Old Boys United Athletics Club thanks the following Charitable Trusts for their generous support


Established in 1920, Old Boys United is one of the oldest athletics clubs in New Zealand

Track and Field

Old Boys United caters primarily to summer competing athletes in sprints, throws and jumps. Much of the Club’s competitive successes in track and field is attributable to high quality coaching and the year-long access which members have to all-weather training facilities (at Christchurch Boys’ High School).


Club Records

View the Club Records for all age groups.


Athletes range from high school aged athletes to senior athletes, with the emerging sprinter/jumper/thrower athletes from Christchurch-Avon’s children’s section tending to move across to OBU ranks as they graduate from the Children’s age grades. Athletes have the opportunity to compete during training, interclub, provincial and national meetings, with some going on to compete internationally.


Club Training Times

Mon - Fri: 3pm - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4:30
Sun: 9am – 12pm

Non members may use the track facilities outside these times but must pay a $5/usage fee

Cadets: Tuesday and Thursday 4:15pm-5:30pm from 19th September Training Plan for 2023/24 Season

Cadet fees

Before New Year $100
After New-Year, either
$75 for those who were in the Before New Year group and wish to continue
Or $100 if they are new to the programme.

Please deposit to the club bank account
12-3147-0432178-00 with your name as reference


The club in it's current form is the amalgamation of two clubs in 1988, ’Old Boys’ from 1920, and ’Marist United’ from 1935. More recently, the club has had many successes including 9 Olympic reps, 11 World Championship reps, 18 Commonwealth reps, over 20 National record holders and over 40 Canterbury record holders. A more detailed history of the club can be found here.


Club Registration

Club, Centre and Athletics NZ Registration

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Upcoming events and results


Club members train at the clubs all-weather track located at Christchurch Boys High School



PRESIDENT: Nick Bolton
PHONE: 021 622070
EMAIL: nickbolton@fastmail.com

PHONE: (03) 323 5758
EMAIL: pjdhenry@icloud.com

SECRETARY: Karen Forbes-Henry
PHONE: (03) 323 5758
EMAIL: pjdhenry@icloud.com

PHONE: 021 622070
EMAIL: nickbolton@fastmail.com

TREASURER: Glenys Thornhill
PHONE: (03) 354 2686
EMAIL: glenys.browne02@gmail.com


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