Tea Tree Gully Senior Athletics
Banksia Park, S.A. 5091
The Tea Tree Gully Senior Athletics Centre is an organisation formed to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop skills in track & field athletics and aid motor skill & co-ordination development in a fun family environment.
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The Tea Tree Gully Seniors Athletics Club competes at Santos Stadium during the summer season (Interclub competition). Tea Tree Gully has interclub teams in:
- Open A Grade Men
- Open B Grade Women
- U16, U18, U20 Boys & Girls
- Over 35 Men & Women
The club also competes during the winter cross country season. The club also has a fully equipped gym and training facilities at Bulkana Oval (click here for more info).
Tea Tree Gully Seniors are very fortunate to have a number of high profile athletes. Some of whom are:
- Mark Ormrod
- Represented Australia at the Athens Olympic Games 2004, winning SILVER in the 4 x 400m relay.
- Represented Australia at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, winning GOLD in the 4 x 400m relay.
- Represented Australia in the World Championships in Paris in 2003 in the 4 x 400m relay.
- Katrina Webb
- 2005/06 ASA Athlete of the Year With a Disability
- Gold Medal 400m Para Olympics Athens 2004
- Silver Medal 100m - Melbourne Commonwealth Games
- Tanya Van Heer Murphy
- Member of the Australian, Melbourne Comonwealth Games Track & Field Team 2006
- ASA 2005/2006 Di Burge Award
- ASA 2005/2006 Veteran Track & Field Athlete of the year
- Brendan Melville
- 2005/06 ASA Deb McKell Trophy
- Aaron Jelfs
- 2005 NaASAtional U14 Road, Cross Country and Walks Athlete of the Year
- ASA 2005/2006 U14 Track & Field Male Athlete of the year
- Sally Carter
- ASA 2005/2006 U16 Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year
The Senior Athletics Club was established at a public meeting held in the Supper Room at the Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, Modbury on Thursday 29th August 1975 at 8pm. The club founders saw the club as being part of a community complex that would offer the local area sporting and recreational facilities. The president at the time was Peter Hughes.
Over the years, the club has enjoyed many successes as a team, the most recent being:
- 2004/2005, 2005/2006 summer season OPEN A Grade Mens's Premiers
- 2004/2005 summer season OPEN B Grade Women's Runners Up
- 2004/2005, 2005/2006 summer season U20 Men's Premiers
- 2004/2005, 2005/2006 summer season U20 Women's Premiers
- 2005/2006 summer season U18 Boy's Premiers
- 2004/2005 summer season U18 Girl's Premiers
- 2004/2005 summer season U16 Boy's Premiers
- 2005/2006 Best Male Club - Junior State Championships
- 2005/2006 Best Male Club - State Track and Field Championships
Our Centre, like all other Centres, is affiliated with the Athletics South Australia (Athletics SA). Athletics SA organises various major athletic meetings during the year including championships. All athletes have the opportunity to compete at the SANTOS Sports Stadium in the summer season and Cross Country in the winter season.