St George Little Athletics Centre offers a range of athletics events on Friday evenings through the warmer months, typically September to March. Our season runs through school holidays except for a short break during the Christmas-New Year period. See the Calendar for more details.
Children are divided into Age Groups (as set out here). For the 2023/24 Season, we accept children turning 4 to 16 in 2023. Those turning 5 in 2023 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 2023.
The mix of running, throwing and jumping events we offer varies according to age and is set out in Event by Age Group.
Children from U6+ 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. 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.
Weekly competitions are held most Friday nights from 5:30pm (arrive at 5:15) for the U6/7/8 Age groups, and from 6:00pm (arrive 5:45pm) for the older age groups. Tiny Tots start at 5pm. Duration of the meet varies with age (shorter for younger children as they do fewer events). See the FAQs & Program Overview 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 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 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 $50 Rebate voucher to reduce your fees. For more information see the Active Kids FAQ. Financial assistance (limited) is available for those experiencing financial hardship as set out in the LANSW Athlete Assistance Program 2023.
Important: Little Athletics Centres are ‘not-for-profit’ associations, run entirely by volunteers. Consequently, programs rely heavily on the participation of all parents. In common with all Little Athletics Centres, we require all families (parents) to fill a variety of roles on a regular basis, such as supervising Track or Field 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. We will specify the minimum number of times you’ll need to sign-up for a duty for the season. We are hugely grateful to those parents who willingly do much more than the minimum. For more information: Parent Helping.
St George Little Athletics Centre