All Little Athletics centres in NSW are divided into zones and regions. Myall Coast LAC is in the Port Hunter Zone. The other centres in the Port Hunter Zone are, Medowie, Raymond Terrace, Tiligerry, Thornton, Woodbury, Stockton, Newcastle City, Adamstown New Lambton, Wallsend and Port Stephens. The Port Hunter Zone is part of Region 2. There is an 8 region structure. 4 Metropolitan and 4 Country.
Zone Championships are the qualifying stage process to regional and state championships. Selected athletes from U7 – U17 age groups from all centres within our Zone are eligible to compete at the Port Hunter Zone. The venue is mostly held at Raymond Terrace and hosted by the selected centre on a rotational basis from year to year.
Regional Championships are the next qualifying stage to the State Championships. Regional Championships are held over one full weekend in February. Our Region Championships are made up of qualifiers from 2 zones. This is much like the Zone Championships, excluding the U7 age group and athletes must have qualified through Zone.
The State Championships are usually held in March, at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. This is a 3 day carnival. You must have progressed from the Regional Champi-onships to be able to participate at this championship.
Little Athletics NSW hold other championships throughout the season.
State Relay Championships
The State Relay Championships, held in November of each year at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, is a team event where centres can enter both track and field relays. U8-U11 teams compete on the Junior Day, Saturday, and U12-U17 teams com-pete on the Senior Day, Sunday. We can select teams to compete at this event if we have enough interest.
State Multi-Event Championships
The State Multi-Event Championships is open to all registered athletes in the U7-U17 age groups, and is held the first full weekend in March in various locations throughout NSW Athletes take part in several events over 2 days. No finals are run and points are awarded to the athlete based on their performance on the day.
Cross Country & Road Walks Championships
Cross Country & Road Walks Championships are held on the first Sunday in July. This championship is open to all registered athletes in the U7-U17 age groups who compete over appropriate distances depending on their age group.
Throughout the season other centres often host Gala Days and other special events, which our registered Little Athletes can compete in.