Southside Running

The Redbacks have an Academy program, Southside Running Academy.

Training times

Academy training is held during school terms on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm at Chapman Oval.

Training program

A range of track and field events are offered at each session by multiple coaches. Our coaches for the 2019-20 summer are –

  • Peter Boden (Sprints, hurdles and all field events)
  • Geoff Davidson (distance running)
  • Peter Baker (throws)
  • Ken Mansell (distance running, On Track – specialised coaching program for under 6 – under 8)

New coaches are welcome and if you’re affiliated with the Redbacks – we’ll even pay for your coaching accreditation course.

What to bring

Athletes should bring a hat, water and sunscreen and any specialised training clothing and equipment (eg. spikes, compression tights etc). We also have a training uniform, with the shirt being compulsory (see below).

Membership and fees 

The Academy is free for all Little Athletics registered athletes (including those from other clubs).

Athletes who are not registered with Little Athletics ACT are also welcome to join the Academy. A yearly membership fee of $20 is payable to the Redbacks for these athletes. Membership fees are to be paid by direct debit to the Redbacks Commonwealth Bank Account and account details are provided on application. The membership fee is in addition to uniform costs.

Training uniform

Training uniform consists of –

  • Academy training shirt (compulsory). The shirt is provided free of charge to Redbacks athletes who regularly attend training (at least once a week).

Academy shirt

  • Academy training pants
  • Academy hoodie

Acadmey tracksuit

The uniform is available to order from the Redbacks online uniform shop.


Want more information about our Academy program? Call Ken Mansell on 0429 566 516

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