Discover Little Athletics

Little Athletics is a fun, social and active program for girls and boys aged 5 to 16. There is a wide range of events including running, jumping, throwing and walking. These events are modified to suit the age and ability of the children.

Little Athletics promotes that it is important to “Be your Best”. The emphasis is on fun, participation and technique and getting involved with your family and friends in physical activity.

Melville Little Athletics Centre is based at Len Shearer Reserve, Booragoon. This is where we hold our weekly competition on Saturday mornings from October to March each year. We have four clubs that compete at our Centre; these are Brentwood, Leeming, Olympia and Palmyra-Bicton. When registering with Melville Little Athletics Centre you join one of our Clubs and compete for them at our weekly competitions.

At Melville we offer Little Athletics from Under 6 to Under 17. Your age on 31 December determines your age group. For example, if you turn 9 in 2021, you register in Under 10.

Registrations open on Saturday 4 September from the registration link on this website.

More details can be found here.

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Windup to the summer season

Congratulations to all the award winners. The summer season has ended at Len Shearer Reserve, however, some athletes will continue to go on and compete at the Little Athletics State Champs this weekend and also the National Championships in Sydney in April.

It won’t be long until the winter season kicks off. For those new to athletics, the winter season covers cross country and road walking….view more

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COVID Update

Update: 01/02/2021

Dear Members

As a result of today’s announcement from the state government, there will be NO TRAINING this week (Mon-Fri).

At this point in time, our next competition (twilight on Sat 6/2) will still go ahead however this may change as the week progresses based on advice from our governing body and the relevant state authorities.

Please stay well, reach out for help if needed and let’s get through this safely together.

Kind regards
MAC Executive Committee

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Happy New Year 2021

We hope everyone has had a well-deserved break and ready to fly out the blocks in 2021.

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 5PM – Program 2
  • Saturday, 30 January 2021 at 7:30am – Program 1

State Champs Qualifiers (Zones)

It’s time to start planning your training with the State Champs Qualifiers (Zones) not too far away.

  • Saturday, 27 February and Sunday 28 February 2021

State Champs

  • Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March
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