The Aspiring Athletes Club is an umbrella organization designed to meet the needs of a wide range of athletes – competitive and non competitive. The club calendar offers a summer and winter programme with a variety of activities from the traditional codes to the recreational and family fun events.
Our vision is to offer experiences for athletes ranging from the 5 year old, starting with joyful and experimental running, jumping and throwing, to the youth focused on personal health, cross training, competitive athletics, biking and orienteering, through to the adult and master looking to be active in recreational events or striving for excellence and awards.
We have a valuable partnership with Mt. Aspiring College (MAC) and are able to use the school grounds, gym and equipment. This is their contribution in helping to assist the growth and potential of the club and members.
The club’s training night is on Thursday afternoons on the MAC grounds in the summer and the Wanaka Primary School Hall in the winter.
Programmes are designed appropriately to age and the needs expressed by members on their registration forms.
The following are the membership categories and respective club fees. A summer and winter calendar will outline our club events, covered within the membership fee, and where additional events are offered, which incur special fees.
* There is also a $10 discount for each subsequent family member
* Membership year is 1 April to 31 March
* Entries to club competitions or specialist coaching clinics will be in addition to the membership fee.
Junior Member $50 (+$120 for competitive squad)
5 – 12 years
14 and under
Intermediate $65 (+ $150 for competitive squad)
14 and over
Adult Member $70
20 and Over
Supporting Member $10
20 and Over
Junior Biking Clinic $50/clinic series.
Orienteering $50/clinic series.
Special fees are optional for members but necessary for athletes who are looking to be involved in interclub events, competitions or specialist coaching clinics. These will be posted as the club calendar evolves. e.g. A specialist coaching clinic for high jump - would be approx $20 for 2 hours.
We welcome the support of volunteers, both on club nights and/or behind the scenes. This club is run by the community for the community and relies on a team of volunteers at all levels to ensure success and longevity. All hands are valuable so please add volunteer details and area of interest, on the registration form.
Note: It is necessary for each junior member to be accompanied by an adult volunteer to assist with the mechanics of club nights. This may involve such things as setting up equipment, raking a pit, or recording data. Full adult volunteer details are required on each junior’s registration form.
We have a coach development pathway available to all, ranging from levels preparing parents as ‘First Coach’ to the more advanced and movement specific levels of Development and High Performance.
Coaching Courses are posted on the calendar.
We have a wealth of community support ranging from cross generational family members, ex athletes, current athletes, professional trainers and coaches, and local organizations. Spear headed by a committee, we hope to best meet the needs of our members. Please call for enquiries. See our Contact page for details.
Also see our Code of Conduct
View our club constitution as a pdf