Little Athletics was originally formed to provide an athletic track and field competition for younger children as they were not catered for by senior clubs. Little Athletics contributes to the development of fundamental skills in running, jumping and throwing by personal improvement and participation while at the same time emphasises family values and enjoyment.
Our Centre, and Little Athletics in general cannot claim large number of specialist coaches. Any athletes that wish to specialise would be better if they are trained and perfected by specialist coaches. Please note, generally it must be accepted that specialisation is unwise until mid-teens.
The philosophy of Little Athletics is best captured by the words FAMILY, FUN AND FITNESS. As part of this philosophy we encourage athletes and volunteers to embrace 'Your Best'.
Little Athletics encourages parents to be helpers and be part of your child's journey in fitness and healthy lifestyles.
Over the years, the range of events offered by Little Athletics have changed, the following events conducted either on a weekly basis or in competition include:
Sprints - 70m, 100m, 200m
Distance - 400m, 800m, 1500m
Hurdles - 60mH, 80mH, 90mH, 100mH, 110mH
Walks - 700m, 1100m, 1500m
Relays - 4x70m, 4x100m, 4x200m, 4xMedley
Jumps - Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump
Throws - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin