay Running, Discus
Kids Athletics Program
Internationally recognised by the IAAF (International Amateur Athletics Federation), the Kids Athletics program is rapidly growing around the world and in many countries, becoming a part of the school curriculum. This team-based program introduces students to the fundamental athletics skills necessary for creating a solid base for future development. This program can be tailored to suit an intra/inter–school designated sports afternoon, or could also be delivered as a year level term-based program.
Athletics Enhancement Days
Enhancement Days are designed for secondary aged students who already have attained basic skill level in the fundamental track & field events. Coaches provide event specific instruction, teaching progressions and fun, challenging activities for athletes of all abilities. In the past, many schools have used Enhancement Days as the assessment component for their track and field module, or as a skill development day for entire year levels. Schools have also used these days for talent ID, PE assessment and/or preparation for inter school carnival. The program is 3 hours of expert coaching of pre-selected events on a rotational basis. Students are coached in specific drills, technique development, and provided with specialist training tactics. The day concludes with a mini –teams based competition.
Talent Identification Program (9-14 years)
This program is designed to talent test your new grade 8 ‘s or any year level in your primary or secondary school- and get a head start on who might be your new athletics school champion! Using a set standard of testing activities including sophisticated field testing such as timing gates and counter jump movement testing, a year group can be tested and evaluated to give you an indication of where they are at.
After School Athletics Programs
After school programs at the UQ Athletic Centre are a fantastic way for students to brush up on skills in the lead-up to intra/inter school sporting carnivals. With fully accredited coaches available to assist and critique technique, or simply provide a structured after school athletics programs that enables additional practice for students, our after school programs are highly sought after particularly by local schools that pride themselves on being recognised as a ‘School of Excellence’ in sporting the sporting arena.
Jet Feet Speed Development
This is a specialist program that increases speed, power and agility for a competitive edge. This program has been identified as a valuable cross-training program for increasing agility in multi-sprint sports such as your school’s open netball, touch football, soccer, tennis, and rugby teams.
Annual Teachers In-Service
The UQ Athletics Centre conducts an annual athletics Teacher In Service for primary and secondary teachers in the lead up to school track and field season. Coaches presenting at the In Service are all accredited and registered members of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association. Teachers from all sporting backgrounds and all levels of experience are encouraged to attend the course to learn/ get refreshed on coaching techniques, drills and games, and to revise the coaching principles of the track and field events.
Track hire- School Carnivals & Meets
The UQ Athletic centre is available for your school to utilise as part of your intra or inter school carnivals and competitions. For more information or to make a booking, please contact Tom Brandt on (07) 3365 6055
Periodic hire arrangements can be made and price can be negotiated with the bookings officer. With all bookings, it is important to book in advance to ensure availability. Please direct all court hire enquiries to our bookings office, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Reception on (07) 3365 6612.
For information on coaching programs and to view the full suite of Coaching, Programs and Services download the schools brochure (PDF).
Contact us to discuss how we can help provide structure and specialist coaching and meet your school's needs.
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre offers a wide range of regular events for you to come along and be involved with.
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre is once again proud to present the 1500m Classic. The event is scheduled for the evening of 7 November and will only feature 1500m events, ranging from a 1500m race walk, through to the elite men's and women's 1500m Classic races. The evnt has grown each year and we are looking forward to an even bigger event in 2013.
All competitors in the 1500m Classic must be registered with Queensland Athletics, or another state athletics association. Athletes not registered with Queensland Athletics will pay an additional $10 on top of their entry, which also includes a 12 month base membership with Queensland Athletics.
Entry prices can be found below:
|QLD Athletics Platinum Member||Free|
|UQ Athletics Club Member||$10.00|
|QLD Athletics Member||$12.00|
|QLD Athletics Non-Member (This includes QA 12 month base membership)||$22.00|
|Late Entry (All divisions)||$25.00|
Download an Entry Form. Entry forms must be received by 30 October.
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre conducted the successful UQ Sport Winter Meet Series in 2013. This nine meet series included the Secondary Schools All Comers Meet and the 1500m Classic.
The Winter Meet Series is open to any athlete aged 12 years and older, an exception is the 1500m Classic where athletes in the under 12 age division are able to compete as well.
In 2014, we will be conducting another UQ Sport Winter Meet Series, beginning with the 3000m Meet in May.
Watch this space for further information.
View results of recent meets here.
Juinior All Comers meets will continue to be run in 2014.
Go to UQ Sport Kids to view the timetable for the above meet and enrol online
The UQ Vs Sydney Uni Meet combined with a Club meet ( 12 years to Open) was held on April 19 from 6.30 pm at the UQ Sport Athletics Centre.
Results can be found below in Meet results.
This event is held in the September/October School Holidays each year.
The 3000 metre All Comers Meet in May comprises a number of 3000m seeded races, 2000 metres and 1000m races.
This event was held on Friday 24 May and in 2013 was conducted as part of the Qld Cross Country Cup.
The Great Court Race, also held in May, is one of the University's proudest traditions. Join in the fun and run the 636 metre lap of the Great Court in 2013. Find out more about this event.
Teacher In Service courses have been designed to provide teachers (from all sporting backgrounds and levels of experience) with basic coaching fundamentals, and innovative, ‘tried & tested’ coaching techniques that will facilitate the delivery of a high quality Athletics teaching program within their own school.
The presenters on the evening are all accredited and registered members of the Australian Track & Field Coaches Association. They are also actively involved in school athletics, and responsible for the delivery of the UQ Athletics Centre’s Coaching Program.
There are two Teacher in Service courses being offered this year, a primary course and a secondary course. The Primary course is geared towards training the skills and drills necessary to teach Athletics curriculum events for primary aged students. The secondary course is aimed at secondary aged students and introduces more advanced coaching techniques and strategies across most athletic events.
The 2013 Teacher in Service courses were offered on 26 April (Primary) and 10 May (Secondary).
Download a copy of the proposed program and registration form for the Teacher in Service Primary here
Download a copy of the proposed program and registration form for the Teacher in Service Secondary here
Booking of the track and fields at the UQ Sport Athletics Centre is subject to availability.
In most cases, the track and fields will be unavailable for public use when a booking is in place.
Please view the track bookings as of 16 December 2013. Please note: Other events may also have been booked prior to the date this was last updated.
To check the current availability of track and fields or to make a booking, please contact the UQ Sport Athletics Centre.
The UQ Athletics Club is Australia's leading university athletics club, having won the Australian University Games for ten consecutive years.
The Club caters for all events and athletes from beginner to elite level and boasts a number of rising stars and senior Olympic athletes.
UQAC prides itself on a fun, social, supportive and professional environment in which athletes of all abilities can keep fit and hopefully achieve their athletic potential. The club has no set training days but access to training can be sought through private coaches, who base their squads at UQ Sport Athletics Centre and/or UQ Sport Athletics Centre coaching programs.
To register with UQAC, please visit the Queensland Athletics website.
|Club contact||Club Registrar|
|Phone||0474 172 836|
|Commences||All year round|
|Venue||UQ Sport Athletics Centre|
|Training times||Individual squads vary, most afternoons from 4pm|
|Membership fees||An annual fee applies (This includes Queensland Athletics Registration which is necessary if you would like to represent the club at competitions. However, you can still train with UQ based squads and programs without being a registered member of the club).|
|Equipment||Equipment is available for all disciplines (sprints, middle distance, long distance, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, javelin, shot put, hammer throw, steeple chase, walks) as well as a number of training tools and strength and conditioning equipment.|
The UQ Sport Athletics Centre also houses a multi purpose room known as The Meeting Place that is available for hire for conferences, seminars and courses for groups of eight to 80 delegates. The unique location and open plan design of the room ensures your meeting, seminar, workshop or conference can be conducted in privacy and comfort.
For more information or to book please contact the UQ Sport Athletics Centre.