Dates: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th January 2022.

Venue: Newtown Park, Wellington.

Entries: Entries have now closed.

Conditions of Entry: Click here.

Meeting Rules: Click here.

Event Programme: Click here.

Day 1, 2 and 3 Results: Click here.

Venue Access Requirements: Familiarise your athletics whānau with the venue access information (available here or by clicking on the image to the right) in preparation for attendance at the Games.

Athlete Access to the Venue: 

Competing athletes grade 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11: All clubs need to arrange for ONE designated person* from the club to collect the team pack containing the wrist bands for under 12 year old athletes. These athletes will need to have their allocated wrist band always attached to their wrist. This will be required to enter the venue from Thursday to Sunday.

*This representative will also uplift wristbands for their competing athletes who have recently turned 12 with birthdays between October 2021 and January 2022. These competing athletes will also need to have their allocated wrist band always attached to their wrist – to enter the venue from Thursday to Sunday.

Competing athletes who are 12 years 3 months and over: All remaining competing athletes who are 12 years 3 months and over at the time of the event will need to present their My Vaccine Pass at the gate entrance to receive their allocated wrist band and be able to access the venue from Thursday to Sunday.

Team Support People and Spectators Access to the Venue: All team support people and spectators will be verified at the entrance gate (please refer to the venue access requirements here). All pre-purchased event spectator 3-day passes need to be collected during the venue entry process.

Key Timings:

Please note that these are subject to change.

Thursday 6 January

  • Track open for athletes to use – 2.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Team pack pick up, Newtown Park Lounge – 2.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Team Managers Meeting, Newtown Park Lounge – 6.00pm
  • Officials Meeting, Newtown Park – 7.00pm

Friday 7 January

  • Athletes Assemble – 7.45am
  • Teams March Past – 8.15am*
  • Opening Ceremony – 8.30am
  • Official Opening – 8.50am
  • Competition Starts – 9.20am

*To further minimise the risk of COVID-19 the March Past/Opening Ceremony format for 2022 has been modified. Each club will need to appoint four competing children to represent their club in the March Past/Opening Ceremony on Friday. All other competing children must remain outside the fencing around the track during the march past/opening ceremony. Team managers are  encouraged to keep their other competing team members together as much as practically possible during the March Past/Opening Ceremony.

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 January

  • Competition Starts – 9.00am

Parking: Parking around the event venue – Newtown Park – is limited, but there are other parking options nearby:

National Hockey Stadium – located on Mount Albert Road and around a 5 minute walk from Newtown Park. Check the location here.

Martin Luckie Park – situated across the road from the Hockey Stadium and accessed from Lavaud Street. Check the location here.

MacAlister Park and Wakefield Park – both are situated on Adelaide Road, about a 10 minute walk from Newtown Park. Wakefield Park to stadium best route is via Lavaud Street stairs off Adelaide Road opposite Duppa Street bus stop.

Public Transport: The 3, 23, and 29 bus routes stop outside the gates to Newtown Park and are all available from Wellington Railway station.

Spectators: Tickets are available to purchase at the gate.

  • Adult (15+ years) one day pass – $7
  • Adults (15+ years) 3 day pass – $18
  • Children under the age of 15 are free

Merchandise: A range of Colgate Games Merchandise will be available to purchase at the venue. This includes the Event T-Shirts (stock is limited so pre-order to secure your size!). Find out more on our merchandise page here.

Event t-shirts: 2022 North Island Colgate Games pre-ordered t-shirts will be available to collect from the merchandise table at the event venue.

If you were unable to pre-order a t-shirt, or your size was out of stock, you can try on one of our sample t-shirts for size over the Colgate Games weekend, and then purchase as part of our second online pre-order.

The second online pre-order is open now (access here) and will close at 7pm, Monday 17 January. The second pre-order t-shirts will be sent to you directly and we anticipate these will be delivered in mid-February.