Welcome to Toowong Harriers Little Athletics Centre
On behalf of the Toowong Harriers Inc Committee, we would like to welcome all new and returning athletes and their families for another season of Fun, Family and Fitness at Toowong Harriers Little Athletics Centre.
Our Centre and our little athletes have met with many successes for over 30 years thanks mostly to the involvement and commitment of parents supporting our young athletes.
Little Athletics is a sport designed for children aged five to seventeen. They are encouraged to participate in all disciplines with each centre meeting offering a balance of events i.e. running, jumping and throwing. This emphasis on full participation provides every opportunity for young athletes to develop balance, stamina, strength, coordination and self-control. Little Athletics is not about who won, who came second or even last. It is about encouraging each and every athlete to better their own previous best performances.
It is about having Fun with friends. Athletes are grouped in ages and many relationships are developed with others away from their regular circle of school friends. It is about the Family playing together and growing strong together. The timekeepers, the judges, the long jump officials are all mums and dads, many have no previous experience but without their efforts nothing happens. You might consider gaining qualifications for coaching or sitting for officials gradings, every little bit helps our athletes.
It is about developing Fitness in a safe and healthy sport. Athletics involves training sessions, warm-up sessions, coaching clinics and much encouragement and guidance from committed and caring parents.
Please read through the website and handbook as they contain most of the information you will need for the season ahead. You will receive regular news announcements and updates that will provide further details for upcoming events, and updated performances of athletes. You can also find information on the club’s facebook page.
We look forward to assisting where we can to ensure that all athletes and families enjoy the season ahead.
Toowong Harriers Committee