Little Athletics

The principal aim of our Centre is to provide fun and fitness through athletics competition for all  members in a family atmosphere. Our Centre runs each Friday evening, from 5.45pm to around 8.00pm, during the Summer athletics season (September through to March) at Greenway Park Oval #2, Cherrybrook.  A Winter Cross Country competition held between April and August.

The Centre is operated on a non-profit basis, and aside from our qualified coaches, operated entirely by parents and family members on a voluntary basis.

Our Summer Program operates on a rotating 3 week program. As well as Friday evening competition, Athletes from the Centre also compete at various LAANSW and ANSW competitions during the season. For more information see our season calendar and other information provided on this website.

Friday Night Competition

Cherrybrook Competition Nights are held at Greenway Oval No2 on Shepherds Drive, Cherrybrook on most Friday nights throughout the season (see calendar) and are open to all registered little athletes and senior athletes.

On arrival please assist with the set-up of the track and field and then assemble on the concrete area outside the amenities block for some quick messages. Please find your child’s age manager and sign in your child.

Friday night competitions commence promptly at 5.45 pm with warm-up. Following the warm up, athletes assemble with their age groups and proceed to their first event once they have their age managers and four helpers.

The first event on the week’s program commences promptly at 6.00 pm and generally the program will finish by 8.30 pm.

All officials and helpers must be signed on at their duties by the commencement of events at 6.00 pm.

All age groups with a rostered duty (see parent roster) must be present to do their roster at 5.15-5.30 pm at the beginning of the night.

It can become very cold at Cherrybrook Oval, especially during September, October and November. It is therefore important to ensure that both athletes and parents bring adequate warm clothing. Warm fleecy club tops are available for purchase through our onsite uniform shop and athletes may run in these tops on club nights. We also recommend that the athletes have drink bottles with them each night, especially in the summer months. Bottled water is available from our canteen. A parent and/or a nominated guardian must be in attendance for each athlete each Friday night and all parents/guardians are expected to undertake their roles as general field officials. The only exceptions will be parents with young children or special exemptions agreed to at registration.

Please ensure you are familiar with, and assist with your age groups “set up” and “pack away” duties each week, and ensure you assist with your age groups rostered duty.

Nightly Program

The club runs three different competition programs to provide athletes with the opportunity to tackle all events open to their age group. Program 1 will be used on the first competition night, Program 2 the second night and Program 3 the third, and so on.

If a night is washed out, the program is postponed until the following Friday night. The program to be used on a given night is advertised on the club website ( and a copy of the program will be posted on the wall near the canteen.

Friday Night Competition Results

Each week when all results have been uploaded there will be an announcement on the Cherrybrook Athletics website Results Page (generally by midday Saturday). Note: Field results entered into iPads or tablet devices on the field upload when saved. You can then access the results by logging into the ResultsHQ website using your registered email address and password. If you do not know your password or username, click on the ResultsHQ screen prompts.

LAs Points System and Annual Awards

At the annual presentation day all attending LAs athletes are presented with a medal of participation.

Age group awards for U7 – U15 athletes are also awarded in the categories of Most Consistent and Most Improved Athlete.  These awards are based on a computer generated points system applied from weekly results,

Most Consistent Points
1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 9 pts, 3rd = 8 pts, 4th = 7 pts, 5th = 6 pts, 6th = 5 pts, 7th = 4 pts, 8th = 3 pts, 9th = 2pts, 10th  = 1 point.

Most Improved Points
Better than last personal best = 10 Pts, Equal to last personal best = 5 Pts, Attempted event = 1 pt

To be eligible for any of the above awards an athlete should have attended at least 52% of the available weeks in the season, or have a legitimate reason for attending less eg injury.

Performance Awards – Issued to Athletes who have achieved outstanding results in any area of athletics, but have not received a most consistent or most improved award.

T J Beale Perpetual Trophy
The T J Beale Perpetual Trophy is the most prestigious club award for our junior division. It is given to a girl and boy in the under 12 age group who best epitomize the philosophy of Little Athletics. The Criteria for this Award consists of attendance of 70%, a positive attitude and a willingness to embrace good sportsmanship. Note: The committee reserves the right to award the trophy to another age group in any season.

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