All athletes must be present for warm-up before competition begins promptly at 8am.
Each Saturday, athletes participate in 5 events (including hurdles, sprints, long-distance, shot put, discus, javelin (U11+), long jump, high jump, triple jump (U11+) on a three-week rotational program, plus games and skill development.
Parent involvement is essential – we need your help at events with recording, measuring, spiking, raking and retrieving. ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN IN ATTENDANCE AT EACH MEET. THOSE ATHLETES WHO DO NOT HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN IN ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE. Leaving your child unattended is dangerous and is not fair to their fellow athletes, the age marshalls, other parents or the Committee.
Athletes are provided with instructional coaching in all athletic disciplines. Parents are required to supervise athletes and assist with set-up and pack-up.
How to Guides
Little Atheltics Queensland provide basic “how to” guides for each event.
Find your weekly results here with your family login: https://www.resultshq.com.au/Login/Index/
We regularly take photographs of athletes. Photos may be published online during the season. Please contact the club to opt out of photos please.
Please refer to our Tweed Little Athletics Facebook page for updates if competition is to be cancelled. A call will be made by 7am.
Dogs are not permitted at the sports field as per Tweed Shire Council signage and Tweed Little Athletics Summer Sport License Agreement.
A canteen operates each Saturday, selling hot food, sushi, chips, lollies, ice monys and cold drinks. Hot drinks are available from the Coffee Van. EFTPOS is available.
Please ensure athletes names are on all items, especially hats and drink bottles. A lost property tub is kept in the shed with items collected at the end of each week.
Parent and Athlete Code of Conduct
- Treat each other as you would like to be treated
- Promote constructive discussion
- De-personalise issues
- Be supportive
- Be tactful and considerate
- Keep an open mind
- Co-operate with each other
- Assist the Centre when and where possible
Always keeping in mind our motto: FAMILY, FUN AND FITNESS
To be eligible for end of season awards, athletes are required to attend 60% of centre competition days. Medical certificates are required if you are unable to compete due to illness or injury.
If your family is going away the athletes can compete at any Little Athletics Centre Australia wide and still receive their points. Ask for copies of their performances to be posted to the Recording Officer, PO Box 280, Tweed Heads NSW 2485.
McDonald’s Achievement Award Cards
The McDonald’s Achievement Awards recognise three levels of achievement. Times and distances for each level are calculated by LAQ. Anyone achieving a Green level has achieved a good level of performance, a Red level – a very good performance, but achievable by only about 65% and a Blue level – an excellent performance achievable by only about 20% of Little Athletes. To receive a McDonald’s Achievement Award Certificate (given throughout the season), you have to achieve that level in at least three of the groups. The groups are hurdles, sprints, distance, walks, throws and jumps. You must achieve the level in ALL the events in that group. Please refer to McDonald’s Achievement Award card (pink or blue card) given at time of registration for further details.