GENERAL INFORMATION

Season

 

Our 2019 season is set to commence on Saturday May 4th at 8.30 am for warm ups!  However, this year we are having a special Sign On Fun Day at 8.30 am on Saturday 27th April down at the club grounds.  An exciting morning is planned to give the children a chance to see what it would be like to be a part of our Club.  Come on down and see for yourself what a great sport Little Athletics is for all involved.  We are looking forward to a great season of Family, Fun & Fitness! Let's make 2019 a year to remember for our Club.

Our days are still run even in rainy weather (this is to condition the athletes for competition at Regional and State level where cancellation is not possible). If the weather is considered too dangerous to hold our events you will be notified by radio on local station 4BU and on our Facebook page.

 
Registrations

 

ALL RENEWAL REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE PAID NO LATER THAN THE 2ND WEEK OF THE NEW SEASON.

 

Only new registrations are allowed to participate in two Saturdays of trial days prior to registration. Athletes who wish to continue must pay their registration by commencement of their 3rd week in attendance. 

 

All athletes aged 5 to 16 years must be registered with Gin Gin Branch Little Athletics Centre Inc., however registration with Queensland Athletics as a dual registered athlete is optional from under 13 and must be done on the QA website in October each year.

 

Registrations Fees

- Tiny Tots:               $60.00 per athlete  (Minimum of 6 participants required and an adult willing to run their program weekly.)

- Under 6  to 17:       $100.00 per athlete

- Ground Fee Levy:    $50.00 per family per season 

    (The Ground Fee is paid direct to the club only on commencement and cannot be done online.)

- Trialists:                 $3.00 per day per athlete with a maximum of two 3 days permissable

                               (Trial days paid are deducted from registration fee upon registering if paid directly through the club)

 Our club does not have facilities for online registrations.   Click the link below to complete the Registration Form for bringing to the club.

Age Groups

 

Athletes aged between 5 and 16 participate in specific age groups which are calculated from 1st January. The athletes will participate in that registered age group for an LAQ Competition.

 

 

Upon registration you will receive:

 

- Registration Number which must be attached to the front of the club shirt.

- Age Label which is to be attached in the form of a pocket to the left hand sleeve. 

  Sewn on three sides to leave the top open to hold performance tickets.

- Result Book to place performance tickets in.

- An LAQ Year Book (available electronically).

- A Centre Year Book (available electronically).

 

Canteen

 

Due to inconsistent demand we are no longer running a fully stocked canteen. Healthy drinks are available for purchase and we run sausage sizzles if numbers support.

 

Uniforms

 

Shirts:           Gin Gin Club T- Shirt - Purple and Yellow

 

Bottoms:       Black Shorts or Black Bike Pants (No Brands/Logo names allowed on these during major competition events).

 

Hats:             Black Bucket Hat with Club logo on front

 

Pricing:

                       Shirts - $40.00 ea

                       Singlets - $32.00 ea

                       Crop Tops - $32.00 ea

                      Hats - $12.00 ea 

 

                       These items only available from the Centre.

 

A Reminder when at competitions that the correct uniform must be worn and athlete's number must be attached to front of shirt.

 

Footwear
 

Footwear is compulsory at all LAQ sanctioned competition levels.

 

Spikes may be worn at Centre level in the Under 11 to Under 17 age groups.  They must be no longer than 7mm (synthetic track) or 9mm (synthetic field) or 12mm (grass - track or field). Spikes must be carried onto the track and to the field event areas and then removed on completion of the event.  Spiked shoes must not be worn in the outer areas of the track and should be carried in a suitable bag at all times and stored safely when not in use.

 

Up to Under 10

 

Spikes can not be worn in any event.

 

Under 11 to Under 12

 

May wear spikes with or without spikes in all laned track events, jumping and javelin events.

 

Under 13 to Under 17

 

May wear spikes in all laned, including relays and unlaned track events (excluding walks), all jumping and javelin events. Any spike shoe with or without spikes attached may be worn.

 

 

Weekly Competition
 

Our weekly competition is conducted every Saturday morning during the season with an 8.30 a.m. start for warm ups.  Parent's assistance is essential to enable events to run smoothly and effectively each week.  It is also Club policy that at least one parent/guardian must be present during weekly competition days.

 

Official Accreditation Scheme

 

Our club offers the ability to obtain accreditation for LAQ grading. Applicants need to complete practical assessments and theory exams for each discipline.  The theory papers are set in event groups; Jumps, Throws, Track, Walks and Recording. A typical theory paper includes a general section and specific events.  Members are encouraged to underake the whole event group.  "D" grade Official Practical Assessment and Theory exams are carried out by either the Centre Manager or the Centre Officials Officer.

 

The theory exam is an open book situation, with reference made to LAQ Officials, Competition Handbooks and IAAF Handbook.

 
Insurance
 

Our club is covered under V-Insurance Group.  It is still an authorised representative of Willis so the Willis name will still appear on some documentation/websites.  Part of each Registration cost goes to ensure insurance coverage for the athletes and the club.  Further information can be found on the LAQ website.

Call us:

0456 112 161

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