Events & Results

Latest Event Rule updates and event information

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November 2021

  • 19 Nov – 1stnight of Competition

December 2021

  • 17 Dec – Last day of Competition (Christmas break)

January 2022

  • 14 Jan 2022 – Back to Friday night competition (continuation of 2021-2022 season)
  • 28-30 Jan – Zone Championships (Entries from U7-U17s) – held at Greystanes

February 2022

  • 12-13 Feb – Region 7 (qualifiers U8s-U17s) @ Campbelltown
  • 14 Feb – Kumon State Combined Event Carnival Entries CLOSE
  • 26 Feb – Scamper (TT-U7’s) @ Western Blues ground

March 2022

April 2022

  • 23-24 Apr – LANSW State Team Championships (U13 & U15’s Combined) @ Melbourne

RULES OF COMPETITION – SUMMARY OF CHANGES 2021

 1 EVENT AND EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

2.1 EVENT SPECIFICATIONS

U6 200m – is now a Pack Start

U8 400m – is now a Pack Start

The above amendments have been brought in line with the Little Athletics Australia National Rules of Competition.

5 GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

5.8 CLOTHING, SHOES AND ATHLETE BIBS

5.8.1 Footwear

a) Appropriate footwear is compulsory for all athletes in all events.

b) No athlete may wear football boots or cleats in any event.

c) Athletes in the U9 – U10 age group may not wear spike shoes.

d) Athletes in the U11 – U12 age group may wear spike shoes in events run entirely in lanes only. Spike shoes may also be worn for long jump, triple jump, high jump, and javelin.

e) Athletes in the U13 – U17 age groups may wear spike shoes in all track events (includes laned or un-laned events) except walks. Spike shoes may also be worn for long jump, triple jump, high jump, and javelin.

f) All spike shoes must be worn with all holes filled with a complete set of spikes, with no more than two blanks/slugs installed.

g) Spike shoes cannot be worn outside the defined “Field of Play” unless all spikes are suitably covered.

The above amendments have been brought in line with the Little Athletics Australia National Rules of Competition.

7 TRACK EVENTS

7.2 Starting Techniques

a) In races run entirely in lanes the following starting methods may be used:

In a crouch start, the athlete’s feet must touch the starting blocks (if in use) and both hands must touch the ground. At the call of ‘On your marks’ the athlete must have at least one knee placed on the ground. At the call of ‘Set’ the athlete must raise the knee off the ground.

The wording of ‘at least’ has been added.

RULES OF COMPETITION – SUMMARY OF CHANGES 2021

1 COMPETITIONS (SECTION)

1.12 Exemption from Zone Championships (U12 to U17) Athletes in the U12-U17 age groups, who are unable to attend their Zone Championships because they have been selected to represent NSW or Australia at a clashing National or International sporting event, will be able to automatically progress to the relevant Region Championships. The athlete MUST provide evidence in the way of results to show that they participated at the event they have been selected for. This evidence must be provided to the Competitions Manager at Little Athletics NSW via competitions@lansw.com.au as soon as possible post competition. If for some reason they do not attend a clashing event, they will not be permitted to progress to the Region Championships.

The athlete must apply in writing (on the Application for Exemption Form, which can be found on the www.lansw.com.au website in the Competition/Zone section) to Little Athletics NSW, prior to their Zone Championships for this automatic progression to be accepted. The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying their selection for the clashing event. If the exemption is due to the All-Schools Athletics, the athlete does not need to attach documentation from the clashing organiser, as the list of NSW team members is supplied to Little Athletics NSW.

1.13 Exemption from Region Championships (U12 to U17) Athletes in the U12 to U17 age group, may be approved as a “Wild Card” entry into the LANSW State Track & Field Championships, if they have been unable to compete at the Region Championships due to a clashing Athletics Australia event and would normally have qualified in the relevant events though to the State Championships based on their level of performance. The athlete must apply in writing (email would suffice), to Little Athletics NSW, prior to their Region Championships. The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying their selection for the clashing event, along with their performance for the events they wish to receive a wild card entry for.

The athlete MUST then provide evidence in the way of results to show that they participated at the event they have been selected for. This evidence must be provided to the Competitions Manager at Little Athletics NSW via competitions@lansw.com.au as soon as possible post competition.


What is Little Athletics?

Little Athletics is a uniquely Australian sport for children aged 5-16 years. As the name suggests, it is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field) and the events are specially modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing, and walking events is conducted.

Little Athletics is the Foundation for all Sports. It offers young people activities and skills that will stand them in good stead for their sporting future.

Each year across NSW, approximately 40,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.

The track & field based competition is conducted throughout the summer sports season. Events are conducted on a weekly basis by one of our 200 individual centres, and include:

Track
Sprints – 70m, 100m, 200m
Distance – 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3km
Hurdles – 60mh, 80mh, 90mh, 100mh, 110mh , 200mh, 300mh
Walks – 700m, 1100m, 1500m

Field
Jumps – Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump
Throws – Shot put, Discus, Javelin

Family

One of the basic reasons for the continued development and enthusiasm generated by Little Athletics, has been the attempt to meet the needs of children as part of the family unit.

Little Athletics is more than a sport. It is a community-oriented organisation which enables the entire family to do something together.

Parents are involved in the program as voluntary helpers or officials. They share in many experiences with the children.

Little Athletics provides a vital communication bridge between parent and child. This link can have benefits far beyond the years spent in the centre. Society has, increasingly, produced subtle and damaging pressures on family and community relationships. The FAMILY CONCEPT approach to programming counteracts those pressures.


Results HQ

HQ Results Member login

Holroyd Little Athletics Centre regularly updates for athlete results

  1. Go to resultshq.com.au
  2. Click on forgot my password
  3. Enter your email as your username
  4. Press Submit
  5. You will get an email with the login details for your family area

Event Fact Sheets

Little Athletics NSW has put together a series of Basic Event Fact Sheets, aimed at providing centre volunteers with the essential knowledge for helping at an event at the local centre.

The fact sheets are a suitable resource for people with little or no knowledge of the sport and cover such things as:

  • ages and correct specifications for the various age groups
  • basic instruction on how to do the event
  • basic rules
  • basic officiating procedures
  • safety considerations
  • handy tips for conducting the event at centre level

Download a copy of each specific event below: