ABOUT LITTLE ATHLETICS IN BENDIGO
Little Athletics welcomes young people with a wide range of abilities, skill and fitness levels.
Little Athletes participate and compete weekly with their friends, learning the many disciplines of athletics. These disciplines include running (sprinting, hurdles, endurance running), jumping (long jump, high jump, triple jump) and throwing (discuss, shot put, javelin).
Each season there are also opportunities for Little Athletes to participate in championship events, skills clinics and other great activities.
Come and Try
Little Athletes who have not been a member of a Centre before are able to take part in a two-week FREE trial period. This gives everyone involved a good understanding of what Little Athletics is and how the weekly events operate.
Parents and family can get involved, too.
The Little Athletics in Bendigo is a family oriented and operated program, where parents and family are encouraged (and required!) to get involved in a range of duties. These duties include helping to officiate events, time keeping, canteen duty, raking jumping pits, seting-up, moving and packing down equipment and more.
Join the crew. Wear the Uniform
Once a Little Athlete is fully registered it is a requirement to wear the Bendigo Little Athletics Centre uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at the Registration Collection Afternoon or on any competition day. Please contact us for more information about uniform ordering and costs.
Stay in touch with Team App
Parents can keep in touch with all of the Bendigo Little Athletics news and events using the Team App.
Simply download on your phone or tablet, find ‘Bendigo Little Athletics’ and you’re on your way!
I enjoy Little Aths because it’s a great way to be competitive while having fun with our friends.
I enjoy Little Aths because it’s a great way to stay fit and healthy while having fun.
Little Aths is lots of fun. I’m always improving and keeping fit and active. I like competing against other centres at Regionals and States. I really like all the friends I’ve made, too.
I like Little Aths because running is my favourite sport and it’s fun!
I like Little Aths because there are all different events and it means that everyone gets the chance to have a go at something that they like because it’s not the same every week. You get to make new friends and be part of a club that is like a little family.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Local competition is held at the Athletics Complex, Cnr Retreat Road & Cook Street, Flora Hill VIC 3550.
During the year there may be additional events at other venues such as Shepparton, Albury and Melbourne when the Litte Athletes represent the Bendigo Centre.
Competition is usually held on a Saturday morning from 8.30 am.
There are also occasional Friday night meetings from 5:00 pm.
Each week begins for the kids with a warm-up from 8.15 am or 4:45 pm while parent volunteers finalise setting up of equipment and age group managers organise their groups.
The season follows the cricket/tennis season and includes approximately 16 weeks of competition.