Hamilton Olympic Club


Celebrating over 90 Years of Track & Field!
Our mission is to help Track & Field athletes in the city of Hamilton realize their potential at all levels of participation – from recreation to elite competition.

The Hamilton Olympic Club (HOC) is proud to be the oldest track and field organization in Canada. Established in 1926 by a group of local businessman, the Club committed itself to providing quality training opportunities to Hamilton’s youth. This has remained our focus to this very day. From its illustrious beginnings to the present, many HOC athletes have competed at the provincial, national and Olympic level.

“Our Club provides programs for athletes from age 8 to adult in the various disciplines of track and field. Program availability varies by season, so do take a look at our detailed program information links.”


2019 Board of Directors

Position Name
President Rich Gelder
Vice President Greg Reader
Vice President Chris Keen
Secretary Rhona Trott
Registrar Rhona Trott
Treasurer Matt Hodgson
Past President Steve Smith
Member-at-Large Monika Di Cesare
Member-at-Large Bill Urie
Member-at-Large Angelo Di Cesare
Member-at-Large Joe Gualtieri
Member-at-Large Susan Hewitt
Member-at-Large Michael Smith
Member-at-Large Irene Jones
Member-at-Large Alyssa Di Cesare
Member-at-Large Scott Davidson
Member-at-Large Nancy Norton
Member-at-Large Rich Martin
Athlete Representative Alec Purnell
Athlete Representative Myles Misener-Daley



Coaches Programme Contact
Patti Moore, Danielle Giliauskas Distance Program patti.moore@hamiltonolympicclub.ca
Matt Hodgson, Ryan Wight, Bernard DuBois Power/Sprints Program matt.hodgson@hamiltonolympicclub.ca
Rhona Trott (interim) Throws Program rhebt@hotmail.com
Pauline Smith,Tracy Gualtieri, Eryn Reader, Heidi Davidson MTA Program steve_smith_177@sympatico.ca
Rhona Trott Youth Development Program rhebt@hotmail.com
Rhona Trott Masters Program rhebt@hotmail.com