Breaking news
  1. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  2. Cook Islands Games
  3. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  4. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  5. McSweyn Area Record
  6. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  7. Vale Keith Bade
  8. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  9. OAA COMPETITION COMMISSION: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
  10. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  11. AREA NEWS: FEBRUARY
  12. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  13. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  14. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  15. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  16. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  17. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  18. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  19. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  20. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  21. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  22. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  23. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  24. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  25. Doha Report: Day 8
  26. Doha Day 7: Report
  27. Doha Report: Day 6
  28. Doha Report: Day 3
  29. Doha – Day Two
  30. Day 1: Competition Begins
  31. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  32. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  33. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  34. PNG Hero Programme
  35. Sharon Toako Breaks PNG National Record
  36. Area News: November 2020
  37. Douglas Donaldson Wins 2020 Around Island Relay

Area Development Centre

The Area Development Centre (ADC) of the Oceania Region is part of the Development Strategy of IAAF and is located on the Gold Coast with the OAA. The ADC serves 20 Member Federations and 3 Associate Member Federations.

The main role of the ADC is to support the work of the Member Federations and providing a focal point for the program of development actions throughout Oceania.
ADCs are responsible for the implementation of the IAAF Development Program and the co-ordination of the development activities in their Region.

ADC’s were formally known as Regional Development Centres (RDCs). Since the opening of the first RDC in 1986, a wide variety of RDC activities have been carried out and much valuable experience has been gained.

The ADC Operational Policy is to improve the overall function of the network, and to encourage each ADC to take on greater responsibilities in the 21st century.
Activities of the ADC include:

  • Regular communication with the Member Federations of the region.
  • Education for coaches and technical officials.
  • Seminars and workshops for the other specialist personnel of Member Federations such as General Secretaries, competition organizers, sports medicine personnel, etc.
  • Co-ordination of grass root level courses for coaches, technical officials, etc. in the countries of their region.
  • Publication of regional technical bulletins and other materials.
  • Research projects.
  • International Training Camps for young athletes.

To carry out their work effectively coaches need proper education and training. The IAAF has established a world-wide Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS), featuring basic level courses taught in each country as well as advanced courses staged at the IAAF’s ADCs.

To participate in Coaches Education, please find further information on your member federations website.

Technical Officials are essential for the conduct of competitions. The IAAF has developed a Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS), featuring basic levels courses taught in each country as well as more advanced courses taught at the IAAF RDCs.

RDC Courses 2017

ADC Courses 2018

IAAF Member Federation Information