The motto for Little Athletics in Australia is “For family, fun and fitness”. Tuggeranong embraces that objective by endeavouring to ensure that through athletic participation, individuals are able to satisfy the goals that they set for themselves. It is not whether children come first, second or last in an event, but how they approach their participation and how they develop and improve that is important, not only over the season but from year to year. It is our intent to provide a friendly environment for both adults and children to assist the children in meeting the challenges they set for themselves.
How it works
Little Athletics at Tuggeranong is quite simple – you attend Kambah No. 3 Oval from 8:45am to 11am each Saturday morning (starting in October and finishing towards the end of March in the following year, with a break for the Christmas holidays). While there, children will do a combination of running, throwing, jumping events and a little standing still (for a rest now and then). Children are divided into age groups (eg. under 9 girls, under 9 boys) for each age from, and including, under 6 to under 17.
Tuggeranong Little Athletics Association is not run by paid officials and the help of ALL PARENTS is needed to make the Club run smoothly. On competition days parents can assist with timekeeping, measuring jumps and throws, recording of results, marshalling age groups and helping in the canteen. All children must be accompanied by an authorised
adult at all times during competition and training.
The registration number and age patch must be worn at every Club meeting on Saturday morning. The registration number must be sewn or pinned to the front of the t-shirt and the age patch sewn or pinned on the left shoulder. (Note: the patches should be ironed before sewing to set the colours). Footwear is mandatory for children competing in all events. Club rules regarding the wearing of spikes mirror those of the ACTLAA.
When representing the Club at any inter-club or ACTLAA events they must wear TLAA uniforms. New TLAA uniforms, including “sun smart” T-shirts, shorts, and singlets are available for purchase on competition mornings.
Second-hand uniforms may also be available.
Training is held each Wednesday (for U8 and up age groups) at Kambah No. 3 Oval from 5.00 pm to approximately 6.00 pm. All children are encouraged to attend these training sessions if they wish to enhance their performances.
If it is raining or the weather conditions are bad there will be a message posted on our Facebook page at approximately 8:15am to advise if the days events are cancelled.
Registration for the 2017 – 2018 Season
The 2017/18 Little Athletics season begins on Saturday 14th October
Registration is available from the 14th of August online or at the following registration day:
- Saturday 16th September, 9am-12:00pm – Kambah No 3 Oval, Kett St Kambah
You can either register on-line or come along to our first meet and register on the day.
2017-18 season registration packs including registration number patches, can all be collected at the Kambah No 3 oval where TLAA Club Uniforms will also be for sale. If you have registered on line, please bring your invoice.
The ACT Little Athletics Association (ACTLAA) only accepts online registration as a means of payment via Credit Card or Paypal. This system will provide a quick and easy registration process, allow for electronic payment of registration fees and improve the integrity of our data.
To register online, please complete registration details here.
Rego fees are due at the beginning of each season. Fees for the 2017/2018 season are:
- First child – $125
- Second child – $115
- Each additional child after second – $95
This registration fee covers affiliation to the ACTLAA, insurance, entry fees to most ACTLAA run carnivals, payment of ground hire, equipment purchases, club awards, certificates and coaching fees.
On payment of the registration fees (and not before such payment is made), the athlete is provided with a current season registration number, the appropriate age patch, and any sponsorship material provided by the Australian Little Athletics or the ACT Little Athletics Association.
Age groups are determined by the child’s age at the start of the athletics year on 1 October. The child competes in that age group for the whole the season. Children who are younger than five on 1 October can be registered if they will turn five by the end of March the following year.
We are often asked why athletes can’t move into other age groups to be with their friends from school. The age groups are determined by Little Athletic Australia (LAA). Being in an age group also sets the types of events you can do and the weights of equipment used. As a club in the little athletics association we have to abide by this rule.
Athletics is a very sociable sport. At the club level athletes are still able to see and mix with school friends – but they also get to make new friends from other schools as well. They will also be in a group according to ability so can record PB’s against an ability that is not too easy and not too hard, which at the end of the day makes for a happy athlete and happy families.