Latest news
  1. Oceania Athletics Championships 2022 – Mackay, Australia
  2. Continental Tour 2022: Oceania
  3. World Athletics Veteran Pin
  4. Brian Roe – World Athletics Plaque of Merit
  5. Once-in-a-Lifetime Games; Privileged to be a Technical Official 
  6. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  7. Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut
  8. Oceania Athletics Tokyo2020 Event Previews
  9. Jonah Harris on Track to Create Nauru History
  10. Global Conversation
  12. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  13. Cook Islands Games
  14. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  15. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  16. McSweyn Area Record
  17. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  18. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  20. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  22. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  23. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  24. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  25. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  26. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  27. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  28. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  29. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  30. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  31. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  32. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  33. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  34. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  35. Doha Report: Day 8
  36. Doha Day 7: Report
  37. Doha Report: Day 6
  38. Doha Report: Day 3
  39. Doha – Day Two
  40. Day 1: Competition Begins
  41. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  42. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  43. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  44. Marshall Islands Athletics Federation heads to Jaluit Atol thanks to AOD Funding
  45. Oceania Continental Tour – One Day Meetings Event Grid
  46. Griffith Business School Scholarship
  47. Success in Fiji: Coaches Education
  48. Expressions of Interest: Coaches

2019 Oceania Athletics Association Championships

2019 Oceania Athletics Association Championships

The countdown to the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships has begun!

OAA Executive Director, Yvonne Mullins was joined by Townsville Enterprise CEO, Patricia O’Callaghan and North Queensland athletes Jake Doran and Nash Lowis for the announcement at Townsville Sports Reserve earlier today.

Townsville will host the Oceania Athletics Association (OAA) Championships from the 25 – 28 June next year, in what will be one of the biggest athletics competitions held in Australia in 2019, attracting Oceania’s finest track and field stars.

Over 500 athletes and 100 technical officials from the Oceania region will take part, as well as various activities and workshops for athletes and the Townsville community incorporated into the four-day event as a part of the ‘Festival of Athletics’.

The OAA Championships is the highest-level permit meet in the Oceania Region and will attract athletes chasing qualifiers for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

After been held in Townsville twice before in 1996 and 2004, OAA are excited to once again collaborate with Townsville Enterprise to host the OAA Championships next year.

Oceania Athletics Executive Director & Athletics North Queensland President, Yvonne Mullins is looking forward to taking the Championships back to Townsville for the third time.

“Oceania Athletics are delighted to be heading back to Townsville for a third edition of the Oceania Championships to be held in the city,” said Ms Mullins.

“The local support through Townsville Enterprise is greatly appreciated and will ensure that the event is world class.

“Athletics North Queensland have been a constant supporter of athletics in the Oceania Region – hosting past championship events and by sending the Regional Australia Team and Technical Officials to Oceania events throughout the region.

The Townsville Sports Reserve is one of the best regional facilities in Australia and again play host to what is shaping up as the biggest Oceania Championships ever.

“From a performance standpoint, the new IAAF World Championship qualification system means that the best athletes from around the Oceania area will be converging on Townsville for the Oceania Championships in just over a year with the intention of taking out the coveted Oceania Championship Title.”

Continuing its support of local events, Townsville Enterprise is proud to provide funding assistance to secure the Championships in Townsville.

“Townsville Enterprise is thrilled to assist in bringing the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships to Townsville through funding supplied by the Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund,” said Townsville Enterprise CEO, Patricia O’Callaghan.

“It’s anticipated that the four day event will inject almost $1.5 million into the Townsville North Queensland economy, generated by the projected 1675 event attendees, of which 650 will be competing.

“The carnival provides Townsville the opportunity to showcase its outstanding sporting facilities, as well as our extensive dining, shopping and tourism experiences on offer to competitors and their family and friends.”

Youth activities incorporated in the Festival of Athletics include an ‘adopt a school’ program with Pacific Island Federations and educational workshops that demonstrate effective use of social media, good nutrition and how to prevent injury.

For further information please see our event page