Little Athletics is a uniquely Australian sport for children aged 5-16 years. As the name suggests, it is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field) and the events are specially modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing and walking events is conducted.
Little A's, as it is affectionately referred to by those who enjoy it, is not really about winning, but about having fun, making friends and getting families involved in healthy activities. The emphasis is placed on participation and personal improvement. It is little surprise then, that the motto of Little Athletics is: "Family, Fun and Fitness".
Little Athletics recognises that children vary widely in shape, size and athletic ability, and is thus one of few sports that successfully caters for them all.
Each year across NSW, approximately 40,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.
“Little Athletics NSW aspires to provide the community with recreational athletics activities that contribute to the healthy development of our children.
Such activities will promote: -
The development of skills
The building of character and self esteem
The fostering of good sportsmanship
in a safe, positive, family-friendly and inclusive environment.”