Foundation Partnership

Athletics North Queensland is delighted to welcome back the North Queensland Sports Foundation as a Founding Partner of the Festival of Athletics.  The North Queensland Sports Foundation has been ANQ’s longest ever partner, supporting events and activities in North Queensland for over 30 years.

The North Queensland Sports Foundation is delighted to support this large event in the heart of North Queensland. “The Festival of Athletics has a new and exciting format offering an inclusive selection of events for members of the community to participate. The NQSF is delighted to support the 2021 Festival of Athletics and look forward to seeing the Festival develop in the future into a multifaceted sporting event for North Queensland. We congratulate ANQ for introducing the new initiative and are enthusiastic about developing this partnership as we move toward the 2022 North Queensland Games” Stephen Farrell – CEO NQSF

Athletics North Queensland President, Shane Watson, is excited to have the North Queensland Sports Foundation continue their support of community sport across the region by backing this innovative approach of Athletics for the broader community. “By combining our traditional Track and Field events, with recreational running events and community and corporate team events we align perfectly with North Queensland Sports Foundation mission of connecting community with healthy and active lifestyles. The Festival format of the weekend will add a new dimension to athletics within North Queensland, and we look forward to the Festival of Athletics becoming a permanent fixture on the sporting calendar, and that we can continue to grow the sport with the support of the North Queensland Sports Foundation.”

North Queensland Sports Foundation

(NQSF) was established in 1983 to develop a sporting event to meet with a significant community need. The inaugural NQ Games was hosted in Townsville in 1984 and has continued to develop into the largest regularly run multi-sport event in regional Australia.

Founded by North Queensland Local Government Authorities, the NQSF has matured into a unique and dynamic organization that connects North Queensland resources and communities to deliver an impressive portfolio of events and projects to the region.

Athletics North Queensland looks forward to working with the North Queensland Sports Foundation to develop the Festival of Athletics to be the largest and premier community athletics event in Australia.