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Latest News: Saturday, 19 March 2022
Welcome to St George Little Athletics Centre

Attention Newly Intending Members:

The next season of Athletics is scheduled to commence in September 2022 with registrations opening in early August.

If you are are thinking about joining St George LAC for the first time, you can register your interest with us now as follows:

  • Download “Team App” [you may already have it for another sport] from your phone’s App Store
  • Sign up, log in and search for “St George LAC”.   
  • Tap “become a member of this team” and choose the access group “Interested in Joining”.  (When signing up for Team App, register in your name, not your child’s! )  

We will then keep you apprised of events prior to commencement of the season and let you know when registrations are open.  If you subsequently register, you can transfer to the Parent group, or if not, you can readily opt out.

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 to approximately 9:00pm (much earlier finish for younger children).  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 our 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.

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 Athlete Assistance Program for 2021.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions visit our FAQ page, or email: info@stgeorgelac.org.au

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 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.  We will ask you to 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.

We hope you will join us for a fun-filled season of Little Athletics.

St George Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Once the season gets underway, use this button to Sign-up to a parent duty at our upcoming Friday Night Competitions:
Click to View Our SignUps on SignUp.com

 

St George Little Athletics Centre is an affiliated member of Little Athletics NSW.