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Sports Shoes for Schools Initiative

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Thermoregulation Study

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Halberg Games 2022

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Auckland Track & Field Championships

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Welcome to the latest Colgate Games newsletter 11/11/21

Entries for the 2022 Colgate Games are now open and close Sunday 5 December.To support with managing entries, you will find information below on:

  • Latest Event Update + Protection Framework
  • Conditions of Entry
  • Entry Process Information for Clubs
  • Promoting the Colgate Games to Members
  • Sharing your Colgate Games Stories

We encourage you to share this information with your club members, and are here to help if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi nui,
Athletics New Zealand Team

In line with current government guidelines, the 2022 Colgate Games can only be held if New Zealand is at an orange or green light in the pending traffic light system within the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

The Colgate Games would be a vaccination certificate event with all attendees aged 12 and over needing to hold a current vaccination certificate to attend the event. For clarification this includes athletes, officials, volunteers, vendors, team managers, parents and spectators. We are awaiting confirmation from the Government on the requirements for children turning 12 after 1 December 2021 and will affirm this as soon as possible.

The Colgate Games entry deadline has been extended to 11.59pm Sunday 5 December.

In addition, entry fees from clubs will only be processed once the events are confirmed and the deadline for payments will be 31 December 2021.

Please note the events will need sufficient entries to go ahead, and we will update you on this as soon as is possible following closure of entries.

The Colgate Games programme will be going online this year and a physical copy will not be available for purchase. This is necessary in order to extend the entry closing date and also supports a more eco-friendly Games.

Read more here.

Venue: Newtown Park, Newtown, Wellington
Dates: Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 January 2022
Follow the Facebook Event for regular updates
Venue: Surrey Park, Glengarry, Invercargill
Dates: Friday 14, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 January 2022
Follow the Facebook Event for regular updates
All centres have received access information for the 2022 Colgate Games entry system to share with their clubs. If your club has completed the affiliation process with Athletics New Zealand, you should have received a username and password from your centre secretary.

If your club has not received this access information, please follow the steps below:

  1. Check your club’s affiliation. If your club is not yet affiliated, you can complete this process here.
  2. If your club is affiliated but you haven’t received your access information, contact your centre secretary. You can find their contact information here.

Taking entries from your club members: 

  • Clubs submit entries on behalf of their members
  • To do this, you will need your members to complete the entry form and send it back to your club administrator (or the person managing your Colgate Games entries)
  • You can share the form with your members on email or print and handout to them
  • We recommend setting a deadline a week before entries close on Sunday 5 December, for everyone to get their entry forms back to you
  • Entry fees from clubs will only be processed once the events are confirmed and the deadline for payments will be 31 December 2021

Below you will also find links to useful information about the entry process. If you have any questions please contact

Get your club behind the 2022 Colgate Games!

To let your members know entries are open for the 2022 Colgate Games, you may want to print and handout entry forms at your next club event.

We also suggest sharing an update on your club social media, in your next newsletter, or adding information to your website.

To support this, we have provided the following:

  • “Entries open” image for your social media – available to download here
  • Template social media post – available to download here
Help Promote the Colgate Games: We would love to hear any stories from your club or community relating to the Colgate Games that you think might be interesting for local media.

Do you have generations of Colgate Games athletes from the same family? Do some of your family groups use the event as their annual reunion? Do you have past-Colgate Games athletes from your club who have gone on to succeed in sport?

These stories can be great for sharing with media, growing awareness of the event (and of course your club!).

To submit any stories on behalf of your club or members, complete this questionnaire and send it to to share your story with us.

Athletics NZ is delighted to announce Kumon as a Supporting Partner of the Colgate Games.

The partnership between the world-leading provider of English and Mathematics afterschool education programmes and the Colgate Games will act as a boost to the hugely popular and iconic event which annually attracts more than 2,000 tamariki.

Under the partnership, Kumon will sponsor Athletics NZ’s 2022 Colgate Games to be held in Wellington (7-9 Jan) and Invercargill (14-16 Jan). Kumon will also support various local Athletics NZ events throughout 2022.

Athletics NZ CE Pete Pfitzinger said: “We are excited for Kumon to join the Colgate Games as a Supporting Partner. With over 2,000 tamariki attending each year, Kumon’s partnership will help us to continue to provide an amazing experience and support grassroots athletics.”

Bobby Nyoto of Kumon New Zealand said: “Kumon is thrilled to support an organisation like Athletics NZ that shares our passion for helping young people to reach their potential.

“We look forward to connecting with local families and communities who are involved with Athletics NZ”.

For more info on Kumon go to

Follow the South Island and North Island Colgate Games event pages on Facebook.

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us on and we will direct your query to the appropriate team member.