Western Blues Little Athletics Austral
Western Blues promotes ‘Family, Fun and Fitness’. Our athletic events aim to develop good sportsmanship, develop athletic skills and help build the self-esteem of each athlete in a safe environment.
Our Committee promotes a Child Safe Centre that complies with the Australian guidelines. We are dedicated to providing a fun environment where kids can learn new skills in family friendly surroundings. We welcome all children regardless of their athletic ability or skill.
We encourage each child to achieve their own personal best and aim to assist your child develop their sporting abilities as well as increase their fitness. Little Athletics is also a place to make new friends.
Little Athletics is run during the summer months. Our Club Competition nights are on Friday nights, starting at 6.30pm.
Each Club Competition night we do need parents to volunteer to help run an age group, record the results, help out in the canteen and unpack/pack up the equipment. Little Athletics centres do not operate without the assistance of parents and volunteers. We encourage all parents to help out to ensure that the Centre runs smoothly. We encourage all parents to become involved, especially parents who were Little Athletics members themselves or who competed in sports.
Little Athletics NSW is the governing body for all Little Athletics centres. Little Athletics is one of the very few sports where parents can be fully involved in their childrens sporting development and get involved beyond the spectator level.
We cater for children 3 -17 years of age.
2018 – 2019 Season Dates
14th Sept at 6pm: Meet and Greet, Uniform Ordering and Trial night
21st Sept at 6.30pm: Second Trial night and Parent Volunteer Training
28th Sept at 6.30pm: First Club Competition night
For general information on how to register please see our Registration page.
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If your child is new to Little A’s and has never done any of the events before please give them time to get use to the events. If your child is joining an Age Group where the athletes have already been training for a season or 2, please reassure your child that soon they will know what to do like the other kids. It does take some time to run through each event as the events rotate each week. We do not place more value on the athletes that can run faster or jump higher, they all deserve the opportunity to have a run and develop their skill. We simply encourage all children to do their best. Western Blues is a club which offers the opportunity for your child to learn and experience athletics is a relaxed environment.
Each child’s end of season results is based on THEIR personal bests for the season not who comes first or last.
For Returning Parents
All athletes need to register and pay for their fees tonline o get their Centre numbers and sponsorship badges. We implemented a ‘No Number/No Result policy in 2016. That is, athletes who do not have their centre numbers on their uniforms, will not have their results recorded. When athletes do not have their centre numbers displayed on their uniforms it makes the recording of the event results very difficult and time consuming and causes all events to run late. The Friday night volunteers are not expected to remember all the athletes numbers.
Every Friday nights times and distances are entered into LA NSW Results software. This is entered via the athletes number, not name. If your child goes to Zone or Region they will need their full centre uniform on, centre numbers and sponsorship badges to be eligible to enter the competition.
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Po Box 57
Austral NSW 2179
Western Blues Little Athletics
Cnr 4th & 11th Avenue
Austral NSW 2179