General Information

Melville Roar is an athletics centre based at Len Shearer Reserve in Booragoon. It provides opportunities for little athletes aged 5 to 16 years to train and compete, as well as senior training groups.

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 from running, jumping, throwing and walking. Events are modified to suit the age, development and ability of the children.

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

Melville Little Athletics Centre holds weekly interclub competition at Len Shearer on Saturday mornings from October to March each year. We run two programs that alternate over the season, allowing everyone the opportunity to compete in their favourite event regularly. Cross Country and Road Walking events are offered during winter at various venues around Perth where both little athletes and seniors compete under the Centre.

There are four clubs that compete at Melville Little Athletics Centre on a Saturday morning. These are Brentwood, Leeming, Olympia and Palmyra-Bicton. You join to an individual club when you register and it is this clubs uniform you wear for competition each week.

Age Groups

At Melville we offer Little Athletics from Under 6 to Under 17. Your age group is determined by your age at the 31 December. You will need to provide proof of age when you register.

For 2022/2023 registration age groups are as follows:

Age Group U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17
Year Born 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006



Seniors compete in weekly athletics competitions for Athletics West throughout October – March, predominantly on Friday evenings at the WA Athletics Stadium in Mt Claremont. Senior athletes must be 11 years age and over as at the 31 December.