Charlie Carr, in her second international competition, represented Norfolk Island at the Melanesian Athletics Championships in Port Vila, Vanuatu last. After mixed results at the Oceania Championships in Fiji in 2017, Charlie was keen to improve on her personal best performances in both the Girls Under 18 High Jump and the 200 metres.
Charlie tackled the High Jump on Thursday afternoon and returned to the track for the 200 metres on Friday afternoon. Rose Evans accompanied Charlie to the Championships and they were lodged at the Athletes village in the very comfortable environment of the Port Vila Holiday Inn.
Regional Championships Suva, Fiji 2017
Norfolk Island was proudly represented at the Oceania Athletics Area Championships in Suva Fiji by two Island girls. With over 600 athletes and 22 member federations represented, the competition was fierce however Norfolk made a big name for itself – even with the smallest federation team. Team Manager, Rose Evans was delighted to accompany athletes Charlie Carr (flag bearer) and Tayanita Robertson (team captain) to wave the Norfolk flag.
The weather in Fiji was unfavourable with rain and wind on most days. The girls adjusted well though and kept friendly dispositions towards other athletes, with many other competitors and officials commenting on how happy they always were.
Melanesian Championships Suva, Fiji 2016
Papua New Guinea 2015
Regional Championships Cairns, Queensland 2015
Melanesian Championships Rarotonga, Cook Islands 2014
Mini Pacific Games
Wallis & Futuna 2013
During the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis & Futuna, Norfolk Island resident Brianna Stephens won a Bronze Medal in the Open Women’s Hammer Throw event.
Eight months of training paid off for Brianna and her coach Brentt Jones (previous medal winner) and they are extremely happy with her progression and achievement in such a short time. Brianna travelled to Wallis & Futuna as the only representative from Norfolk Island and proudly carried the flag in the opening ceremony on Monday.
Her win proved that commitment, determination and persistence pay off when you put in the time and effort required to accomplish your goals.
Regional Championships Papeete, Tahiti 2013
Regional Championships CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA 2012
apia, samoa 2011
Athletics Norfolk Island was pleased to be able to compete in the ‘Oceania Regional Championships’ in Apia, Samoa 21-23 June 2011.
Travelling from Norfolk via New Zealand, the small team of only two, consisted of athlete- Daniel (Pickles) Griffiths; and coach -Tim Rogers. Daniel competed in the high jump event on day 1 of the competition alongside athletes from 22 federations from throughout the Pacific.
Athletics Norfolk Island was pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Daniel, allowing him to compete in his first major competition off-Island.
Regional Championships CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA 2010
Norfolk Island was pleased to represent at the Oceania Athletics in Cairns. Sam Taylor and Michael Griffiths worked hard by showing some great results in the final weeks of their training.
Both Michael (19 years) and Sam (16 years) competed in the Under 20's division in the Javelin and High jump events. In the final weeks of training both boys showed real improvements in their confidence and their ability. Though one of the smallest teams competing in the Championships (along with America Samoa), the boys presented some great results.
Accompanying Sam and Michael was Tim Rogers, Coach and Team Manager. Tim coached a range of school children to try and increase athletics on the Island which has been a great success.