The Competitions and Championship
Hawkesbury City Athletics Centre conducts its club competition every Tuesday night throughout the season. Points are accumulated at these weekly competitions on participation, achievement and improvement to go towards season awards at Presentation.
There are additional competitions conducted each season that our athletes are encouraged to participate in. Not only do our athletes get to compete against athletes from other centres but they also get to make great friendships.
The first of these events is the Zone Championships (involving a number of centres within our local zone). The best athletes at each zone progress to one of eight Regional Championships (four metropolitan and four country NSW). The best athletes from each Regional progress to the NSW State Track & Field Championships – which is held in March of each year at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.
Zone Championships are conducted in each of the 23 Zones throughout the State. Athletes in the age groups U7 through to U17 are eligible for this event.
The Regional Championships are held in late January or February each year. Athletes in the age groups U8 through to U17 are eligible for this event. .
The State Track & Field Championships are the culmination of the track & field competition season. The Championships are held in March each year at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. Para or Multi-Class events are included as part of the State Championships each year.
As well as these events, Little Athletics NSW also conducts various State Championships.
The ALAC (Australian Little Athletics Championships) is a two-day event held every year in April. The event is hosted by each State or Territory on a rotational basis. All States and Territories, with the exception of the Northern Territory, are represented at the championships. .
The State Relay Championships is the largest event on the LANSW calendar in terms of number of competitors. As the name suggests the Championships are comprised entirely of relay events. The State Relays are held in November each year. Juniors (U8 to U11), compete on the Saturday and Seniors (U12 to U17) compete on the Sunday. The Championships are usually held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.
The State Combined Events Carnival is held on the first weekend in March each year, at a regional venue. At this carnival, athletes participate in ALL of the events on offer for their age group and points are allocated for performances recorded in each event, based on the Little Athletics NSW Multi-Event Pointscore tables/system. The points across all events conducted for each age group are added together to determine final results. Entries are ONLINE only. There are no refunds following initial close of entry.
The State Cross-Country & Road Walks were, up until 2015, held on the first Sunday in July each year. In 2016 Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW combined and held two separate events Athletes in the U7 through to U17 age groups are eligible to enter the State Cross-Country. Athletes in the U9 through to U17 age groups are eligible to enter the State Road Walks. Entries are made online. There is no refund after initial close of entry.
Many centres also conduct ‘Gala Days’ which are open to registered members from any centre. These are FUN days, which offer a variety of events. Again, we encourage our athletes to get involved in the different Gala Days on offer as they promote a strong team atmosphere for our athletes. Details on Gala Days can be found on our Centre Noticeboard.