More children participate in athletics than any other sport offered at Tom Newby School. Athletics includes the following: sprints, hurdles, middle distance, long distance, shotput, long jump and high jump. Most of these components are included in the Smart Sport Programme. Tom Newby School was recently moved from the B league to the A league and the athletics coaches are determined to place in the top 3 positions within the next two years. In 2015, Sihle Maseko, participated at Provincial level and 8 of our athletes competed at the regional D17 Championships.
Grade 1 – 7 learners may participate.
Times, Venues, Practices and Matches
Pre-season preparation for athletics begins in Term 4 and the official athletics season runs from January to March. Various friendly and competitive competitions are arranged with local schools and schools that are situated in nearby towns.
Practice times and venues may vary – please consult the term schedule for details.
Tom Newby School arranges transport to away venues if parents are not able to assist.
Clothing and Equipment
Athletes wear the official school PT kit for practices. Tom Newby School provides an athletics kit for the players at official tournaments. Field event equipment is provided by the school. Players are required to provide the following: appropriate track/field event footwear.
Organiser: Chanaix Schutte – email@example.com