Reward And Recognition



Our reward and recognition program is designed to highlight our emphasis on athletes doing their best, persisting, and participating in all events. This emphasis is consistent with LAV Policy.

We also recognise achievements such as records, season best performances, participation at Regional and State events as well as achievements at school events.

Our committee constantly reviews this program to ensure we are promoting Little Athletics values.


Our reward and recognition program includes: 

  • Personal Best (PB) listing on event sheets and “real time” recognition. 
  • PB recognition on event “tickets”. 
  • Announcements / rewards for achievement of PB’s. 
  • End of season “Most Improved Athlete” award (see below). 
  • Recognition of achievements in announcements and newsletters. 
  • Record certificates. 
  • End of season PB certificates 
  • End of season “Age Group Champion” awards for participation and performance (see below). 


End of season awards: 


Age Group Awards 

These awards recognise participation and performance by athletes, subject to the eligibility criteria below. Athletes are awarded points for each event they participate in (see opposite page). The more events athletes participate in, and the better their performances, the more points accumulated. Trophies are awarded to the 3 athletes who have accumulated the most points in each age / gender group. 


Junior Boy / Girl Trophy U6 – U9 

Intermediate Boy / Girl Trophy U10 – U12 

Senior Boy / Girl Trophy U13 – U16 


These awards recognise participation and performance by athletes and are awarded to the athletes who accumulate the most points across the age groups indicated.


Participation Recognition Trophy 

All athletes who meet our eligibility criteria will receive a trophy recognising their participation in Little Athletics for the season. They will also receive a certificate listing their PB’s in all events for the summer season. 


Most Improved Athlete

During the 2004-2005 season Andrew and Sally Dick donated funds for a Most Improved Perpetual Trophy. The criteria for the most improved boy and girl will be determined firstly by the number of personal bests achieved and secondly they will not have been awarded a 1st, 2nd or 3rd trophy in their age group. 


Most Dedicated Athlete 

During the 2009-2010 season, Les McLean donated a perpetual trophy for the Most Dedicated athlete during the track & field season. The criteria for the most dedicated athlete is the athlete who competes in the most number of events during the season, but does not win a 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their age group. 


Eligibility for End of Season Awards 

To be eligible for consideration in the selection of the Sunbury Little Athletics Centre’s end of season awards, an athlete must participate in at least 50% plus 1 of the normal Centre meetings conducted during the Track & Field season from the date of the athlete becoming a registered, financial member. Athletes must be financial members to receive a trophy.