Saturday mornings are for Little Athletics and Online registrations are open! The morning of our first competition day is SATURDAY 21st Oct 8.30am to 11.00am. This is also our ‘come and try day.’
Little Athletics is a sport managed by parents for children aged between 5 and less than 17 years. If you or your athlete are older you or they can also compete as an adult athlete. You can check the age group here or click here for more information about Senior athletics.
The 2017/2018 season runs Term 4 of 2017 and continues through term one of 2018, observing the January school holidays in NSW and the ACT. The event dates will be in the calendar page and is updated for the new season.
Please note, that for this season (2017-2018), all athletes, U6 to U17, will commence at 830am every Saturday. We tried staggered start times for a couple of seasons and have decided to venture back to the earlier timeslot to help mitigate as much sun exposure as possible.
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 QLAC had more than 210 Little Athletes at Wright Park, many Personal Bests (PBs), parent helpers (essential) and a number of club records broken. We look forward to seeing everyone back for the new season.
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 to support the costs of affiliation (about 3/4 of the registration fees go on affiliation).
Life Members Robyn Murphy, Sam Greenland.
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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.