Our trophies and awards are strongly focussed towards participation and personal achievement. To be eligible for a Commitment or Zone trophy, athletes must have attended three-quarters of the total weeks of the season and must also have attended two weeks after the Christmas break. A Region or State trophy will be awarded to athletes qualifying for these carnivals.
The Age Group Championships are decided in each age group with the first place being the competitor with the highest aggregate number of points. Our Yearbook explains how our points system is calculated. There first six athletes in u12s and below, and the first 3 athletes in u13s and above are recognised at our Presentation Day in May.
A “Most Improved” award is available for each age group, based upon improvement points as determined by the computer recording system. Centre Championship medal winners are ineligible for this award. Under 6 athletes are eligible for a special perpetual trophy known as the “Scullion Award”.
There are two “Perpetual Trophies” for the best all round athletes, one for athletes in the U7-11 age groups and another for the U12-17 age groups. The criteria for these awards includes participation on Saturday mornings and at other carnivals, participation in the majority of events available to the athlete, individual achievement (good all rounder - blue colour patches), sportsmanship displayed on and off the field and records.
A number of other trophies are available for individual events such as Sprints (lane events), Distance (pack starts), Hurdles, Throws and Jumps. These will be judged on performances over the season at local Centre level, and in some cases Regional, State and/or National level. Details on how to qualify for these awards are contained in the Yearbook.
A trophy is also awarded for the “Single Most Outstanding Performance”. Consideration for this award includes Little Athletics National/State performance, Relay performance and National and State performance outside LA’s (seniors & school).
Under 15-17 athletes who have been with the Centre for a period of 5 consecutive years are awarded a plaque by the Centre. Those who achieve 10 years continuous registration receive an “Athlete Service Award” from the Little Athletics NSW.
The aim of these awards is to encourage improvement at every level and to reward regular attendance. Merit awards are given out after every four weeks of competition. There are three types given; track, field and an encouragement award per age group. The method of selecting awards being that all athletes receive one point for each event they have entered in and an additional two points for improving their time or distance. These awards are presented during competition on Saturday mornings.