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Whangarei Athletics Club

Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangarei 0112
PO Box 680, Whangarei

info@athleticswhangarei.co.nz

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Murray Ruffell

President

A Harrier man really but has taken the helm of the Athletics club since 2017. He has been involved in the club for many years along with his wife, Jan, & children.

Email: mkruffell@gmail.com

Gill Michel

Secretary & Facilities Manager

Responsible for the overall management of our club-rooms. This includes taking all bookings from people wanting to hire our rooms and being on site to open up and ensuring the building and grounds are kept clean and tidy. She handles all inquiries that come to the club and as first on call if the alarms are accidentally set off. She is also the club representative in the Northland Athletics and Gymnastics Stadium Trust (NAGST) that oversees the total management of the Trigg Sports Arena.

Email: info@athleticswhangarei.co.nz

Lucy Andrews

Treasurer

Joined the club and the committee in 2017. Took on the role of club development coordinator in 2019. Loves running any distance from 60m to 10 000m. Also a keen Hammer thrower.

Email: lucyvandrews@xtra.co.nz

Oringa Barach

Chair - Senior Athletics

A life member whose been in the club since 1993. Has had long stints on the committee as club president, club secretary, club captain & Harrier chairperson. Loves organizing events such as the 3 pigs, participating in club activities & socializing with the members. We don't know what we'd do without her!

Email: seniors@athleticswhangarei.co.nz

Morris Gray (Magic)

Registrations Officer

Registrations Officer

Oliver Tattersfield

Chair - Junior Athletics

Chair of junior athletics.

Email: juniors@athleticswhangarei.co.nz

Judith Stewart

Masters Representative

Has been a member since 2016. Has competed in many different aspects of athletics but the middle distance events are her specialty. At the World Masters Athletics Champs, she achieved gold in the 10,000m track and did a world record for the 3 km steeplechase many years ago.

Email: none

Ian Calder

Athletics Northland Representative

Athletics Northland Representative

Email: none

Anita Earl

Track and Field Statistician 

Email:  adrianearl@xtra.co.nz

Jan Ruffel

Publicity / T-Shirts

Email: janetteshanks970@gmail.com

Neville Rae

Representative on the Track Trust

Email: none

Ian Babe

Patron

First joined the club committee in 1956. Has been President several times.

Main interest areas in Athletics are governance, competition & coaching.

He has coached club members from entry level to National class & several athletes to international levels in a variety of disciplines & is still mentoring & coaching.

Email: ian.babe@xtra.co.nz