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'Welcome to Little Athletics'

Location: Newport ▸

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Country: Australia
State: Victoria
Suburb: Newport
Post Code: 3015
Street: Cnr North Road and The Strand
Phone: 0413028302
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Slogan: 'Welcome to Little Athletics'
Bio: The Little Athletics year begins in October and runs through to the following September (this includes the summer season as well as the Cross Country season). Participants can register at any time during the athletic season providing participants are between the age of 5 and 15.Little Athletes can also participate in Cross Country from April to July for a small additional fee.

Age groups are determined by the year and month of birth as detailed in the following Victorian Little Athletics Association (VLAA) Registrars Ready,
Age group by month and year of birth:

Age group Athlete born between
October 1 September 30
Under 16 1995 1996
Under 15 1996 1997
Under 14 1997 1998
Under 13 1998 1999
Under 12 1999 2000
Under 11 2000 2001
Under 10 2001 2002
Under 9 2002 2003
Under 8 2003 2004
Under 7 2004 2005
Under 6 2005 2006
2006 2007
2007 2008
2008 2009
2009 2010
2010 2011
2011 2012
2012 2013
2013 2014
2014 2015
2015 2016
2016 2017
2017 2018
Each competition day, usually Saturday morning, the children participate in a selection of events that rotate through different weekly programmes with some Friday twilight competitions.

Throughout the season athletes have an opportunity to participate in additional events including Region Relays, Region Track and Field, State Multi Event competition and Open Days run by other Little Athletics Centres. Region events are open to all athletes from Under 9 – Under 16. Region Track & Field is also open to Under 8 children, however they cannot progress through to State Championships. The State Multi Event is open to any child from Under 9 - Under 16; there is no qualifying round for eligibility.

The Under 6 age group will participate in a modified programme, which consists of a combination of track and field events, and skills training called the "On Track" programme.

During the Cross Country season, the athletes run a single race of a distance between 1 and 3 km, depending on their age. Region and State Championships are held each year for Cross Country. Open to all athletes Under 9 – Under 16.

Athletes compete in a series of events on a rotational basis.
Sprints (70 m, 100 m, 200 m)
Middle Distance (400 m) depending on age
Long Distance (800 m, 1500 m) depending on age
Hurdles (60 m, 80 m, 90 m, 100 m, 300 m) depending on age & gender

Long Jump / Triple Jump / High Jump
Shot Put / Discus
Javelin (U11-U16 only. Note there is an 8am start for this event only)
Cross Country (Winter Season)

During the summer Track & Field Season, events are held at the Newport Athletics Track, Cnr North Road and The Strand, Newport (behind Lifestyle Gymnasium).

Cross Country events are held at Newport Lakes. Enter off Johnston Street, Newport.

A summer morning programme begins at 8:20 am sharp unless otherwise advised in the fixture and finishes around 12:30 pm. The Under 6 Program generally starts at 9:00am and finishes earlier, depending on the events being offered on the day.

During the winter Cross Country Season, competition starts at 10:00 am and finishes around 11:00 am.

-The summer Track and Field Season consists of about 18 weeks of competition, beginning in October and running through to our last day of competition in March the following year concluding with a Centre Championship day. The centre have a break from just before Christmas to mid January.

-Cross Country begins around April and runs through to July.

Williamstown LAC currently has no specific programme for children with disabilities; however, the centre Executive Committee encourages all children to join. If a specific programme is required to accommodate the needs of an individual.

Please contact centre for further information.
Telephone Number: 0408360499
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