About Us

Welcome to Gold Coast Victory


Gold Coast Victory has been established on the Gold Coast since 1969.

We have coaches of a very high standard across all athletics events.

​The Club caters for athletes of all ability levels, and provides opportunities for athletes to participate according to their aspirations - e.g. making new friends in a healthy sporting environment; learning new skills; becoming fitter, faster, or more coordinated; taking part in either local or Brisbane-based competitions.

Age groups are based on the age the athlete turns in that calendar year, and range from approximately 12 years to 20 years and above.

Club Committee Members

          2020-2021

President                      Andrew Arkinstall (Farmer) 

Vice President               Robyn Wales

Secretary                      Sharon Hannan

Treasurer/Registrar        Peter Hannan

Committee members      Brett Green

                                   Blade Rose

                                   Brighid Collins

                                   Ana Meuli

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.

 

Below at left is pictured the girls one-piece uniform from about 1986. At right are the current singlet top, and crop top, with the stylized GCV logo.

 

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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.