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GP 3 Incorporating Auckland Teams Race

3 June 2021 • Uncategorized

For an update on upcoming Coaching Courses

31 May 2021 • Announcement

Ronan Lee storms home to win #XC2021 Round 2

31 May 2021 • Announcement

Samoan Language Week

17 May 2021 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Grand Prix Race Results

15 March 2021 • Announcement

Colgate Games 2022

5 March 2021 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Junior Championships 2021

5 March 2021 • Announcement

McKinnon Shield 9 – Competition update

5 March 2021 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Winter Competition Calendar

2 March 2021 • Announcement

Nationals update from Athletics New Zealand

28 February 2021 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Weekly Review – 1st March 2021

27 February 2021 • Announcement

Athletics NZ Track & Field Championships – Postponed

27 February 2021 • Events

World Athletics Continental Tour – Auckland

22 February 2021 • Announcement

Athletics NZ Child Safety and Member Welfare Update

18 February 2021 • Announcement

Auckland Stadiums Alert Level 2 Guidelines

16 February 2021 • Announcement

Auckland Grade 7-14yrs Championships Postponed

12 February 2021 • Announcement

Porritt Classic 2021

2 February 2021 • General

Officials C Track Seminar

29 January 2021 • Events

Cooks Classic

29 January 2021 • Events

North Island U16 & U18 Interprovincials

28 January 2021 • Coaching

Sprint Relay Session at Mt Smart #2 Arena

26 January 2021 • Events

Auckland Team to NZ Track & Field Champs

25 January 2021 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Championships – Entries closing

24 January 2021 • Announcement

Auckland Results – McKinnon Shield & Potts Classic

23 January 2021 • Announcement

Alana Barber sets new records at the Potts Classic

18 January 2021 • Announcement

Zoe Hobbs Record Breaking Run!

13 January 2021 • Announcement

Colgate Games Scholarships 2021

21 December 2020 • Announcement

NZ Schools Track & Field Selected Team

21 December 2020 • Announcement

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17 December 2020 • Announcement

Oceania Area Permit Preview- Night of 5’s

16 December 2020 • Announcement

Athletes Community Award Badge

9 December 2020 • Coaching

Athletics Auckland Junior Festival Meets

4 December 2020 • Announcement

Inter Provincial U16-U18 Auckland Team Named

20 November 2020 • Events

Oceania Athletics One Day Meetings 2020/21

18 November 2020 • General

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4 November 2020 • Events

Ingrid Frost Completes 300 Marathons

27 October 2020 • Events

NZ Road Race Championships

22 September 2020 • Uncategorized

North Sport Academy Junior Coaching Coordinator Vacancy

14 September 2020 • Announcement

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11 September 2020 • Announcement

Mt Smart #2 Arena

4 September 2020 • Announcement

Athletics Auckland Road Relays Cancelled

28 July 2020 • Events

Inter Provincial U16-U18 Newsletter One

26 July 2020 • Announcement

Cross Country & Road

22 July 2020 • General

Keegan Pitcher – Para Athlete

22 July 2020 • General

Anna Steven – Para Athlete T64

1 July 2020 • General

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Flashback Thursday – 14th May 2020

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Flashback Thursday – 7th May 2020

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2020 Cross Country & Road Season

22 July 2020 • General

Anna Steven - Para Athlete T64

Anna Steven – T64 Para Athlete

She’s an Athletics Auckland and Athletics New Zealand Record holder. AUT caught up with her recently.

We’re shining the spotlight on some of Athlete Development’s alumni who are doing great things in their chosen sport. Meet sprinter Anna Steven, who lets us know her sporting highlights and memories of her time at AD.

How did you get into athletics?
I attended a ‘welcome home’ event for the NZ athletics team that went to the Rio Olympics. During the event, one of the support staff came up to me and asked me a couple of questions about my involvement in sport and then suggested I try athletics. I thought why not give it a go and it all went from there really.

When did you join Athlete Development and what are your favourite memories?
I joined AD at the start of 2017. My favourite memories are getting to know some of the other people who were doing AD at the same time as me. I also really enjoyed the sessions where they split the group into teams and we did a series of mini competitions.

How do you feel AD helped you in terms of your overall strength and conditioning during your teen years?
I think AD helped me to gain a good understanding of how to do different strength and conditioning exercises with correct technique so I wouldn’t harm or injure myself. AD also pushed me to realise my potential and challenge my limits within a safe and supportive environment.

What have been your career highlights so far, and what are you hoping to achieve in the next few years?
Representing New Zealand at World Juniors in 2017 and World Champs last year have been the two big highlights of my athletics career so far, because I was able to wear the silver fern which was such a special feeling, and has so much meaning behind it. Over the next few years I’m aiming to represent NZ again at the Tokyo Paralympics and make some big performance improvements in both of my events (100m and 200m).

What would be your advice to a young athlete (aged 12-16) about balance as a teen who enjoys sport?
I think the most important thing, if you have a lot of things going on in your life, is to try and organise your time well. I think education is very important, so try and keep on top of your studies. Make sure that you are passionate about the sport/s you do and enjoy it because that will make it easier to balance with your other commitments. Also, try and make sure you get enough sleep. It can be a lot to manage, but just do your best and try not to stress too much if occasionally you can’t do things because you have so much on.

You can follow Anna’s journey on Instagram @annaathlete