Welcome to Papanui Toc H Athletic Club

With a dedicated group of experienced coaches, Papanui Toc H is able to provide top level coaching across the full range of athletics disciplines. Coaching sessions are run at our Papanui facilities daily across the week and coaching is open to athletes from all clubs, with preference given to Papanui TocH club members. Please contact the Coaching Convenor if you are interested in finding out more about what coaching is available, and whether there is space for you.

Papanui TocH Coaching

Coaching at PToCH is provided by a dedicated group of skilled and experienced coaches based around facilities at the club’s Papanui High School headquarters. Coaching is available to athletes on a first come first served basis, and some coaches currently have very full squads so it is worthwhile discussing your needs with the appropriate coach as early as possible to avoid dissappointment.

Subject to capacity constraints, our coaches welcome athletes from both Papanui TocH and other clubs, although members of other clubs will be charged a small facility fee (curently $5 per session or $40 for the season).

None of our Senior coaches are paid by the club and some ask their athletes for a small fee to help cover their costs. Most coaches focus their squads on senior athletes (14+) and younger athletes are encouraged to dicuss their coaching needs with the Junior Club Captain or the Coaching Convenor

Core Strength and Fitness Programme

Every Monday night during both Summer and Winter seasons, Damian Neale runs a 60 minute core strength and fitness programme at the Graham Condon Gym adjacent our Papanui training facilities. The Sessions are suitable for juniors, seniors, parents and anyone else (member or otherwise) who would benefit from an energetic session combining elements of calisthenics, pilataes and yoga in an active class focussing on core strength and flexibility. The class costs $20/person/term, or $40/family/term.

Sprints and Hurdles Coaching

The Club is fortunate to have the services of three fantastic coaches running sprints and hurdles training for a range of senior athletes across the summer and shoulder seasons.

As one of Christchurch’s top vertical jumps clubs, PTocH is please to offer the services of a range of nationally recognized coaches across both high jump and pole vault.

Throws Coaching


Discus and Shot-put coaching at the club benefits from the immense experience of throws coach Andrea Hall. Andrea has coached a number of high performance throwers over her many years of coaching at the club. Andrea is available to seniors on Sunday afternoons.

Long Jump/Triple Jump Coaching

Brian Cowan and Anita Sutherland run horizontal jumps sessions at 12:45-1:45 on Sundays and 4-5:30 on Thursdays. 

Middle and Long Distance Coaching

With a long history in cross country, road racing and middle distance track events, PTocH has a number of options for athletes looking for middle distance coaching.

Get involved in Coaching!

We are always looking for more coaches to join the team. If you are experienced in track and field, prepared to commit to the season and able to prepare athletes for New Zealand Secondary Schools and National Track and Field Champs then we need you coaching athletics.  Please feel free to contact the Coaching Convenor. The club can hook you up with an experienced coach as a mentor if you want help to get involved.

Combined event programs for Athletes

Papanui Toc H offers specialist coaching in all of the combined event disciplines. As a result athletes are able to develop multi event coaching programs suited to their individual needs. Robert Bull is available to help athletes wanting assistance in developing a combined event training program. Papanui Toc H Success Nationally in 2019 included Joshua Bull 3rd in U18 Decathlon 5393pts and Kaitlin Feather 1st in u16 womens Hexathlon 2848pts.

NZ Decathlon 2019

NZ Hexathlon 2019