LAANSW Carnivals

Athletics carnivals conducted by Little Athletics Association of NSW

Trans Tasman Challenge (Open to U11 & U12)

The Challenge is an Under 11 and Under 12 multi event competition between a NSW team and a team from Auckland, New Zealand. The competition is held each January and alternates each year between Sydney and Auckland. The team is chosen following Trials in November. In 2014-15 it will be held in Sydney. Events offered are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus. It is the responsibility of athletes/parents to advise the Championship Officer of their desire to enter the Trials.

Date for Australian trials: First Sunday in November, (November 2, 2014). Entries close October 17, 2014.
Place for trials: Barton Park, North Parramatta.
Date for Trans Tasman Challenge: Sunday, 18 January 2015
Venue for Trans Tasman Challenge: Campbelltown Athletics Track

State Relay Championships (Open U8 to U17)

The State Relay Championships is the largest event on the LANSW calendar in terms of number of competitors. Junior athletes (U8 to U11) compete on the Saturday and Senior athletes (U12 to U17) compete on the Sunday. The Centre’s participation is dependent upon athletes in an age group being of sufficient standard to form a competitive team. See the Competitions Coordinator for further details.

Date: 22 & 23 November 2014
Entries close October 22, 2014.
Place: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC), Homebush.
Events contested are: –
4 member Relay teams 4 member Field Event teams
4 x 100m (U8-U15) 4 x Long Jump (U8 & U9)
4 x 200m (U8-U9) 2 x Shot Put / 2 x Discus (U8-U15)
4 x 400m (U10-U15) 2 x Long Jump / 2 x High Jump (U10-U15)


Zone Track & Field Championships (Open to U7 to U17.)

Across NSW, 24 Zone Championships represent the first stage in gaining a place at the State Track and Field Championships. Eastern Suburbs athletes are invited to nominate their chosen events for our “Inner City Zone” which competes against Balmain, Canterbury, Randwick Botany, South Eastern and Western Suburbs Clubs. However, final selection is determined by the ESLAC Championship Officer on the basis of Friday night performances as each club can only enter 5 U7 to U12 athletes in each event. There is no limit to the number of Seniors per event.
U7s to U12s may compete in 4 events only. U13s to U17s may compete in 6 events. Anyone competing in more than their age group events allows, will be disqualified from the event they did not officially enter into. The relay is an additional event and is not included in the 4-6 events.
Regions, such as our No. 8 Region, with two zones, automatically see the first 6 places in each Zone event progress through to the Regional carnival. Then a maximum of four next best qualifiers from each region will also be taken through to Regionals making a total of up to 16 athletes in each event at Regionals. Under 7 placegetters do not progress to the Regional Championships but do receive medals.

Date: 13 & 14 December 2014
Place: ES Marks Athletics Field


Regional Track & Field Championships (Open to U8 to U17 placegetters in Zone Championships)

Regional Championships are held across NSW each February. The State is divided into 8 regions, 4 metropolitan and 4 country and we participate in Region No 8. This contains just two Zones and qualifiers from the Inner City Zone compete with those from the Southern Metropolitan Zone. The first two places at each of the eight regions will automatically progress to the State Track & Field Championship. LAANSW then selects the next best eight clear final performances from across all regions. Making a total of up to 24 athletes in each event at state. Under 8 placegetters do not progress to the State Championship but do receive medals.

Date: 31 January & 1 February 2015
Place: Sylvania Waters Athletic Track


State Track & Field Championships (Open to U9 to U17 placegetters in Regional Championships)

The peak State Carnival for LAANSW Little Athletics.

Date: 20-22 March 2015
Place: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC), Homebush.


State Multi Event Championships (Open U7 to U17)

This event is a competition in which athletes compete in Athletes participate in ALL of the events on offer for their particular age group. Performances for all events are allocated points, based on the LANSW Multi-Event pointscore system. It is the responsibility of athletes/parents to advise the Championship Officer of their desire to enter the Trials. Two boys and two girls from the U15 age group across will be selected from their performances at the State Multi-Event Championships, to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships or ALAC, described below.

Date: 7 & 8 March 2015
Place: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC), Homebush.

Australian Little Athletics Championships or “Nationals”

The Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) is a one-day event held every year, hosted by each State plus ACT on a rotational basis.
The ALAC encompasses the Australian Teams Championships for Under 13 athletes and the Australian Multi Event Championships for Under 15 athletes, held together. To be selected among the 22 U13s or the 4 U15s in the Little Athletics NSW State Team is considered a great honour and a major highlight of Little Athletics involvement.

Date: Sunday, 26 April 2015
Place: WA Athletics Stadium, Stephenson Ave, Mt Claremont, Perth WA

State Cross-Country & Road Walk Championships

U7 through to U17 are eligible to enter the State Cross-Country. U9 through to U17 are eligible to enter the State Road Walks.

Date: Sunday 5 July 2015
Place: Metro NSW. TBA