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Latest News: Sunday, 5 May 2024
Welcome to St George Little Athletics Centre

Our 2023-24 ‘club’ season commenced on Friday 15th September 2023, and concluded with our 19th meet on Friday 15th March 2024.

A range of Winter season activities are available for current (2023/24) members.  For more information, and to register, see here:   Winter Calendar 2024

School holiday clinics conducted by LANSW (June/July) are also available, see:   School Holiday Clinics

Registrations for the 2024-25 season typically open in early August.   If you were not registered with us this past season, but would like a reminder when registrations are open for the 2024-25 season, you can fill in this short form:

Click here to:    Request a Registration Reminder for 2024/25 season

[For 2023/24 registered members – please don’t fill in this form – we will send you a reminder anyway!]

St George Little Athletics Centre conducts a summer athletics program on Friday evenings at Olds Park (Penshurst) for children/youths aged 4 to 16.   Our club season runs from approximately mid-September to mid-March, including school holidays, except for a short break during the Christmas-New Year period.  See the Calendar for more details.   Members are able to compete in all ANSW & LANSW organised events available for their Age.

Athletes are divided into groups (as set out here:    Age Groups).    Those turning 5 in 2024 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 2024.

The mix of running, throwing and jumping events we offer varies according to age and is set out in Event by Age Group.

Athletes in the under 6 to under 17 age groups participate in a weekly ‘competition program each Friday evening which encourages 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.   Start times are staggered by Age Group as set out on the FAQs page.   Duration of the ‘meet’ varies with age (shorter for younger children as they do fewer events).

There’s also a full inter-club Championships program available to all athletes (“under 7” and above), leading to State and even National titles for older athletes.

** From this season, the inter-club competition & championships program is integrated across the 2 state athletics bodies – LANSW & ANSW – meaning no more duplication of carnivals and no need to join 2 clubs to participate in all carnivals of interest. **

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 4 High Jump stations as well as a dedicated area (including 50m Track) for Tiny Tot activities.  Our grass running tracks are located on premium sporting grounds maintained to a very high standard by Georges River Council.  Track events (other than Tiny Tots) feature electronic starting and capture of race times.

Registrations typically open around 1st of August and available places can fill very quickly.   To join our club, visit the How to Join page and follow all the steps there.  When registering, you can use an “Active & Creative Kids voucher” for each eligible child to reduce your fees. For more information see the NSW Government Kids Vouchers.  Financial assistance (limited) is available for those experiencing financial hardship as set out in the LANSW Athlete Assistance Program 2023.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions visit our FAQ page, or, if you don’t find your answer there, email: info@stgeorgelac.org.au

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

St George Little Athletics Centre

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.