Joining with OVA enables members to compete in the jumps events, such as the long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault.

About the JUMPING events

Jumping events are always on at Athletics South interclub and alternate depending on what program is currently running.

Jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, with certain events best suiting different athletes.

Many competitors are involved in these events and all have a range of different ages and athletic abilities so it's most likely you will get a chance to compete against people of the same ability.

All four of these events involve different techniques in order to abide by the regulations.


OVA Southern Saints has had a lot of success in the jumps with people such as Pat Coleman who jumped over 7 meters in long jump and over 15 meters in triple jump, Ryan Haag who was jumping mid 14 meters in triple jump and Mitchell Walker and Ben Rickards who have both cleared 2 meters in high jump.

"I've been training with OVA coaches Dom and Rosemary for a few years now and have continued to improve - but really enjoy my long jumping.”


If you're interested in participating in the jumping 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.


For any further enquiries:

  • Leave us a message through our contact page.

  • Or if you're ready to jump on board, then Join OVA through our membership portal - Join OVA

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OVA athlete Bayley competes in the high jump.