Winter Competition

Winter Competition

The Winter Program consists of cross-country running and race-walking, and runs from April to August each year. It is open to all registered athletes.

All Little Athletes who have registered for the summer may also compete in the Inter-Centre Winter Competition. Little Athletes compete in the same age group as the preceding summer, with no further registration fee required. New registrations are also welcome for the winter season.

Athletes compete for Melville Centre – not their Club – and are required to wear a Melville Roar singlet (with plain black shorts). The athlete’s age tags and registration numbers from the summer season are used, and must be transferred to their Melville Roar singlet.


The Winter Program is a series of Inter-Centre competitions. Events are hosted by different Little Athletics Centres across the Perth area, and are organised by the hosting Centre. Cross Country and Road Walking compete on alternate weeks. See the Athletics West website for more details. 


Melville Centre holds mid-week training for cross-country running at Piney Lakes. Parental support is required for training.

Please be advised that parent runners are required especially during the darker months. Bring your wet weather gear, water bottles and plenty of enthusiasm.

Piney Lakes – Enter car park off Murdoch Drive. Meet on the grassed area in front of the Lake for warm up.


Events hosted by Melville Centre during the Winter Program will require parents of athletes who compete during the Winter Program to complete a roster. There are no parent roster requirements at events hosted by other Little Athletics Centres.