Joining with OVA means members can compete in the 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.


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 has a proud history in throwing events which include current and past state champions and record holders. Current club committee member, Gabby Steele was a prominent OVA thrower, representing Australia as World Junior Representative in Javelin in 1988.

“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.”


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.


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 Ava competes in the javelin at interclub