Social Athletics

Social Athletics…
For Adults at Dunbar

We are running an 8 week athletics program on a Saturday morning warm starting at 10.15am on 25th November.

Just one track and then one field event per week.

Open to anyone born before 2005.

Cost $50 for the season. Refer below for registration link.

  • For Fun
  • For Fitness
  • For end of season points and medals

Planned program (all dates tbc)

25/11/23          100m & Shot (must be on week 1 program week)

9/12/23          400m, Discus & hammer (must be on week 2 program week)

16/12/23          200m,  long jump and javelin   (must be on week 1 program week) 

20/01/24         Ryde Games (Socials do same program as the U17’s)

27/01/24        100m, shot put and triple jump (must be on week 1 program week)

3/02/24         100mH/110mH, 800m & HJ (must be on a week 2 program week)

17/2/24             100m, 800m, javelin  (must be on week 1 program week)

24/02/24         400m, discus  &hammer(must be week 2 program)

02/03/24         100m , 100mH/110mH, high jump, 3000m, 1500 walk (must be on week 2 program week)

09/03/24       200m, long jump and triple jump, 1500m  (must be on week 1 program week)

16/03/24         Wang Family 100m Gift (back up points day or 800m relay (100m, 100m,  200m, 400m) 

The 1500m and 3000m can be run with the Little Athletes at 7.45am on alternate Saturdays for points. 

1500m walk can be contested with the Little Athletes at the end of week 2 competition. 

Please note only the first two runs of the season for the 1500m, 3000m and 1500m walk will count towards end of season points.  

If we get rained out we can do a mid week make up evening or miss a week

Program subject to change based on numbers and little A’s program.

Weeks may need to swap to match little A’s program week if we get rained out.


Little a weeks 

Date Week/Activity
9th Dec  Week 2
16th Dec Week 1
13th Jan  Week 2
20th Jan Ryde Games
27th Jan Week 1
3rd Feb Week 2
10th Feb Regionals
17th Feb Week 1
24th Feb Week 2
2nd March Week 1
9th March  Week 2 Last points 
16th March  Fun Day 


Can’t wait to see you at the track!

Dunbar Logistics

  • The track event will be first aiming for a 10.30 am start time. It will be the last track event of Little A’s just before the timing teams pack up the track.
  • Keep helping at your Little A’s event but start warming up about 10am.
  • We will make a PA announcement 15mins before the track event starts
  • After the track event you may go back to your helper location or start the field event straight away. Work together to make sure we can all have a go.

What Athletics NSW membership provides:

This season membership will be Athletics NSW where you will need to register as a Community Member – Ryde Social Athletics. Parents registered with ANSW as an open (Masters) Athlete are also eligible to compete at Social Athletics.

Other benefits are:

  • $50 registration fee for 365 day membership from the date you join.
  • Compete at Saturday morning Ryde Social Athletics – two events held on Saturdays including track, jumps and throws (program and dates tbc).
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Compete & break senior club records at the Ryde Senior Club Championships held twice yearly.
  • Access to free track coaching from Ryde Seniors’ coach
  • News updates from ANSW and Seniors Footprint newsletters keeping you informed throughout the season.
  • If you change your mind and want to do Masters, then there is the ability to convert to Masters membership at any time for only an additional $140 (ie. Your $50 paid to ANSW will be used as a credit).

Specifications and Uniforms

  • Events, weights and specifications are the same as the U17’s.
  • Not required to wear a uniform. They would be encouraged to wear colours similar to that of the Little Athletics Centre they are aligned to when participating at LANSW events.

Registrations and Results

  • Registrations via Athletics NSW. Select “New Athlete” then “Community Athlete”. Click here
  • Results recording – We are investigating if/how we can use timing solutions. Details TBC
  • The aim of this product is fun and encouraging family engagement.

Cost – $50


  • For existing seniors joining socials they get full unrestricted access to social athletics with medals and on line results for $10. Payable at the canteen on their first day.
  • Seniors Club Champs are usually held on a Sunday morning in November and February  at Dunbar. Dates TBC via fb and email. Depending on the day events offered include hammer throw, discus, 1500m, high jump, long jump, 100m 400m, 800m, triple jump, shot put, javelin and the 1500m walk. Results of all competitors are published in the Senior Footprint newsletter.
  •  Ryde Social Athletes can upgrade their membership during the season at a discount rate to be able to compete at all ANSW events. For further information on those events and contact details for registration see our Seniors Page.