Senior Club athletes can compete each Friday at Jimboomba in the U12 – U20 age groups.
Additionally QA and AA competitions provide excellent experience and opportunities for athletes wanting to pursue their own athletics goals alongside some of Australia’s most talented sports men and women. Athletes compete at major sporting venues around Brisbane including QSAC, UQ, Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast University. Nominations for each event are taken online and athletes can choose which competition and which events they wish to enter. QA State Championships are held at the end of the year with the first 3 place getters in each event moving on to Nationals. Additionally athletes meeting qualifying times and distances can also move on to Nationals.
By joining the Senior Club, athletes have access to events which are not included in Little Athletics such as pole vault, hammer and steeple chase.
Jimboomba Athletics uniquely have access to pole vault equipment and coaches. For athletes wanting to try something very different, training is available and our athletes have traditionally been very successful in QA and AA competitions.
Registered Senior Club athletes are eligible and encouraged to attend any of the club coaching sessions available at either Jimboomba or QSAC. Please contact individual coaches for more information.
Senior Club athletes pay for membership to Queensland Athletics and dual membership discounts (for QA and LAQ) are available. Please contact Ralph Newton directly on 0431 474 149 for more information. Alternatively email email@example.com
Note: it is possible to register online for QA however there may be extra charges incurred if done this way.
Queensland Athletics conduct Shield Meet competitions where Jimboomba Athletics competes as a team with each athlete scoring points depending on their age and resulting position.
Shield Meets not only offer a great team building and competition experience – they also offer opportunities to meet qualifying times and distances for the Queensland State Championships and Athletics Australia’s national competitions.
Jimboomba Little Athletics can only provide external competition for athletes up to age U17. However, there are many talented athletes at the centre who require wider competition, and want the opportunity to represent Queensland at the national championships and Australia at international events. Recognising this, the JLAC committee formed a close association with Jimboomba Athletics which is a senior amateur athletics club affiliated with Queensland Athletics and Athletics Australia. This partnership enables athletes who are aged over 10 to compete at events conducted by AA and QA associated organisations. It also enables athletes aged over 17 to compete at the club’s Friday evening competitions.
Over the years the club has had dozens of athletes compete at both Little Athletics and senior athletics events and represent both their state and country.
Athletes who have won national titles and medals include Mitchell Fekete, Ben Roberts, Maddison Aitkin, Sam Windsor, Ashley Moloney, Tianah List, Camryn Newton-Smith, Talosaga Kia, Felila Kia, Motootua Kia, Sam Schmidt, Zac Macdonald, Brandon Sammut, Michaela Roberts, Lindsay Newton-Smith, Braelan Renton, Kyle Haslam and Jessica Pickles.
Past members of Jimboomba Athletics also include Olympian Genevieve Gregson and Paralympian Torita Isaac.