Saskatoon Track & Field Club History
The establishment of the Saskatoon Track & Field Club dates back to 1948. Local track enthusiasts such as Jack Lydiard,
Clarence Garvie, Drayton Walker, Percy Macguire and Mike Hall took steps to form the club.
In 1949, a partnership was established with the Saskatoon Hilltop Football Club. While football players could participate in the off-season for conditioning, the Hilltops provided financial assistance to the new club and uniforms for the athletes. After a couple years, this partnership dissolved, but today our colours are still Royal Blue and Yellow Gold.
In 1954 Bob Adams, who was a member of the club since its inception as both an athlete and a coach, took over much of the leadership of the club. Bob Adams for whom the Saskatoon High School Championships are named, was an Olympic athlete coach and official at various stages of his career in Athletics. He remained with the club for many years, and from time to time still pops in to see how we are doing.
For 60 years, STFC has hosted a number of National and International meets including two hugely successful National Junior Championships in 2003 and 2004. Numerous club athletes have represented the Club nationally at various national championships, and many have been fortunate enough, through hard work and dedication, to represent Canada at all levels of International competition including the Olympic Games.
Today, STFC is the largest track club in Saskatchewan and one of the largest in Canada with a membership exceeding 250.
From the cradle to the grave STFC is committed to serving all of its members to be the best that they can be.
Saskatoon Track & Field Club Affiliations
In order to provide the best possible athletic experience for the athletes in the club, STFC is affiliated with a number of partner organizations.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Brainsport is the local provider of running shoes, spikes, clothing, and team materials to the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. They are also a great sponsor and supporter of the club and the many events that our club takes part in.
…They also offer a 10% discount to STFC members throughout the year, make sure to remember this the next time you are in the store.
Hub City Track Council is the organization of all the track clubs in Saskatoon. Through this partnership, STFC shares major equipment costs, facility rental expenses, and training time at both the Saskatoon Fieldhouse and Griffith Stadium.
NCCP All of the club’s coaches are certified through the NCCP. (National Coaching Certification Program).
Saskatchewan Athletics is the Sport Governing body for Athletics in Saskatchewan. Like each athlete, every club is required to have a membership with Saskatchewan Athletics. Included in each athletes membership is membership with Athletics Canada, the National Sport Governing body for Athletics.
University of Saskatchewan Huskies Each year STFC has a number of athletes who, during the indoor season, compete for the Huskie track team, and during the fall for the Huskie cross country team. This partnership allows athletes to compete at both the College level and the Club Level.
There is much information to be distributed throughout the year. In an effort to ensure timely distribution of club happenings to athletes and parents, we have established a number of communication paths to get the word out:
- hand out sheets at the track
- emails from coaches and club administrators
- Web Page saskatoontrack.com
Track Meet Registration & Fees
Registration for track meets takes place two weeks prior to a meet from 4:30 to 5:15 pm at the STFC table beside the track when we are in the Field House, or in the stands at Griffith Stadium when we are outdoors. Receipts will be issued. Athletes will be notified by the above mentioned methods of communication. Once the registration fees have been paid to the meet organizers, refunds will not be given. Athletes will not be registered until fees are paid. If you register late, all appropriate late fees will be applied depending on the meet. Typically event fees in Saskatchewan are $20.00 per event. Fees may vary up and down for meets in other provinces.
Payment and Refund Policy/Termination of Membership
- Refunds may be considered under exceptional circumstances pending board approval.
- Saskatchewan Athletics fees, Hub City Track Council fees and raffle tickets are non-refundable.
- Registration fees set by the club are payable in one lump sum or with three cheques. One at time of registration, November 15 and February 1.
- Full payment includes club fees, Saskatchewan Athletics fee, Hub City Council Fee and raffle tickets.
- If registration takes place after January 1, club registration fees will be pro-rated. Saskatchewan Athletics fee, Hub City Council fee and raffle tickets must be paid with the first payment and are not prorated.
- If registration takes place after March 1 the raffle tickets do not have to be paid for, but a late registration fee of $50.00 will be charged. If training commences before March 1 but no official registration has taken place, raffle tickets, Saskatchewan Athletics fee, and the Hub City Council fee will still have to paid for.
- Any fees in arrears will constitute suspension from track privileges until the account is up-to-date. After 14 days a letter will be sent home with the athlete. Any fees still in arrears 7 days after the letter is sent will result in athlete suspension.
Codes of Conduct
The Saskatoon Track and Field Club has developed a code of conduct that all STFC Athletes must agree to.
STFC members must also adhere to the Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct in Sport and the National Code of Conduct as developed by the Coaches of Canada. These documents apply to all individuals (coaches, official, volunteer, and/or administrator) under national policy.
Downloadable Documents in PDF
- STFC Constitution
- Position Descriptions
- Conflict Resolution – Member Misconduct
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Abuse and Harassment Overview
- Abuse and Harassment Policies / Procedures
- Hearing Committee Guidelines
- STFC Expense Claim Form