THROWING EVENTS

JOINING WITH OVA ENABLES MEMBERS TO COMPETE IN THROWS EVENTS SUCH AS SHOT PUT, Javelin, discus and the hammer throw.

About the throwing events

Throws events are held regularly at Athletics South Interclub and include Discus, Shot Put, Javelin and Hammer throw.

These events rotate on a weekly basis, with a combination of 2 or 3 of them are held at each event, but never all 4. This enables athletes to try all disciplines over a period of a few weeks, but still offers each event to achieve personal bests or qualifications every two weeks (Athletics South publish a calendar of event programs closer to the start of the season)

All ages will compete against each other but will have different weighted implements. Click here to view the chart of implement weights.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

You must be 10 years of age during the calendar year to compete in any event - with the exception of hammer throw where you must be 14, or 12 with Athletics South permission. Times of all events are advertised, which allows you to plan them and compete only when you want. 

OVA AND THE THROWS

OVA has a proud history in throwing events which include current and past state champions and record holders. Current Executive Officer of Athletics Tasmania Gabby Steele was an OVA thrower, representing Australia as World Junior Representative in Javelin in 1988.

Current state record holder in under 15 and 16 Javelin, Kaela Beechey is also a proud OVA member:

“I enjoy competing for OVA because of the friendly/family atmosphere and all the support and encouragement  I receive from the committee and other members.”

HOW DO I JOIN?

If you're interested in participating in the throwing disciplines of athletics, then we invite you to contact the OVA Southern Saints.

We arrange for someone to show you the basics and get you started in both training and competing, and if you would like further coaching, we put you on the appropriate pathway required to assist you reach your track and field goals - no matter how big or small.

GET IN TOUCH

For any further enquiries:

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OVA athlete Ava competes in the javelin at interclub