Terms 1 and 4 (Summer)

Boys who participate in athletics are expected to compete regularly in Saturday competitions. Year 9 boys who are already a member of an athletics club when they come to College may compete for that club over the summer while training with the Christ’s College club. Success in this competition can lead to provincial selection.

Students in Years 10–13 compete in the U16 and U18 grades in the interclub competition held at Ngā Puna Wai on Saturday afternoons. Success at this level can lead to provincial selection.

At College, students have the opportunity to represent their House through heats, championship and non-championship events at the Athletics Sports Day held in Term 1. The age divisions for Sports Day are U14, Junior (U15), Intermediate (U16) and Senior, based on age as at 1 January.

A College athletics team is selected from these championships and competes in the Canterbury Secondary School Championships, and at South Island and NZ Secondary Schools events.

Master-in-charge: Graeme Christey – email hidden; JavaScript is required
Nga Puna Wai athletics facilities
Training: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (optional)
Uniform: College singlet, black shorts and College hoodie and track pants

Recent Success


  • 1st – U14 discus, shot put, and javelin at CSS Championships
  • 1st – U19 pole vault at SISS athletics meet
  • 1st – U19 400m at SISS athletics meet


  • Athletics NZ National Club Championships- 1st the U18 triple jump, 2nd U18 200m, 3rd U18 Long Jump


  • CSS Championships - 8 bronze, 10 silver and 7 Canterbury titles - record (U16 TJ)


  • NZ Track and Field Championships – 3 podium finishes – national title
  • SISS Championships – 6 bronze, 6 silver and 9 South Island titles – record (U15 discus)
  • CSS Championships – 8 bronze, 10 silver and 13 Canterbury titles – record (U15 discus) and (U15 triple jump)

Athletics Coaching Staff

Staff Graeme Christey 8656 2252 SQ

Graeme Christey

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Coach Tom Turner 2491 SQ

Tom Turner

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Coach Yo An Lin 2533 SQ

Yo-An Lin

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Coach Beverley Peterson 2497 SQ

Bev Peterson

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