To enable development in the sport of Track and Field through the promotion of coaching excellence, healthy lifestyles, positive attitudes, inclusiveness and community involvement.
Our aim is to guarantee all members access to a complete range of participation, training and competition opportunities and to ensure equity in all aspects of Athletics, including the provision of rewards and incentives, coaching, officiating and administration. Seven equity areas are identified which include gender, disabilities, older adults, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, non-English speakers, employment status and isolated communities.
Senior Athletics is governed by Athletics Australia. Each State and Territory are Member Associations of Athletics Australia with our State body being Queensland Athletics.
The Senior Athletics’ season starts in October each year and your age group is determined by your age as at 31st December of the year that the season finishes, minimum age is 12 years as at that date.
Senior Athletics operates a little differently to Little Athletics. In senior Athletics you can qualify for Junior and/or Open State Championships (usually held in February or early March) and Junior and/or Open National Championships which are usually held about a month later. You can compete in Shield Meets usually held in Brisbane or other competitions that may be held on the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. Competitions can be found here www.qldathletics.org.au/index.cfm/competition/
In addition to the usual in stadium events there are also “Out of Stadia” events which include Marathon and Roadwalking over distances of 3km, 5km, 10km, 20km and 50km.
Most competitions are set up by Queensland Athletics who sanctions each meet as either Gold Label, Silver Label or Bronze Label.
GOLD LABEL meets are sanctioned by Athletics Australia and Queensland Athletics and hold a ‘National Permit’. Performances achieved at Gold Label meets may be recognised for the following:
SILVER LABEL meets are sanctioned by Queensland Athletics and hold a ‘State Permit’. Performances achieved at Silver Label meets may be recognised for the following:
BRONZE LABEL meets are sanctioned by Queensland Athletics. Performances achieved at Bronze Label meets are not recognised by Athletics Australia or Queensland Athletics for qualifiers, records or rankings.
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Reasons why you should
for individuals from the ages of 12 - Open
for the achievement of all participants
for the inexperienced participants
for the more talented participants to compete at the Australian Athletics Championships
to assist athletes to develop athletics skills and transition to higher levels