The club was originally known as the Gladstone Amateur Athletics Club. Previous members advise us the Club started around 1956. In 1980 it was incorporated and become known as the Gladstone Athletics Club. With the affiliation of Little Athletics Queensland & Queensland Athletics, we provide a competitively modified athletic program for children aged 4 through to the mature age competitors, including persons with a disability/impairment. Our Membership base has remained reasonably steady over the past 5-10 years, making us one of the largest little athletics club in our Central Coast Region. Our home ground is also host to School Athletic Carnivals, Port Curtis Interschool Carnivals, as well as our annual Combined Events Carnival open to all Qld athletic clubs.
In 2009, The Gladstone Observer shared this story of Gladstone Athletics Club with the community:
SIXTY-FOUR years ago the Olympic torch passed through Gladstone as part of its journey from Greece to Melbourne for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
A 16-year old, Trevor Bohan (picture above), was one of the lucky locals, known as the “56ers”, who had the opportunity to carry the torch.
Bohan said Gladstone was lucky the relay came through, as the original plan was to bypass the Harbour City one it’s way between Rockhampton and Gin Gin.
He said they were told Gladstone needed an athletics club if it wanted to be part of the run.
“So that’s what we did,” Bohan said.
The birth of the region’s first athletics club allowed 111 local runners to carry the flame to Gladstone!
Shane Gibson (President)
Jo Gibson (Secretary)
Maree McKneil (Treasurer)
Melanie Bayntun (Media Officer)
Jane Corke (Registrar)
Kerryn Harris (Results Officer)
Carl Green (Coaching Coordinator)
Pat Denrinos (Fundraising & Grants Officer)
Jodie Logan (Tiny Tots coordinator)
Lilly Gibson & Nic Barton (Equipment Officers)
Amy McDonald (Admin Officer)
Gemma & Mack Geiger (General members)
Cliff & Deanna Price (General members)
Paul & Kelly Rogers (General members)
** Our club Committee is voted in at the AGM at the end of each season for the next year, and they meet every month.