About Us

Club Committee Members

          2019-2020

President                      Andrew Arkinstall (Farmer) 

Vice President               Robyn Wales

Secretary                      Sharon Hannan

Treasurer/Registrar        Peter Hannan

Committee members      Simon Hinton

                                   Brett Green

Volunteers Coordinator   TBA

History

 

The Gold Coast Athletics Club was established in June 1969. Over the first couple of decades of its existence, training venues changed many times – an oval at Paradise Point, the TAFE College oval at Benowa, and Miami Sate High School oval.

In 1986, the Club moved its training base to Pizzey Park at Miami. The Club remained there for a dozen years. This training venue is still used by the Gold Coast Little Athletics Centre.

There have been many changes to the uniform over the years as well. At right is pictured the girls one-piece uniform from about 1986.

 

In 1998 the Gold Coast City Athletics Track was established on ground leased by the Gold Coast City Council from the Griffith University Gold Coast. This facility is an all-weather training and competition venue situated in Student Centre Lane, Griffith University, Southport.

 

The Club moved its training base to the Gold Coast City Athletics Track in 1999. In the 1999/2000 season, Club registrations almost doubled, and have risen to approximately 250+ every year since.

 

In 2006 the Club merged with Victory Sports Athletics Club, and officially changed its name to “Gold Coast Victory Athletics Club Inc” in July of that year.

 

In 2013 the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) undertook a major rebuild and resurface of the track. In 2015 GCCC handed over the lease of the facility to Griffith University.

© created by Amelia Mumby