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  2. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  3. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  4. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  5. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  6. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  7. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  8. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  9. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  10. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  11. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  12. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  13. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  14. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  15. Doha Report: Day 8
  16. Doha Day 7: Report
  17. Doha Report: Day 6
  18. Doha Report: Day 3
  19. Doha – Day Two
  20. Day 1: Competition Begins
  21. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  22. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  23. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  24. ONE YEAR TO GO: World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2021
  25. OAA: COVID-19 Update 1
  26. AREA NEWS: MARCH 2020
  27. World Athletics Heritage Plaque: Arthur Lydiard

High Performance Training Centre

The IAAF High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) of the Oceania Region is part of the Development Strategy of IAAF and one of 7 HPTCs around the world. Located on the Gold Coast it is attached to the OAA and is serving 20 Member Federations and 2 Associate Member Federations.

The High Performance Training Centre provides a centre of excellence for the training and development of international class athletes and coaches. The Centre is managed and supervised under IAAF control.

The first HPTC was opened by the IAAF in 1997 and the IAAF currently has seven Centres around the world: in Africa, Asia, NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean) and Oceania. Many athletes have benefited from time spent at the HPTC and have improved their performances at world level as a result.

In 2003 the IAAF had selected the Millennium Institute for Sport and Health in Auckland to host the HPTC for the Oceania Area. In 2011 the HPTC was then moved to the Gold Coast.

The athletes at the HPTC Gold Coast receive either short, middle or long term sponsorship from the IAAF or IOC.

The Oceania Athletics Association – High Performance Training Centre offers your athletes the option of  short term placements on the Gold Coast. The HPTC offers excellent living and training conditions for athletes staying at the HPTC and will be happy to welcome you. Please contact Yvonne Mullins, Executive Director, Oceania Athletics Association – yvonne@oceaniaathletics.com for applications and enquiries

HPTC Brochure

There are currently 4 Athletes living and training at the HPTC Gold Coast:

Patricia Taea, Cook Islands

Toea Wisil, Papua New Guinea

 

Theo Piniau, Papua New Guinea

Nazmie Marai, Papua New Guinea