Saturday mornings are for Little Athletics!
Little Athletics is a sport managed by parents for children aged between 5 (born before 30 March 2012) and less than 17 years (not before 1 October 1999). If your athlete was born before 1 October 1998 they are counted as an adult athlete.
The 2016/2017 season runs Term 4 of 2015 and continues through term one of 2017, observing the January school holidays in NSW and the ACT. The event dates will be in the calendar page and the 2015 – 2016 handbook will be updated for the new season. The Committee introduced some new procedures for the 2015/2016 season, including a slightly later start time for U9- U16 age groups to make movement around Wright Park smoother, and a seniors coaching role.
Family, Fun and Fitness
Queanbeyan Little Athletics Centre (QLAC), also known as Queanbeyan Lightning, is for:
Family – Parents assisting with activities. There’s more about being a parent volunteer here, the role of parents here and FAQs here. AND WE NEED HELPERS TO KEEP OUR CLUB ALIVE!
Fun – Emphasis is on individual improvement rather than winning, so we talk Personal Bests for everyone.
Fitness – Athletes are involved in a range of activities to improve their fitness.
QLAC is affiliated with Little Athletics ACT (LAACT). This means that QLAC athletes can compete against other clubs in the ACT region at major events to gain more experience or just to meet up with other athletes. LAACT publishes a regional calendar which is updated regularly here.
Last season we had a huge season with 247 Little Athletes at Wright Park, many Personal Bests (PBs) and a number of club records broken. To check what age group your Little Athlete is an age group calculator is used, which will be updated for 2016/2017. And during the season we will publish meet photos to our Facebook page – like us!
Financing our Operations
QLAC is committed to keeping registration fees and uniform costs as low as possible so that all children can take part. To achieve this aim, parents run a canteen and fundraisers.
Life Member Robyn Murphy.
QLAC has a number of sponsors who have supported us over the years. Several local businesses have offered us sponsorship through reduced costs, funds and direct assistance. We thank them all for their ongoing support and ask that you consider them for business.