Old Boys United Athletics Club thanks the following Charitable Trusts for their generous support

about

Established in 1920, Old Boys United is one of the oldest athletics clubs in New Zealand

Track and Field

Old Boys United caters primarily to summer competing athletes in sprints, throws and jumps. Much of the Club’s competitive successes in track and field is attributable to high quality coaching and the year-long access which members have to all-weather training facilities (at Christchurch Boys’ High School).





Club Records

View the Club Records for all age groups.

Athletes

Athletes range from high school aged athletes to senior athletes, with the emerging sprinter/jumper/thrower athletes from Christchurch-Avon’s children’s section tending to move across to OBU ranks as they graduate from the Children’s age grades. Athletes have the opportunity to compete during training, interclub, provincial and national meetings, with some going on to compete internationally.



Club Training Times

Mon - Fri: 3pm - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4:30
Sun: 9am – 12pm

Cadets: Wednesday 4pm-5:30pm

Non members may use the track facilities outside these times but must pay a $5/usage fee

History

The club in it's current form is the amalgamation of two clubs in 1988, ’Old Boys’ from 1920, and ’Marist United’ from 1935. More recently, the club has had many successes including 9 Olympic reps, 11 World Championship reps, 18 Commonwealth reps, over 20 National record holders and over 40 Canterbury record holders. A more detailed history of the club can be found here.



events/results

Upcoming events and results

people

A selection of members, past and present from the club

Club Registration

Club, Centre and Athletics NZ Registration

Join or Renew your Athletics Membership

Contact

Club members train at the clubs all-weather track located at Christchurch Boys High School

Contacts

PRESIDENT: Nick Bolton
PHONE: 021 622070
EMAIL:
nick.bolton@clear.net.nz

VICE-PRESIDENT: Peter Henry
PHONE: (03) 323 5758
EMAIL: pete.henry@vodafone.co.nz

SECRETARY: Karen Forbes-Henry
PHONE: (03) 323 5758
EMAIL: pete.henry@vodafone.co.nz

REGISTRATION SECRETARY: Alan Tucker
PHONE: (03) 358 2032
EMAIL: alan.tucker@canterbury.ac.nz

TREASURER: Glenys Thornhill
PHONE: (03) 354 2686
EMAIL: glenysthornhill@hotmail.com

COACHING COORDINATOR: Philippa Keenan
PHONE: (03) 356 1221
EMAIL: pjkdesign@clear.net.nz

CLUB CAPTAIN: Kelsey Berryman
EMAIL: kberryman_4@hotmail.com

Address

Old Boys United Athetic Club
P.O.Box 1907
Christchurch
Web: cobu.info

Athletics Canterbury

Web: athletics.org.nz/canterbury

Athletics New Zealand

Web: athletics.org.nz