FIRST COMPETITION DAY FOR SEASON 2018/19 is 15 SEPT 2018, STARTING 7:30AM
Competitions are conducted in accordance with I.A.A.F., LAA NSW and Local Rules
Weekend competition is run at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen on Saturday mornings from 7:30am (with the occasional Friday night twilight session). Competition finishes before midday at the beginning of the season while the athletes acclimatise to a new season, and usually finishes between 10:30am and 11:00am later in the season. Each athlete competes in their club colours in the weekend competition.
The main program of events begins at 8.00am. However, events such as the 1500 metre run, race walks and 300 metre hurdles are held between 7.30am and 8.00am (see below). For age groups who run 3000 metres, this event is held at 5.45pm on Mondays.
Each age group is run by an Age Manager who controls and leads the group from event to event and supervises their competition. The Age Manager is assisted by a team of parent helpers to assist in the running of the competition. Athletes compete against each other in a variety of events on each competition day. The running events are divided into heats where the athletes are graded by ability by the Age Manager on a weekly basis.
The Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre welcomes visitors who are registered with other NSW Little Athletics Centres to its weekend competition. Each visit is $10. All visitors must report to the computer room to be entered into the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre system and be given a competition number prior to competing at each visit. Children wishing to try Little Athletics before deciding if they would like to register are able to trial for 2 weeks for free. All trialists must report to the computer room before attending competition.
The Centre has six programs of events which are run on consecutive weeks. Click here to view the program online.
The early morning events are as follows:
Programs 1, 3 and 5:
7.30am: 1500m run U10-U17 (boys)
7.40am: 1500m walk U12-U17 (girls)
7.45am: 1100m walk U10 and U11 (girls)
7.55am: 700m walk U9 (girls)
Programs 2, 4 and 6:
7.30am: 1500m run U10-U17 (girls)
7.40am: 1500m walk U12-U17 (boys)
7.45am: 1100m walk U10 and U11(boys)
7.55am: 700m walk U9 (boys)
The 300m hurdles – for older age groups – is held at 7.45am sharp during programs 4 and 6. Athletes must pre-register (by advising their age manager).
A map of the competition area can be found here.
The correct club uniform must be worn at each weekend competition. Click here for details. Note: Skins are not permitted.
If you are new to Little Athletics and would like some more information about what to expect or do, please click here.
Following children around at competition
Only those parents that are signed on to perform a duty are allowed within the competition area (including helping the Age Manager). If you are signed on to perform a duty then you must perform the duty that you are signed on to do. It is not a “free pass” inside the competition area. The children can be watched from outside the competition area (i.e. behind the fence or outside of throwing areas) by their parents. If you are keen to be with your child during competition then please sign on as an Age Manager helper at the sign-on desk located inside the front gates.
Competition – Zone
Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre hosts the North East Metropolitan Zone Championships each year. The date varies each year but is typically in December. Please Click here to view the calendar for the current season (including dates for Zone). For more details on the Zone Championships click here. Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at Zone. Click here for details.
Competition – Regional
Every year, Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre hosts the Region 1 Regional Championships. Please click here to view the calendar for the current season (including dates and details for Regional). Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at Regional. Click here for details.
Competition – State
Each year the NSW Little Athletics State Championships are held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Homebush.
Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at State.
Competition – State Relay
Each year the NSW Little Athletics State Relay Championships are held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Homebush. Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at State Relay.
Competition – State Multi
Each year the NSW Little Athletics State Multi Championships are held at a different country Centre. Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at State Multi.
Competition – State Cross Country and Road Walk Championships
Each year the NSW Little Athletics State Cross Country and Road Walk Championships are held at a different location. Each athlete competes in their Manly Centre uniform at Cross Country and Road Walks.
Competition – Trans Tasman Challenge
The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW (boys and girls in both the U11 and U12 age groups), travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney. Each athlete competes in a special NSW uniform provided by the organisers. Trials are held early November (usually) to enable athletes to qualify for the Trans Tasman team.
Competition – Australian Teams Championships
Athletes in the State Team are chosen at the State Championships from the U13 age group as well as two boys and girls selected from the U15 age group at the State Multi Event. The athletes compete as a team against all other States. The teams are selected by a LAANSW selection committee.