|Who We Are, What We Do|
Athletics is often mistaken to mean a variety of sports. It is actually the European term for Track and Field and its affiliated disciplines. Athletics is a year-around sport with both summer and winter seasons. The sport of running, jumping, and throwing events, is the oldest in the world, and is also the basis for all sports. The skills learned in Athletics can be used, to some degree, in all other sports.
Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) is the provincial organizing body for track and field, cross country running, race walking, and road racing. It is the official Branch of Athletics Canada. We offer programs to affiliated and non-affiliated participants annually, reaching some 8000 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers across New Brunswick. We receive operational funding through the Sport, Recreation, and Active Living Branch of the Department of Municipalities, Province of New Brunswick.
Who We Are
Individuals, Track & Field or Road Running Clubs, and Schools register with Athletics New Brunswick (ANB). Membership benefits for individuals, clubs and schools include:
- Information mail-outs containing information on up-coming events, clinics, and other developmental opportunities.
- Sanctioned major championship track & field events annually - both indoor and outdoor - and cross country championships that are open to members.
- Timex Road Race Series
- Opportunities to qualify for provincial teams, including Age Class, Canada Games, and Jeux de la Francophonie.
- Access to funding for athlete, coach, and officials development.
- Records and rankings. ANB Newsletter Hosting of web page (registered clubs only).
- Insurance coverage for members.
How Can We Help
Athletes who are registered with Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) are eligible to receive funding support for training and competitions when it is available. Additionally, Athletics New Brunswick makes recommendations to the Sport, recreation, and Active Living Branch (Department of Municipalities) regarding athletes deserving of High Performance Funding.
Athletes selected to be part of our Provincial Teams also have access to additional support based on their participation in the provincial teams programs.
Athletics New Brunswick (ANB), in addition to its program of competitions, works with other groups in New Brunswick to provide developmental programs to young people across New Brunswick. These include the "Fun In Athletics" and "Run - Jump - Throw" Programs offered to municipal recreation departments and elementary schools and the "Program for middle schools. These programs emphasize grassroots development and mass participation.
We also play a key role in the high school (NBIAA/AISNB) competitive program and the Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track & Field Program and stand ready to assist other organizations across New Brunswick which request our assistance.
Our year ends with Presentation of awards to outstanding individuals in all categories.
Coaches are an essential part of our sport, without whom our sport could not exist. Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) develops coaches through various programs such as hosting NCCP technical courses and practical clinics, seminars, and through funding to high performance coaches. Athletics New Brunswick selects and nominates registered coaches to both the Legion Team and our own Provincial Teams.
There are also special programs for our officials. These dedicated volunteers who officiate at competitions are encouraged to upgrade their officiating knowledge at clinics and seminars offered by Athletics New Brunswick. Some funding is provided for officials who must travel out of province to earn "national" credits at major national competitions.
The road racing program is carried out by Run New Brunswick, the road racing "arm" of Athletics New Brunswick. This autonomous committee of ANB is charged with the responsibility of organizing the annual road racing calendar which. This annual series of races provides road running athletes the opportunity to develop their talents by competing within their age group in an multi-race series with the top runners qualifying for the national championships.
During the Fall, September to November, each year, Athletics New Brunswick sanctions various cross country races across the province, including Provincial Championships. Funding permitting, ANB may give some financial support to top athletes at the Junior and Senior level to attend the National Cross Country Championships.