STRUCTURE OF LITTLE ATHLETICS
Australian Little Athletics
Australian Little Athletics
Nationally, Little Athletics is organised by Australian Little Athletics (ALA). The policy
making body of ALA is the Board of Management which comprises an executive of three
together with the Chairman/President of each affiliated State or Territory Association. The
Executive positions consist of a President, Administration and Finance Director, Competition
and Standards Director .
These positions are elected for a two year term from nominations received from affiliated
associations and voted on by each of the affiliated Associations.
The control and direction of the Little Athletics movement in the State is vested in the Board
The members of the Board of Management are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the
Association by votes from affiliated Centres.
The Board of Management is made up of eight positions and has a variety of roles, including
such things as: the running of all State Championships and Association conducted events,
obtaining sponsorship and/or Government assistance, provision of publications/information,
education of Coaches and officials, guidance and support for all Centres and their executive,
conducting meetings and conferences, provision of paperwork etc.
The Centre is the body that organises and conducts the weekly competitions for all athletes.
Each Centre has an elected Committee of Management that is responsible for the
administration and conduct of the Centre’s affairs. Centres design their own programme and
timetable each week, co-ordinate the activities of voluntary workers, register members with
the State Association, ensure all details of equipment, recording. finance, promotions etc are
arranged, conduct regular meetings etc.
The Club is the smallest administrative unit in the Little Athletics movement. Each Club
forms a part of and is tied to a particular Centre.
The Little Athletics Club normally has a small management committee selected from parents
within the Club and their main function is to perform simple administrative tasks. Clubs
organise training sessions for their athletes, and keep them informed of any nomination forms
or events that are being held.
Community Athletics Council of Western Australia (CACWA)
At a governance level, the WA Little Athletics and Athletics WA boards endorsed a constitution to form the Community Athletics Council of Western Australia (CACWA) and were incorporated in January 2012.
These two bodies are the foundation members and the intention is to invite other athletics bodies to join. The main purpose of the council is to foster harmonious relations between all affiliated athletics bodies in Western Australia and the board consists of joint representation from both bodies.