Our club operates in accordance with Australian Little Athletics (ALA) and Little Athletics QLD (LAQ) competition rules & guidelines in providing track & field events for athletes from U6 through to U17.
Our club firmly endorses both the ALA and LAQ ethos of “Be Your Best” and encourage all Club Committee Members, Patrons, Life Members, Parents, Supporters and Athletes to support this.
Little Athletics provides for modified competition rules for certain age groups all designed around age appropriateness and inclusiveness. Events covered by our weekly program include field events such as: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Triple Jump & High Jump. Our track program includes sprints and both middle & long distance events.
Redlands Athletics is based at Cleveland District State High School and holds its weekly competition Saturday afternoons from 2:30pm concluding around 5:00pm. Our season runs from August through to March with a break over the christmas / new year period. Upon our return in January to avoid the heat of the day twilight meets under lights are held.
Our weekly program of events is made available in the week leading up via our Facebook Page and also in our weekly newsletter which all registered members receive .
On the day of competition prior to starting we provide a brief introduction to that week’s competition advising of any important news on the day’s program plus other necessary information relating to major events, carnivals, rule changes, athlete celebrations or anything else considered important.
Please note, our program of events or the order of events may be amended as required from time to time depending on circumstances such as weather, age group numbers or other factors. The committee reserves wholly the right to make these changes at its discretion but will endeavour to keep members as up to date as possible.
Each age group will have available 4 events (two track and two field) on the day with their participation strongly encouraged so they are given every opportunity to improve. Remember the athlete is competing not against other athletes in their age group but themselves.
Our club has a comprehensive list of awards that athletes become eligible for. It is important to stress that not all awards are performance based. A full list of these and the various awards available to athletes please visit our awards tab or click here.
During the season we hold 5 Club Championship days, there is usually 3 prior to christmas and 2 in the new year. On these days athletes will have a number of pre determined events advised to them where they will be competing against each other for championship points. Over the 5 days all eligible events with the age groups will be covered to ensure a fair and equitable club championship is held. At the conclusion of the 5 days the sum of points earned by each athlete is totalled to arrive at our seasons Club Champions who will receive their Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. It is important to note there does exist attendance and competition eligibility rules for this award, full details of Club Championships can be found by clicking here.