How old do you have to be? The primary aim of Little Athletics is to provide a recreational activity for boys and girls, turning six (6) and under seventeen (17) years of age. Check out the age calculator below. Proof of age is required for all new athletes (i.e. those not previously registered with a WALA affiliated centre).
How can I register? You can register online, via email or at our registration day at the Wendling Road clubrooms during September. We also accept mid season registrations after Christmas and winter cross-country enrolments. Returning athletes need to register with results HQ. All athletes must attend the registration day to sign up for Club and Hamersley volunteer rosters.
What does it cost to join? This depends on which club you join:
Glendale Fees : $235 for 1st child; $230 for each sibling
Karrinyup Fees (2016) Membership Cost: U7-U9 $245 & U10-U17 $260
North Beach Fees (2016): $210 per athlete
Oceanside Fees (2016): $240 per year
Sorrento Fees (2016): – $225 per athlete
Whitfords Fees (2016): $230 per athlete , 220 second + Club Shirt – $25 if required.
When do you hold Little Athletics? We compete most Saturday mornings between October and March each year, starting at 07:45am in the morning and we normally finish by 11:30-12:30pm depending on age group and numbers attending. There is a 3-4 week break over December / early January.
Where is Hamersley Little Athletics Centre situated? You can find Charles Riley Reserve in Wendling Road, North Beach.
What’s it like? Our centre believes that perseverance, sportsmanship, and ‘personal best’ performances should be rewarded just as much as much as a high level of achievement. Our commitment is to make every family involved in the sport of Little Athletics feel welcome and to provide not only competition for our young athletes – but also an atmosphere of family participation and enjoyment.
Thank you in advance for making time available to help out at your club and centre. Without the enthusiastic help of all parents, Little Athletics as a family activity would not exist – a great club is formed from a great team of volunteers! Please offer your help at training sessions and competition days wherever possible – you are sure to enjoy the experience. Check out our information section for more details.
Do I have to live in particular area? No, but here is a guide for the club catchments.
If any club considers themselves at capacity, then that club will direct the prospective athlete to another club as close as possible to their boundary. It is Hamersley’s intention to accommodate every athlete that wishes to join us.
Karrinyup LAC: Training sessions at Karrinyup Reserve, Karrinyup.
West: Marmion Ave
North: Reid Highway
South: No limits – most families south of Scarborough Beach Rd will likely join UWA Centre
North Beach LAC: Training sessions at Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach. East: Marion Ave
North: Beach Rd
South: Karrinyup Rd
Glendale LAC: Training sessions at Carine Open Space, Carine. West: Marmion Ave
North: Warwick Rd
South: Reid Highway
Sorrento LAC: Training sessions at Robin Reserve, Sorrento.
North: Hepburn Ave
South: Beach Rd, Marmion Ave north to Warwick Rd, Warwick Rd East
Whitfords LAC: Training sessions at McDonald Reserve, Padbury. North: Whitfords Ave
South: Hepburn Ave
Oceanside LAC: Training sessions at Korella Park, Mullaloo.
South: Whitfords Ave
North: No limits – most families north of Mullaloo will possibly join Joondalup Centre
Training and Coaching If you would your child to get some help in a particular event, and then training is coordinated through the clubs; most training on Monday and or Wednesday afternoons during the season. Training is provided at no expense to club members and is not compulsory BUT please check the individual club websites.
Can we miss a weekend or two? Yes of course, there is no requirement that your child competes every weekend. Points do accumulate for a number of the trophies across the whole season.
Do you ever compete at other venues? Yes, there are 3 or 4 WALA events which are normally held at the WA Athletics Centre in Mount Claremont, these are usually held over a Saturday and Sunday and our normal Saturday competition is unaffected.
If you travel interstate for holidays you are allowed to compete at another Little Athletics Centre. Remember to take your uniform and registration number with you