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Expressions of interest for 2018-19 Committee Positions - we want (& need) you!

The NDLAC Committee is a great team that oversees the running of our Centre for all athletes and their families. 

Each year, we ask any parents and carers who are interested in Little Athletics to consider being a part of the NDLAC Committee. We have a number of positions that will be available in the 2018-19 season, and we would love to have you on board!

If you are interested, please express your interest with any of the Committee members.

 


AGE GROUP CHANGES FROM 2018-19 SEASON

Hi all

Please note that from the 2018-19 season, there will be some changes to the determination of age groups for Little Athletics Australia-wide.

http://littleathletics.com.au/News/little-athletics-age-group-changes

INTRODUCTION

Traditionally, Little Athletics registration dates have aligned to the commencement of the summer athletics season. Essentially, the age that the athlete turns between 01 Oct and 30 Sep of any given registration year, determined the age group that the athlete was considered ‘Under’.

Across the sport of athletics in Australia the Little Athletics age grouping has been unique in that it is based upon the season rather than the calendar year, whereas national school sport and Athletics Australia determined age groups by year of birth. Consequently, the determination of age groups within Little Athletics has long been a subject of discussion.

SUMMARY

A summary of the changes and impacts is as follows:

  • The age group anniversary date will change in the 2018-19 season to 31 December
  • Athletes born between October and December 2003 will bypass the U15 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U14 athlete in 2017-18 for state associations that do not offer U16’s and U17’s
  • Athletes born between October and December 2001 will bypass the U17 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U16 athlete in 2017-18
  • State Associations will be continue  to be responsible for the age group determination for winter cross country and race walking competitions conducted by their association
  • Athletes born between January and September are unaffected by the change
  • The age groups will align with national school sport competitions
  • Athletes will remain in the same age group for the duration of the summer season
  • The age groups will align with Athletics Australia for the first half of the summer season
  • Event specifications will align with School Sport competitions except for U15-U17 boy’s hurdles
  • The Board of Little Athletics Australia will develop a transition plan to ensure affected athletes are provided an opportunity for State Team selection
  • Athletes born between October and December 2003 will bypass the U15 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U14 athlete in 2017-18 for state associations that do not offer U16’s and U17’s
  • Athletes born between October and December 2001 will bypass the U17 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U16 athlete in 2017-18
  • State Associations will be continue  to be responsible for the age group determination for winter cross country and race walking competitions conducted by their association

 The following FAQ and facts have been compiled to address concerns raised.

http://littleathletics.com.au/Portals/25/Age%20Group%20-%20FAQ%20and%20Facts%20FINAL%2024-11-2016.pdf