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Thanks Jim – Athletics North Queensland


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

Jim has lengthy been considered an important contributor to the expansion and building of the game of Athletics.  He has devoted his lifestyles to athletics, starting in his early life as a phenomenal athlete in sprints and jumps for Townsville Athletics Membership and Townsville North Big name.  He has all over his occupation carried out the similar diligence, endurance, and integrity to each and every topic.  Jim’s wisdom and enjoy is unsurpassed.

Jim used to be a key founding member of Athletics North Queensland in 1996, recognising the significance of fortify the North. The affiliation used to be shaped to supply North Queensland area with a united voice and to handle the wishes of regional athletics golf equipment and their contributors which it continues to do lately.

As an worker, Jim got to work with Athletics North Queensland in 2006 all over a time when moreservices and alternatives had been being created for the North.  Since then, he has led a couple of initiatives and thru his management has supplied more potent alternatives for North Queenslanders.  A few of these initiatives incorporated the OZ Squad Camps, the Building Squads, officers’ training, training, setting up and strengthening the expansion of competitions within the north and the strategic making plans of Athletics North Queensland.  He has been one of the vital key mentors in our recreation sharing over 50 years of athletics wisdom to the broader athletics group.

During Jim’s athletics occupation he has been the secretary of a couple of golf equipment, later transitioning to serve on quite a lot of forums together with Athletics North Queensland, Queensland Athletics and performing as President of the Townsville Mixed Athletics Golf equipment. With Jim’s fantastic determination and difficult paintings has ended in many athletics  achievements inlcuding:

  • Australian Blind Championships 1994 – Observe Referee
  • International Junior Championships 1996 – Jumps Referee
  • Sydney Olympics 2000 – Jumps Referee
  • Goodwill Video games 2001 – Mixed Occasions Referee
  • IAAF International Grand Prix Ultimate 2001 – Pole Vault Referee
  • Commonwealth Video games 2006 – Mixed Occasions Referee
  • Australian Walks Championships – Walks Referee
  • A large number of Australian Observe and Box Championships – Mixed Occasions, Jumps Referee, Observe Referee
  • A large number of Arafura Video games – Observe and Box Referee

Like many directors within the recreation, he volunteered his time to the affiliation and golf equipment to lend a hand them develop.  This allowed him to construct sturdy bonds and friendships inside the athletics group that also exist lately.  Jim used to be awarded Existence Club of Athletics North Queensland in 2007, and is a Existence member of Queensland Athletics, Athletics Australia and Ross River Athletics Membership.

 His determination and paintings ethic within the place of business will likely be ignored.  His tireless contribution to athletics in North Queensland has laid a forged basis for the affiliation for future years.

We want Jim the entire very best in his retirement and stay up for running with him as a volunteer respectable, lecturer, and mentor for many future years.

Jim finished his ultimate day within the place of business on 5 July, celebrating his accomplishments with ANQ Board, Workforce and fellow Existence Contributors.



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