The Continental Tour in 2022 will begin in New Zealand, at the Potts Classic, and includes 12 Meetings in Oceania before criss-crossing the globe and each of the six (6) continental geographical areas.
The Continental Tour will be expanded in 2022 to include 4 levels, with the newly introduced Challenger Level, which was the previous Area Permit Meets.
More than 130 meetings, and 12 within Oceania, have been included in the Tour so far. The Tour is divided into 4 categories, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and the newly included Challenger. The status of each meeting determined by the quality of competition and prizemoney on offer.
The Continental Tour are the pathway to qualification for Major World Athletics events, and in 2022, that will be the World Championships to be held in Eugene, USA.
The 2022 Season will begin in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, with the Potts Classic. The Potts Classic was original Hawkes Bay meeting, and renamed after Sylvia and Allan Potts, after their passing. Sylvia represented New Zealand at the 1968 Olympic Games, and was coached by Allan during her career, and once retired joined Allan in coaching many young athletes at the Hastings Club.
Further information for each meeting, can be found through the Calendar on the Oceania Athletics Website.
22nd January Potts Classic Continental Tour Challenger
26th January Zatopek Continental Tour Challenger
30th January Cooks Classic Continental Tour Challenger
5th February Capital Classic Continental Tour Challenger
6th February Sola Powered Throws Meet Continental Tour Challenger
12th February Adelaide Invitational Continental Tour Challenger
17th February International Track Meet Continental Tour Bronze
20th February Sir Graeme Douglas International Continental Tour Bronze
12th March Melbourne Track Classic Continental Tour Bronze
19th March Sydney Track Classic Continental Tour Bronze
23rd March Night of 5s Continental Tour Challenger
9th April Brisbane Track Classic Continental Tour Silver
We are continuing to work with our Member Federations, Meeting Organisers and World Athletics regarding the differing circumstances and regulations with Covid-19. Should there be Any further changes or alterations to Meetings they will be published via the Oceania Athletics Website and Social Media channels.