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​The Athletics sub-committee manages cross country and track and field events. The inter-school cross country is held in Term 2 at Bicentennial Park, Queens Road, Hermit Park.

Inter-school athletics carnivals are held over 5 days in Term 3 at the Townsville Sports Reserve - these carnivals are commonly known as 'Red Track'. Schools are sorted into divisions by their enrolment numbers -  the six divisions are: A, B, C, D, E and F schools.

Curriculum Activity Risk Assessments (CARAs) are available on the cross country and track and field pages (event-specific).

2019 Executive

President - Michael Porter (The Cathedral School)

Vice-President - Glen Baker (Mundingburra State School)

Secretary - Toni Wilson (Wulguru State School)

A/Secretary - Peta Ballinger (Belgian Gardens State School)

Treasurer - Wanda Austin (Heatley State School)


recognising teacher involvement in Townsville School Sport -  athletics

5 years 10 years ​20 years
Ric Floyd Joan Applewaite ​Bill Nettle
​Debbie Quirk ​Toni Wilson​
​Ken Hultgren ​Laurel Buczynsky
​Russ Bates​ ​Verne Jack
​Michael Porter


  • Cross country

    The Townsville schools cross country carnival is conducted at Bicentennial Park one week before the NQ trials - cross country

  • Track and field

    The Townsville schools inter-school track and field carnivals are run over 5 days at the Townsville Sports Reserve