NSW Little Athletics Championship Events
Little Athletics Association of NSW conduct several Championship events throughout each season. State Records are accepted at all of the following events, with the exception of the Zone Championships and the State Cross-Country & Road Walks.
State Relay Championships
The Little Athletics State relays is a relays event open to all Little Athletics Centres in New South Wales, and is the first and largest event on the LA’s competition Calender. Both track and field relays are contested on the day, and all registered club members from Under 8 to Under 15 are eligible to nominate for a place in the Cherrybrook LA’s Team. Selection will be based on performance, however athletes may only compete in either track or fields events, and athletes competing in the middle distance relay cannot compete in any other event. Four athletes are selected per relay event, so there is plenty of opportunity for athletes to be selected and participate.
The State relays are held in November at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, with the U8 to U11’s competing on the Saturday and the U12 to U15’s competing on the Sunday. If your child is interested in representing Cherrybrook at the NSW Little Athletics State Relays, please complete a State Relay nomination form and return it to your age manager or to the State relay tub (in the club room on the results table). If your child is selected in the Cherrybrook Team, they will receive a selection letter via their age manager on Friday 9th November. A team selection list and Program will also be posted up at the oval and on the web site as soon as they become available. For enquiries please contact Nicky Jenneke (Championships Officer) Ph:9651 6565 or email email@example.com.
Zone Championships are
conducted in each of the 24 Zones throughout the State. Cherrybrook Little
Athletics competes in the North Metropolitan Zone, the largest Zone in the
State. This Season our zone will be contested in December
Selection of the zone
representative team (including relays) is made by the championships officer in
conjunction with the committee and age managers.
NB No athlete (no matter how good) will be automatically entered into the zone until a signed nomination form has been received.
The first three place
getters in Under 7 receive medals but do not progress past zone.
Certificates are issued
to all top eight place getters.
The 5 Regional Championships are all held on the third full weekend in February each year. Athletes in the age groups U8 through to U15 are eligible for this event. U8 athletes do not progress past the Regional Championships. Qualifying for the Regionals is via performances at each of the Zone Carnivals. Cherrybrook Centre competes in the Nth Parramatta region. For more information, please contact your Centre Secretary or Zone Co-ordinator.
State Track & Field Championships
This event is held on the third full weekend in March each year at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. Athletes in the age groups U9 through to U15 are eligible for this event. Qualifying to State is via performances at each of the 5 Regionals. At the completion of this carnival, a team of 22 x U13 athletes (11 boys and 11 girls) will be selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which is usually held on the weekend nearest to Anzac Day each year.
State Multi-Event Championships
State Multi-Event Championships are held on the first full weekend in March each year at a Country venue. A list of Centre duties will be published after the close of entries. The program is run over two days. List of Events. Centres apply to the Board of Management to host this annual event. Athletes in the U7 through to U15 are eligible to compete at this event. Centres must enter athletes on the official entry form (individual athlete entries will not be accepted), which was sent to all Centres in their Centre Returns Booklet and will be available in the Office Section of this site. Athletes MUST participate in ALL of the events on offer for their particular age group. Performances for all events are allocated points, based on the LAANSW Multi-Event point score system. The points are then added together to determine final results. The events offered per age group are as follows: -
At the completion of this carnival, 2 boys and 2 girls from the U15 age group are selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which is held on the weekend nearest to Anzac Day each year. These athletes will be selected based on their performances in the events which make up the ALAC Multi-Event competition (100m; hurdles; 800m; long jump; discus). These athletes will be announced at the State Track & Field Championships. For further information on the selection process, download last seasons ALAC NSW Team Selection Guidelines.
State Cross-Country & Road Walk Championships
The State Cross-Country & Road Walks are usually held on the first Sunday in July each year. The event is held alternately in Metro and Country NSW. There is no entry fee for these events. Athletes in the U7 through to U15 are eligible to enter the State Cross-Country. Athletes in the U9 through to U15 are eligible to enter the State Road Walks. Entries are taken on the day.
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 travel to Sydney. The Trans Tasman Tour usually takes place over 10 days, where children get the opportunity to meet with people of another country and learn about their customs, as well as take part in several athletic competitions, culminating in the Trans Tasman Challenge. The events offered are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus.
ALAC NSW State Team
The ALAC (Australian Little Athletics Championships) is a one-day event held every year, hosted by each State or Territory on a rotational basis. All States and Territories, apart from the Northern Territory, are represented at the Championships. The ALAC encompasses the Australian Teams Championships for Under 13 athletes and the Australian Multi Event Championships for Under 15 athletes. Selection in the Little Athletics NSW State Team is considered a great honour and a major highlight of Little Athletics involvement.