The range of events differs depending on the age group. There is a set program every Friday – U6 and U7 do 4 events, and others do 5 on a typical night. The typical finish time is around 7-7.30pm (earlier for Tiny Tots).
70m: U6 to U10
100m: all age groups
200m: all age groups
300m: this is the ‘middle distance’ event for U6 athletes
400m: U8 upward
500m: this is the ‘middle distance’ event for U7 athletes
700m: this is the ‘middle distance’ event for U8 athletes
800m: U9 upward
1500m: U11 upward
Race walks: ALL AGES
will also be conducted (various distances depending on age)
Hurdles: ALL AGES
Note that the hurdles are set low for younger age groups to encourage children to ‘run’ rather than ‘jump’ over them.
60m: U8 to U12
80m: U13 B&G; U14G
90m: U14B; U15G and U16G
100m: U15B, U16B, U17G
Long Jump: all age groups
Triple Jump: U11 upward
High Jump: U8 to U10 do ‘scissor’ only; U11 up do ‘flops’ or ‘scissor’ techniques
Shot Put: all age groups
Discus: all age groups
Javelin: U11 upward
Tiny tots: have a separate program, with games and some track events that introduce them to some of the skills and fun of competing.
A Centre from within our region (Sun Coast) hosts Regional Relays each November. In the lead up to this event, we will assess the performances of our athletes and place them into relay ‘teams’.
From here, teams that qualify for State Relays head off to Brisbane where they compete against the best in the State. Our performances at these events are usually outstanding with athletes consistently returning personal best results.
After the Christmas break, we prepare for the Regional Championships where athletes compete on an individual basis. From here, qualifying athletes are invited to compete in the State Championships, held in Brisbane at QSAF or alternatively north Queensland (Townsville or Cairns) where it is held every third year.
This is an important event for athletes in the U13 and U15 age groups. State team selectors are present at the State Championships held in February each year, keeping an eye out for qualifying athletes from all Queensland centres.
The Australian Little Athletics Championships consists of athletes from the U13 and U15 age groups only. The Queensland state team consists of a total of 11 boys and 11 girls from the U13’s compete as individuals and 2 boys and 2 girls from the U15’s compete in a pentathlon.
The team is selected on an U13 athletes’ points-scoring abilities. You must have competed at least 60% of our Friday night competitions to be eligible for selection.
Once you have registered you will be able to view your family’s results from our Friday night competitions online using ResultsHQ as the season progresses. Results will only be available once they have been checked and uploaded. This may take some time so please be patient with us!
1. Go to resultsHQ.com.au
2. Enter your username: (the email address that you registered with)
3. Enter your password
4. From here you will be able to see your family’s results from each competition night and any personal best times. You will also be able to print out ‘tickets’ to paste into the booklet you received when you registered as a record of your achievements this season.
5. If you have trouble logging in try these simple steps:
6. Try using Google Chrome as your browser
7. Make sure your “Cookies” are enabled
8. Make sure you are using a current version of your browser
Each season of Little Athletics culminates with a Presentation and Awards Night where we recognise the efforts that our athletes have put in throughout the season.
Outstanding performances at Centre, Regional, State and National levels are recognised. Where possible, we will host the Presentation and Awards Night after State Championships. This is a fantastic way to end our season and we encourage all athletes and their family to take part and celebrate with us.
The Annual Noosa Gift Carnival incorporates both professional sprint races for male and female athletes and Little Athletics children’s events.
With the generosity of sponsors offering great prizes, the Noosa Gift is one event not to be missed!
Visit https://thenoosagift.com/ for nomination forms and more information