Little Athletics is a uniquely Australian activity for children from 3 to 16 years. As the name suggests, it is based on the sport of Athletics (track & field) and the events are specifically modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing and walking events are conducted.
Little A’s is all about “being your best”, and in doing so having fun, making friends and encouraging families to be involved in healthy activities. The emphasis is on participation and personal improvement. For over 40 years now across Australia the Little A’s motto has been Family, Fun & Fitness.
Kingsway Little Athletics Centre began from humble beginnings in 1977 consisting of just one club and 210 athletes. Since this time, the centre has achieved wonderful success, producing many state and national athletes as well as officials.
Over the last forty four years the dedication and passion of our volunteers have seen these numbers grow significantly. In the 2012/13 season Kingsway was home to eight clubs and over 800 athletes. With the creation of the Swan Valley Little Athletics centre in 2014, our registered athletes decreased to an average of 500 children spread over six clubs. These numbers have seen us recognised as the largest Little Athletics Centre in the State in many seasons.
Our Centre has a long proud history in our community and it fills us with pride to see many families returning with the third generation of athletes looking to make their own cherished memories at the Centre, just as their parents and grandparents did in seasons gone by.
The Little Athletics Australia Mission Statement is 'to develop children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement in athletic activities'. Something Kingsway LAC firmly believes in.
Little Athletics is all about everyone, parents included, getting fit, having fun, making friends and learning new skills. Many of our volunteers have made wonderful life long friends within the Centre so whatever your experience, don't feel scared or intimidated about putting your hand up and 'giving it a go'. After all, isn't that what we ask our kids to do?
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