Grants & Awards


Athletics Canterbury recognises the achievements of our athletes and volunteers affiliated with us. Alongside the trophies and medals awarded for performances at an event, we also have awards given out over a year. These range from our “Shoe Clinic Athlete of the week” awards through to our Merit and Life Membership awards for those who have made a special contribution to the sport over many years.

Click on the links below to find out more details on these awards and the special people who have achieved them:

Overall Sport

Track and Field specific

  • Summer Shoe Clinic Athlete of the week
  • Meritorious achievement awards

Cross Country, Road and Trail specific


Athletics Canterbury offer grants to assist people within our sport to achieve their potential. This includes the Bill Richards Marathon Trust grants for those aspiring towards achieving success in marathon type running and grants such as the Lorna Overend awards for the winners of the senior, U18 and U20 women’s grades in the Canterbury Cross Country Championships.