The Structure of Little Athletics

Union

The National Body controlled by an Annual Conference attended by two delegates from each State and Territory. Between conferences, the Union is controlled by an honorary Executive of two (President and Secretary/Treasurer), who are elected by and responsible to the Union Annual Conference.

Association (Athletics West)

Athletics West is the governing body for athletics in Western Australia, delivering programs and services to conduct, encourage and promote the sport within our State. 
 
In July 2020, Little Athletics WA and Athletics WA became Athletics West, forming one organisation with the common vision of enabling West Australians to engage with athletics in meaningful and positive ways, and offering opportunities for more people to become involved, and stay involved with our sport. 
 
Athletics West deliver a diverse range of opportunities, from inclusive programs for both recreational and elite athletes, to education and development for coaches and officials and community engagement initiatives throughout Western Australia. 
 
Athletics West is the member association for Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia, and works closely with state member associations around Australia, Masters Athletics WA and other key sporting bodies.

Zone

Zones are groups of Centres whose responsibility is to conduct the qualifying heats of the State Track and Field Championships.  It is the intention of Athletics West to phase out the qualifying heats over the coming two years.

(There are 4 Zones in total.  Inglewood is in Zone 3 which consists of Inglewood, Bayswater, Eastern Hills, Kingsway, Swan Valley, Bunbury, Eastern Goldfields and Newman)

Clubs

A Centre is traditionally composed of Clubs that compete against each other at the Centre. Each Club is managed independently by a Committee of volunteers.
(In 2014 Inglewood dissolved its Clubs, amalgamating its members into a Centre united under one banner. This had many benefits, including access to all equipment and coaches and greater flexibility in training days).

Centre

Groups of clubs in an area with an Executive elected by and responsible to a Centre meeting of members.

Registration

The registration period in Little Athletics is from October 1st to September 30th.  i.e., once a child is registered, he or she remains registered until the following September 30th.
A child's age at December 31st is the age group into which the child is placed for that entire season.

Athletics West 

Aisle 8, Level 1, Shirley Strickland Grandstand
Herb Elliot Drive via Stephenson Avenue 
Mt Claremont Western Australia 6010

Tel: (08) 6272 0480 | E: admin@athleticswest.com.au | Postal Address: PO Box 157, Floreat WA 6014

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