Welcome to Toowong Harriers Little Athletics Centre
On behalf of the Toowong Harriers 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 35 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 meet 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 about encouraging each and every athlete to better their own previous best performances.
This year, in order to help bridge the gap between junior and senior athletics, we have decided to open up most of our meets to open aged Toowong Harriers Members (must be QA registered). We hope our membership take advantage of this opportunity to compete regularly, in a local and social environment.
Little Athletics 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 we cannot run our weekly meets without parental involvement and we encourage you all to have a go. You might consider gaining qualifications for coaching or sitting for officials gradings, every little bit helps our athletes.
Little Athletics is a wonderful breeding ground for children as they develop their general 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. Little Athletics helps with children’s confidence, resilience and coordination, and this strong base assists our children as they pursue future success in athletics, other sports and life in general.
Please read the handbook carefully as it contains most of the information you will need for the season ahead. You will receive regular news and updates that will provide further details for upcoming events, and updated performances of athletes. You can also find more information on our website and Facebook page.
We look forward to assisting where we can to ensure that all athletes and families enjoy the season ahead.
Toowong Harriers Committee