Children’s Events

Lake City has children’s events all year round


Children’s Athletics Season 2018-2019




Starting:  Tuesday 16th October 2018

Club Nights: Tuesday 4.45pm-5.45pm.
International Stadium, Ground 2, Devon Street.



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Lake City Children’s Athletics


Please refer to the kids newsletter for contact people for Ribbon day events or contact

  • 27th Oct 18, Whakatane Ribbon Day
  • 10th Nov 18, Te Awamutu Ribbon Day
  • 17th Nov 18, Fairfield Ribbon Day
  • 24th Nov 18, Lake City Ribbon Day
  • 1st Dec 18, Cambridge Pentathlon
  • 8th Dec 18, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Relay Champs
  • 4th-6th Jan 19, Colgate Games at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton
  • 9th Feb 19, Te Aroha Ribbon Day
  • 16th Feb 19, Tokoroa Ribbon Day
  • 2nd Mar 19, Paeroa Ribbon Day
  • 16th Mar 19, Waikato Champs at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton

WBOP Athletics Champs 2016


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Children to come along with a parent. April – October each year

Please refer to the Cross Country page for more information

Trout Fly

Come along with a parent for the event every second Thursday over summer.

Please refer to Adult Events – Trout Fly page for more information.

Lake City Children’s Events information

Our activities are a great for children no matter their abilities and fitness levels. They will help with being active, co-ordination skills, interacting with others, gaining confidence, self-esteem, team work, and fun. Plus the whole family can get involved.

Membership of the Club lasts for a whole year – it includes the Winter Cross-country and Road events as well as Junior Summer Athletics. Please refer to the registration form for the prices. This can be obtained by clicking on to the Home page on this website.
Note if taking part in the summer fortnightly Thursday evening Trout Fly series that there is a small fee charged for each run to cover food cost etc.

No expensive gear needed

For the first night, your child can turn up in normal shorts and shirt. Once they join, they will need plain black shorts and the Lake City singlet (please refer to the registration form for prices). We will give you an age patch to sew on, if you plan to compete on Ribbon Days or inter-club events.

Basic sneakers or flats are all that is needed for the field events. Bare-foot is fine while running on our track on training nights, but running shoes are necessary for Cross Country or Ribbon Days.


Junior Summer Athletics

In summer we have our exciting weekly athletics events at the track. Children are grouped by their ages, and they get to try the run, jump, or throw event each Club Night. Many are new at athletics, so most of the summer is simply practice at each event.

The coaches help and coach co-ordination skills, sprints, hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, and discus. Athletics is great for children of all abilities and fitness levels, with a wide variety of activities to get them active. They might not be sprinters, but could do well in throwing. It’s not about comparing yourself to others, but working on your own improvements.

At the season end, best achievements are recorded for each child, to be able to compare on a yearly basis and to measure improvements.

There are free Ribbon Days around the district open to all members. Ribbon Days are at the very social end of competition, held most Saturdays around the district. You don’t need to pay or sign up, you just turn up and take part. The aim is to get children involved, no matter their ability, so most do get ribbons.


Our Children’s Coaches/Helpers are senior athletes, retired members, or parents who have spent time learning the sport. They are all volunteers who enjoy teaching and watching children develop their motor skills to become confident young athletes of their own right. It’s great to see a child come out of their shell and give it their all!


There are various competitions to attend, such as Waikato-BOP Champs, Inter-provincials, the Twilight Event and Relay Champs.

Each year in January, Athletics NZ hold the Colgate Games for those children who would like to move up to competing with other children around New Zealand. Please keep reading the ‘kids news letters’ to know more about the events, when and where they are happening.

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