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Frequently Asked Questions



        1. How old does a child need to be to register?
        2. When can I register?
        3. Are late registrations taken?
        4. How much will it cost to register?
        5. How much will it cost for a club uniform?
        6. When does the season start and end?
        7. When does St George Little Athletics meet to compete?
        8. Does the club compete during school holidays?
        9. Do parents need to attend each Friday night?
        10. Do parents need to participate?
        11. What events are conducted?
        12. How important is winning?
        13. Are athlete’s results available?
        14. How is competition conducted?
        15. Is coaching available for athletes?
        16. What to do in case of wet weather?



If the Q&A below doesn't answer your question, please email us at: info@stgeorgelac.org.au




1. How old does a child need to be to register for Little Athletics?


Children must turn 5 by 31st December in the season (Sept to March) in which they are registering in order to be placed in the under 6 age group. This means that for the 2018/19 season, children born in 2013 are placed into the under 6 Age group, those born in 2012 go into the under 7 Age group and so on.

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2. When can I register?

You can register online from the 1st of August then pick-up your registration pack in person on 24 or 31 August between 5:30 and 7pm at the Olds Park clubhouse.

Visit our How To Join page for more information.

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3. Are late registrations taken?

All registrations must be conducted and paid on-line (a LANSW requirement). We will keep registrations open beyond the September start of season and Registration Packs can be collected from the clubhouse at Olds Park on competition nights (but not our first night, 7th September!) between 5:30 and 6:00pm.

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4. How much will it cost to register my children?

Annual Registration Fee for 2018 - 2019

All U6 to U17 Registrations

1ST Child - $135 

2ND Child - $130       

3RD Child - $125

 Registration Charge for the 4th or subsequent child is $100.

Remember, you may be able to significantly reduce these fees by using an Active Kids voucher.

Note: Registration Fees are collected by Little Athletics NSW and in most cases are Non-Refundable. Participation in our pre-season trials may be wise if your child is uncertain about athletics.

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5. How much will it cost for a club uniform?







Boys and Girls Singlet
$30.00
Boys Shorts
$20.00
Girls Crop Top
$30.00
Girls Bike Pants
$20.00
Girls Scungies
$10.00

Adult size prices vary slightly: $35 for singlets and $25 for bike pants.

Uniforms will be available for purchase between 5 and 7pm on Friday 24 and 31 August (and from 6 - 6:30pm on competition nights) from the clubhouse at Olds Park. Get in early to ensure your size is in stock. It would be appreciated if you pay with the exact Cash amount.

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6. When does the season start and end?

Our season runs from September through till March. Please see our Calendar page for specific dates.

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7. When does St George Little Athletics meet to compete?

Competition is conducted on Friday nights as set out in our Calendar page. Please arrive by 5:45pm to sign-in, join your age group, and be ready for the first event at 6:00pm.

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8. Does the club compete during school holidays?

We do take a break around Christmas time, and on those Fridays that clash with Carnival events, but otherwise we do compete during school holidays. See our Calendar page.

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9. Do parents need to attend each Friday night?

Parent/guardian must be in attendance at all times.

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10. Do parents need to participate?

Yes Please! Parent/guardian participation is required in the running of all events each Friday night and we offer pre-season "training sessions" to explain the rules and procedures of each event. It's easy once you've been shown!

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11. What events are conducted?

Events depend on the athlete's age but our program includes sprints, hurdles, distance races, jumps and throws over a 2 week cycle.

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12.How important is winning

The focus is not on winning. We encourage athletes to participate, to do their best and to pursue personal improvement.

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13. Are athlete’s results available?

Individual results are available via our online results portal. See Results page for the link.

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14. How is competition conducted?

Children move through a sequence of events each night, guided by their Age Manager. Each event is facilitated with the assistance of parents.

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15. Is coaching available for athletes?

Coaching/Training is available during the Little Athletics season (and usually the off-season too). See the Coaching page of the website for more details.

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16. What to do in case of wet weather?

As a general rule we do not compete if it is raining, but if the weather is in doubt please check our Facebook page, or sign up to our Team App site and you will receive notifications.

 

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