Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Thanks Jim – Athletics North Queensland

After a administration profession of over 16 years, the Operations Supervisor, Jim Minehane of Athletics North Queensland has introduced his retirement.

Jim has lengthy been thought to be a significant contributor to the expansion and growth of the game of Athletics.  He has devoted his life to athletics, starting in his youth as an distinctive athlete in sprints and jumps for Townsville Athletics Membership and Townsville North Star.  He has all through his profession utilized the identical diligence, persistence, and integrity to each matter.  Jim’s data and expertise is unsurpassed.

Jim was a key founding member of Athletics North Queensland in 1996, recognising the significance of assist the North. The affiliation was fashioned to supply North Queensland area with a united voice and to handle the wants of regional athletics golf equipment and their members which it continues to do in the present day.

As an worker, Jim began working with Athletics North Queensland in 2006 throughout a time when moreservices and alternatives have been being created for the North.  Since then, he has led a number of tasks and thru his management has supplied stronger alternatives for North Queenslanders.  A few of these tasks included the OZ Squad Camps, the Improvement Squads, officers’ schooling, teaching, establishing and strengthening the expansion of competitions within the north and the strategic planning of Athletics North Queensland.  He has been one of many key mentors in our sport sharing over 50 years of athletics data to the broader athletics group.

All through Jim’s athletics profession he has been the secretary of a number of golf equipment, later transitioning to serve on numerous boards together with Athletics North Queensland, Queensland Athletics and appearing as President of the Townsville Mixed Athletics Golf equipment. With Jim’s unbelievable dedication and exhausting work has led to many athletics  achievements inlcuding:

  • Australian Blind Championships 1994 – Monitor Referee
  • World Junior Championships 1996 – Jumps Referee
  • Sydney Olympics 2000 – Jumps Referee
  • Goodwill Video games 2001 – Mixed Occasions Referee
  • IAAF World Grand Prix Closing 2001 – Pole Vault Referee
  • Commonwealth Video games 2006 – Mixed Occasions Referee
  • Australian Walks Championships – Walks Referee
  • Quite a few Australian Monitor and Discipline Championships – Mixed Occasions, Jumps Referee, Monitor Referee
  • Quite a few Arafura Video games – Monitor and Discipline Referee

Like many directors within the sport, he volunteered his time to the affiliation and golf equipment to assist them develop.  This allowed him to construct sturdy bonds and friendships inside the athletics group that also exist in the present day.  Jim was awarded Life Membership of Athletics North Queensland in 2007, and is a Life member of Queensland Athletics, Athletics Australia and Ross River Athletics Membership.

 His dedication and work ethic within the workplace shall be missed.  His tireless contribution to athletics in North Queensland has laid a stable basis for the affiliation for years to return.

We want Jim all one of the best in his retirement and sit up for working with him as a volunteer official, lecturer, and mentor for a few years to return.

Jim accomplished his final day within the workplace on 5 July, celebrating his accomplishments with ANQ Board, Employees and fellow Life Members.

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