St George Little Athletics Centre offers a range of athletics events on Friday evenings through the warmer months, typically September to March. For the 2022/23 season, we cater for children turning 4 to 16 in 2022.
Children are divided into Age Groups according to their age (as set out here). For the 2022/23 Season, children turning 5 in 2022 compete in our youngest standard age group – “under 6”, and so on for the older groups. We also offer a Tiny Tots program for children who turn 4 during 2022.
The mix of running, throwing and jumping events we offer varies according to age and is set out in Event by Age Group.
Children are offered a weekly competition program which encourages participation and self-improvement, not just winning. They can view their results online each week and have the satisfaction of seeing their performances improve week by week. General and specialised coaching sessions are available (see our Coaching page for more details), and there’s a full inter-club Championships program available to all athletes (“under 7” and above), leading to State and even National titles for older athletes.
Weekly competitions are held most Friday nights from 6:00pm (arrive at 5:45). Finishing times vary with age (earlier finish for younger children as they do fewer events). We do schedule some events for U13+ athletes from 5:30pm – see our Program Overview for more details. Our season runs through school holidays except for the Christmas-New Year break. See the Calendar for more details.
Our home ground is Olds Park, Forest Rd, Penshurst where we have access to a 400m track, 110m track, 4 rubber-surfaced Long/Triple jump runups, Javelin runup (grass), 3 Shot Put rings, 3 Discus rings and 3 High Jump stations as well as a dedicated area (including 50m Track) for Tiny Tot actvities. Our grass running tracks are located on premium sporting facilities maintained to a very high standard by Georges River Council. All our track events feature electronic starting and capture of race times.
Registrations typically open in August – to join our club, visit the How to Join page and follow all the steps there. When registering, you can use an Active Kids $100 Rebate voucher to reduce your fees. For more information see the Active Kids FAQ. Financial assistance is also available as set out in the LANSW Athlete Assistance Program 2022.
Important: Little Athletics Centres are run entirely by volunteers. Consequantly, programs rely heavily on the participation of all parents. In common with all Little Athletics Centres we require all parents to fill a variety of roles on a regular basis, including ‘officiating’ at events, assisting in the canteen, placing and adjusting hurdles on the track and so on. You’ll formally make that commitment when you register your child(ren), and during the season we’ll be asking you to select and signup for a specific duty via our ‘Sign-up’ website, which you can access via the button below. For more information: Parent Helping.
We hope you will join us for a fun-filled season of Little Athletics.
St George Little Athletics Centre Inc.