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About us

Little Athletics Noosa began in 1993 with 29 registered athletes competing in various track and field events on the grounds of the Tewantin State School and then across the road to Read Park cricket grounds.

In 2013, we made the move to our current home at the Girraween Sports Centre, Sunshine Beach. The venue has a grass running track, two Long/Triple Jump pits with tartan run-up track, a large canteen, and storage sheds for all our equipment.

On our competition nights, we offer activities for 5–16 year olds. We also run a Tiny Tots program for 4-year-olds that have older siblings registered in U6-U17 age groups.

Our regular competitions are held on Friday evenings from 5pm in the summer season, starting in mid-September through until mid-March the following year.

More information about Little Athletics Noosa can be found in our Centre Handbook (link to PDF).

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Our Committee

At Little Athletics Noosa, we have a passionate and dedicated group of people who have volunteered to be part of our committee.

The committee is elected each year at our Annual General Meeting (held in conjunction with our Awards Night). All parents of registered athletes are eligible to nominate for any position on the committee. Nominations may also be put forward and accepted throughout the season should a position become vacant.

POSITIONS

The committee is broken up into three sections – (see below) and meets every second Tuesday of each month.

Executive Positions (4)
Centre Manager
Secretary
Treasurer
Registrar

Non-Executive Positions

  • Public Relations (PR) Officer – Print media
  • Canteen Coordinator (VACANT)
  • Uniforms Officer
  • Head Coach / Program Coordinator
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship Coordinator (VACANT)

Essential Positions

  • Website/Social Media Officer
  • Team Manager (Carnivals)
  • Officials Officer
  • Age Managers (26 – 2 per age group)
  • Canteen assistants (2) (VACANT)
  • Equipment and Facilities Officer (EFO)
  • Assistant EFO
  • Groundsperson
  • First Aid Officer
  • Timekeeper / Timing Gates Coordinator
  • Starter
  • Place judges (2-3 people)

REGISTRATION


Registration fees for Little Athletics Noosa plus the compulsory Family Levy (see below) are payable at the beginning of each season.

We also accept Fair Play vouchers (previously known as Get Started vouchers.)

FAMILY LEVY

A compulsory Family Levy of $60.00 per family is payable at the beginning of the season. At least one parent/guardian per family must
volunteer their time by completing a minimum of twelve (12) tasks at competition nights and events throughout the season.

Examples of tasks are listed below:
– Set-up on Friday nights from 4.30pm
-Pack-up from 7pm until all equipment is stored away
– Set-up and pack-up of ASAP arena (Tiny Tots – U7) — mini hurdles
and all play equipment
– Canteen duty (cooking, serving, cleaning up after close)
– Age Manager, for one age group (minimum of 80%
attendance required)
– Age Manager assistant, for one age group (measuring,
retrieving and recording)
– Finish line duties (training available)
– Starter (all track events on a competition night – training available)
– Officiating at Regional Relays or Regional Championships (training available)
– Assistance at Noosa Gift – canteen, age manager, track recording, officiating/assistance at field events (3-hour shifts)
– Fundraising — BBQs (eg 3-hour shifts held at Bunnings or Dan Murphy’s) and centre raffles
– Working Bees – (Girraween Sports Complex)

At the end of each season families that have completed the minimum number of tasks will qualify for their levy to be rolled over
to the following season OR parents can seek a refund after our Annual General Meeting (held in April/May).

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are compulsory for all athletes at all centre competition nights and away competitions!

TINY TOTS

A special t-shirt has been designed for our Tiny Tots with an ‘L-plate’ on the back and centre logo on the front. T-shirts are available in white, pink or blue. Black shorts or bike pants with ‘NOOSA’ in white on the right leg are also available. However, wearing an official uniform is optional for Tiny Tots as they do not compete in any competitions other than at centre level on Friday nights. Tiny Tots may wear a plain t-shirt or polo shirt and plain coloured shorts.

LITTLE ATHLETICS NOOSA – U6 TO U17

The uniform for all U6 to U17 athletes consists of a grey polo shirt with left and right side royal blue, white sleeves and centre logo on the back and front left. Black shorts or bike pants with ‘NOOSA’ in white on the right leg complete the uniform. Skins may be worn and must be black. For all away competitions, skins that have logos must be worn inside out so that no logos are showing. Boys must wear shorts over their skins.

Girls in U13 to U17 may wear a crop top and bike pants set as an alternative, or addition to, the standard polo shirt and bike pants uniform. Only the blue bike pants can be worn with the crop top. Boys in U13 to U17 may wear a singlet as an alternative, or addition to, the standard polo shirt and black shorts.

COLES SPONSOR PATCH

Coles are one of Little Athletics Queensland’s official partners. The Coles sponsor patch needs to be fixed to uniforms on the front of all polo shirts, singlets and crop tops on the top right-hand side. If you need extra patches, just ask!

NOOSA ATHLETICS – U13 TO U17

Noosa Athletics uniforms are compulsory for all U13 to U17 athletes competing at any Queensland Athletics (QA) event. Little Athletics Noosa uniforms are not permitted. Boys must wear the Noosa Athletics singlet and black Noosa shorts. Girls may wear the singlet with the Noosa Athletics grey bike pants or the crop top and grey bike pants. Skins may be worn and must be black. For all away competitions, skins that have logos must be worn inside out so that no logos are showing. Boys must wear shorts over their skins. QA registration numbers are to be pinned onto the front of the singlet, underneath the Noosa Athletics logo, or pinned onto the front of the crop top.

COST OF UNIFORMS (AS AT SEPTEMBER 2018)

Shirts
Tiny Tots T-shirt (white or blue): $20
Little A’s Noosa shirt: $40
Little A’s Noosa singlet (optional, for U13+ athletes only): $35
Noosa Athletics singlet (optional, for U13+ athletes only): $35

Shorts
Black shorts (boys – Tiny Tots / Little Athletics Noosa / Noosa Athletics): $32
Bike pants (girls – tiny Tots / Little Athletics Noosa): $32

Crop top / bike pants (girls U13+ only)
Little A’s crop top: $45
Little A’s bike pant (blue): $45
Little A’s crop/pants set: $85

Noosa Athletics crop top: $45
Noosa Athletics bike pant (grey): $45
Noosa Athletics crop/pants set: $85

FOOTWEAR

Shoes are compulsory for all Athletes competing in all events at all venues. Any person seeking exemption from this rule must support such application with a relevant medical certificate on the day of competition, prior to competing.

Suitable shoes for athletics are:

  • Waffles (lightweight running shoe)
  • Running shoes (sandshoes)
  • Spike shoes

SPIKES

Spikes may be worn at Centre level competition in the U11 to U17 age groups at the discretion of the Centre Committee. Spikes must be carried to each event and removed after each event. Spikes must be no longer than:

  • 7mm (synthetic track)
  • 9mm (synthetic field)
  • 12mm (grass – track or field)

Needle spikes are not permitted at most LAQ state venues. Please check the LAQ website for each competition your child attends to ensure you have the correct spikes. Purchasing a second set of spikes that are Christmas Tree or Pyramid shaped will ensure you are not caught out when competing on Tartan tracks.

NOTE: Athletes in Tiny Tots to U10 are not allowed to wear spikes in any events. This includes spike shoes (without spikes or blanks) that have rosettes around the spike areas or which have anything hard/sharp protruding from any area of the sole

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POLICIES

Code of conduct

  • Make every athletics competition-meeting serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health. 
  • Do not criticize children in front of others, but give constructive criticism in private. 
  • Accept decisions of all officials as being fair and judged to the best of their ability. 
  • Do not criticize opposing athletes or supporters by word or gesture. 
  • Cheer all good performances, whether by a club member or an opponent. 
  • Set a good example by your own personal appearance. 
  • Place the welfare and development of the individual child above win and loss records. 
  • Remember: FAMILY, FUN AND FITNESS

Wet weather policy

In the event of wet weather, extreme heat or other weather warnings, competition nights or training may be cancelled.

The decision to cancel will be made by the management committee fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the competition night or training, so we ask that you refrain from contacting us by phone until then.

Members will be notified of any cancellations via email. Updates will also be provided on the home page and on our Facebook site.

No Alcohol policy

Little Athletics Noosa has a No Alcohol Policy, endorsed by Little Athletics Queensland, which applies to all competition nights,
training sessions and events hosted by Little Athletics Noosa at the Girraween Sports Complex.

Never arrive at a Little Athletics competition night, training session or event under the influence of alcohol.

Under no circumstances is alcohol permitted onto, or to be consumed on the premises during a Little Athletics competition night,
training session or event.

Little Athletics Queensland is aware that alcohol, when misused, can cause harm to the drinker and others.
This Alcohol Policy has been adopted to reduce the risks and avoid potential problems.

For the purposes of this policy, ‘activity’ includes competitions, carnivals and championships, coaching events/activities,
education clinics and school events/activities. 

It does not include social activities conducted away from competition or coaching venues.

Little Athletics Queensland has a zero tolerance on the consumption of alcohol during any sanctioned event. There will be no sale or consumption of alcohol during the conduct of any Little Athletics activity.

The Little Athletics Queensland Board of Directors shall deem the consumption of alcohol during competitions or activities a breach of the Little Athletics Queensland Code of Behaviour and is subject to disciplinary action.

Where alcohol is consumed at a Little Athletics function, the following measures will be taken:

– Alcohol will not be served to minors.
– Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated.
– Low alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
– Food options will be available when alcohol is served.
– Persons who have been drinking will be encouraged to use safe transport options.