The purpose of this page is to clarify qualification for the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships for NQ Resident ANQ registered athletes.
If you are an NQ resident ANQ registered athlete, the 2018 ANQ Championships offered an opportunity to qualify for the 2019 Australian National Championships & 2019 Australian Junior Championships.
Here is how you could qualify through the 2018 ANQ Championships
- Be one of the top 2 NQ resident ANQ athletes in event at the 2018 ANQ Championships. This is regardless of whether athletes actually finished in the 1st or 2nd for the event overall. This ensures NQ resident athletes do not lose an opportunity to compete at nationals due to visiting non-NQ resident athlete competing at the ANQ Championships.
Stay tuned to QA & AA Facebook / Website to find out when nominations open.
Important Information for Junior Athletes (U14 to U20)
The following information is purposed to clarify qualifying for the Australian Junior Championships at the 2018 ANQ Championships.
The first 2 NQ Resident ANQ registered athletes in their age group as of the 31/12/2018 will automatically qualify for the 2019 Australian Junior Championships, competing in their age group as of the 31 December 2019.
Non-ANQ registered athletes should contact their State Athletic Association for their qualification standards for the 2019 Australian Junior Championships.
Athletes in the throwing and hurdle events, where their weights or hurdle heights change between 2018 and 2019 are allowed to compete in the next age group up at the ANQ Championships. This is to assist athletes to gauge performances for the 2018 Australian Junior/ Open Championships. These athletes will compete as exhibition athletes in the age group above and will not be entitled to medals, placings or automatic qualifiers. The affected athletes should email firstname.lastname@example.org after entering the online nominations in current age division.
Please note: Athletes who compete in the U20, U18 and U16 will receive automatic qualification based on their age NOT their event division. E.g. Four athletes will receive automatic qualification in the U18 age division (2 x 16 years of age, 2 x 17 years of age).
In 2019, the Australian Athletics Championships & Australian Junior Championships will be held together.