17. Anita Welsh (2016)




Anita Joined Northern Suburbs in 1996 and has been a continuous member of the Club for 20 years. Anita has been Club Captain five times and Vice-Captain three times. She won the Julie Berry Memorial Award in 1998 and the Rose Bowl for the Highest Points for Open Women four times.

She was a member of the NSAC senior girls relay team that competed at the 2006 Australian Club Relay Championships held at the MCG, a member of the 1996 Tasmanian XC Team in Brisbane, Captain of the 1999 Tasmanian XC Team in Darwin, member of the Tasmanian Team for the Pacific School Games in 2000, Tasmanian Women’s Vice-Captain Australian All-Schools XC in Melbourne and joint winner of Athletics South Female Athlete of the Season 2005-06.

Anita has been a committee member for twelve years and Committee Secretary for the past six years. Anita was the inaugural editor of the Northern Suburbs News which commenced in 1999. She was instrumental in setting up the Club website, the Glenorchy Fun Run Website and the clubs Facebook page. She has volunteered at major Club events such as the Tasmanian Athletic School and Community Expos, fundraising at the Taste cleaning team, fashion parade, grape picking, many barbecues, organised a wine drive and a Super Heroes evening, and much more. Anita has also been the Co Race Director for the Glenorchy Fun Run for the past four years (2013-2016), which is our major fundraiser.

Anita is also a Track & Field accredited Official and Coach. She has conducted throws clinics for NSAC juniors, liaised with Claremont Little Athletics, involved in the Junior Athlete Development Program, ran the Little Athletics Jump Start Program, Athletics South Team Manager for the intra-state Briggs Match in 2002-03, Elizabeth College Development Program Coach in 2004, co-ordinated and/or coached at several NSAC Track & Field Holiday Clinic events, inaugural Athletics Tasmania Director/Athlete Commissioner in 2007 and has been awarded the Athletics Australia 10 year service-pin.

As a Physical Education Teacher at Ogilvie High and Taroona High, Anita has displayed education leadership in curriculum development, management of sporting events and motivation of students.

Anita is regularly behind the camera creating history and memories for us all for the future; at club, interclub, national championships, major events locally and interstate.