Little Athletics is for 3 – 17 year old’s to participate in sport and improve themselves, within their own abilities, whilst creating friendships. We meet Tuesday nights 5:30pm at Shoalhaven High School, Park Road, Nowra.
Who can participate in Little Athletics?
Children between the ages of three (3) and seventeen (17) years can register. Parents, grandparents and friends can also be involved by helping with the various events.
At what time of year does Little Athletics take place?
Little Athletics is primarily a summer activity, running from September through to March. Our Club meets on Tuesday nights at 5:30pm till roughly 7pm.
What events are offered?
Events offered at a Centre competition are dependent on the athlete’s age and the Centre program for that week. Some events have age restrictions on them. Events include: 60m, 70m, 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m sprints, 700m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m runs, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Shot Put, Turbo Jav and Javelin.
What level of ability do children have to be to join?
Our emphasis is on fun and fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests.
Because Little Athletics is a totally voluntary organisation, Centres cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week in fulfilling the many and varied duties required. These include officiating at an event; managing an age group; recording results; working in the canteen; to name just a few. Additional assistance is always required on the Centre committees and all parents are encouraged to become involved. Little Athletics is one of the few sports where parents can become fully involved in their child’s sporting interests.
At Little Athletics NSW we understand that just like our athletes, our parents come from a diverse range of backgrounds and as such have different talents and experience. There is a place for everyone at Little Athletics and there are a number of ways that you can become involved. You may have skills that the Centre doesn’t even know they need. So if you think you can help with something, let the Committee know.
Whatever your experience, don’t feel scared about putting your hand up and giving it a go. After all, isn’t that what we ask our kids to do?
HOW TO REGISTER
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE.
You will also have the opportunity to use your Active Kids Voucher towards your payment.
NOTE: When you have registered and paid online you will still need to attend a registration day to pick up your registration kit including age patch and competition number, and if it is your child’s first registration or they have had a season off, you will also need to produce proof of age (birth certificate, passport or blue book).
To find out details of centre registration days, please check website or FB.
Remember our season is from 3rd September 2019 to 17th March 2020
We break up for Christmas on 17th December 2019 and Return 21st January 2020.
Age Group Calculation Table
If you were born on or after 31 December 2016, you are too young for Little Athletics in NSW.
If you were born before 1 October 2001 you are too old for Little Athletics and should contact Athletics NSW or phone 9746 1122.
To help promote the pathway into senior athletics, Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW provide what is called ‘dual registration’, for athletes in the U12 to U17 age groups. In simple terms, dual registration means that an athlete becomes a member of both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW, without having to pay a registration fee to both. Through dual registration, a member can participate in the relevant events and activities of both organisations, allowing them to experience the broader world of athletics, while still retaining their links with Little Athletics.
For the 2018-2019 season, the dual registration process will be faster, easier, and even more seamless. Where previously dual registration required completion of a separate registration for both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW, from this season, ALL U12 to U17 members will automatically become a member of Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW when they complete their Little Athletics registration. In other words, all athletes in these age groups will register only once for an ‘athletics membership’ which covers both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW. [Fees may apply Athletics NSW club]