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Training Facilities

The Club has access to a number of developed facilities with a focus on two tracks in particular:

  • The Wilson, Caterer and Farr ovals at St Peter’s College, Hackney. This includes an all weather 110 metres 4 lane track, long and triple jump run ups and pits, marked 300 and 400 metres grass tracks, high jump apron, javelin run-up, a high standard pole vault facility, caged hammer and discus circles, a shot put circle and strinding boxes. Equipment for all athletic events is available to be used on these ovals. The club also has access to the school's gym and pool.
  • Athletics SA Stadium, Mile End. Coaches and athletes who wish to use this facility must make their own arrangements for again access to the venue and equipment.
 

Coaching and Training Information

St Peter's College Athletics Program:

St Peter's College offers Athletics as a Summer Sport and Cross Country as a Winter Sport for St Peter's College Students.

Keyneton Track Squad:

Contact: Head Coach Tony Keynes by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone: 0418 891 004. 

Keyneton Track Squad was founded in 2017 under the guidance of long-standing clubman Tony Keynes, and bears the name of the country town in which he grew up in. Primarily a sprints and multi-events squad, the group consists of many high level senior athletes, as well as enthusiastic all-rounders who enjoy training on a more casual basis. Much alike the head coach, the squad absolutely love a bit of hard work, and continue to forge a strong love/hate relationship with lactic. Currently consisting of around 15 members, the group are always warmly wiling to accept anyone wanting to have a crack at athletics, to get into shape, and, principally, to have some fun.

  • Track training sessions leading up to the summer season are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer season, at 5:27pm usually held either at the northern ovals of St Peter's College, SA Athletics Stadium, Uni Loop, or Robe Terrece.
  • Gym sessions are held at the St Peter's College Gym from 5:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading into the summer season and Mondays and Wednesdays in the summer season.
  • Throws and Jumps training is held on some Sundays at the northern ovals of St Peter's College.

Rick Wilson's squad

  • Based at the St Peter's College school from 4.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 100m through to 3000m, girls and boys from 12 years of age to adults
  • Mission: "to promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and give opportunities for success. Encourage self-discipline, goal setting and responsibility for your own actions"
  • Level 3 Coach
  • Affiliated with the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association
  • Contact: Telephone - (08) 83768408 or Mobile - 0447501817

Lio Ferrante's squad

  • Junior Development with a team of coaches skilled in Jumps, Hurdles, Multievents & Sprints
  • Coaching athletes of approximately 12yrs and older
  • Based at St Peter's College on Tuesdays and Thursdays (other days at SA Athletics Stadium as required)
  • Contact Lio Ferrante on 0408893535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robin Gorringe's squad

  • AA Level 4 Coach
  • Sprints, Middle & Long Distance, High Jump
  • Based at St Peter's College on most weekday afternoons
  • For students of Glenunga Internation High School coaching is available at the school on Tuesdays, Wednedays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30pm - 4:20pm

External Coaches

Athletes may register with the club and train with under the guidance of coaches not affiliated with the club. The club believes in satisfying the needs of the athlete and encouragement for them to achieve their potential. The club may be able to assist athletes to find coaches outside of the club who could assist them in training for specific events.

For confirmation and further information of the details above, contact the Club Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Joining the Saints Athletics Club Coaching Team

Whether you are an experienced or specialised coach or are looking to start your coaching career the Saints Athletics Club is interested in hearing from you. Please see here for more details on joining the club.